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Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in September 2013

2015-09-14 National Bureau of Statistics of China Font Size:[ L M S ]

In September 2013, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,065.3 billion yuan, up by 13.3 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 11.6 percent. The follows are nominal growth rates if there’s no additional explanation). Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of industrial enterprises (units) above designated size was 1052.6 billion yuan, increased 12.4 percent. From January to September, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 16,881.7 billion yuan, up by 12.9 percent year-on-year.

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,760.6 billion yuan in September, up by 13.1 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 304.7 billion yuan, up by 14.8 percent, year-on-year. From January to September, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 14,579.9 billion yuan, up by 12.7 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,301.8 billion yuan, up by 14.5 percent, year-on-year.

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in September gained 225.9 billion yuan, up by 9.1 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 1,839.4 billion yuan, up by 13.9 percent, year-on-year. From January to September, the catering services gained 1,817.8 billion yuan, up by 8.9 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 15,063.9 billion yuan, up by 13.4 percent, year-on-year.

The retail sales amount of goods of enterprises (units) above designated size was 979.2 billion yuan, up by 13.5 percent. From January to September, the retail sales amount of goods of enterprises (units) above designated size was 7,872.9 billion yuan, up by 12.1 percent.

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in September

 

 

Item

September

Jan-Sep

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

20653

13.3

168817

12.9

 

 Of Which: Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

10526

12.4

84571

11.0

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

17606

13.1

145799

12.7

 

 At and Below County Level

3047

14.8

23018

14.5

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2259

9.1

18178

8.9

 

  Of which: Income of Catering Services of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

734

-1.3

5842

-1.8

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

18394

13.9

150639

13.4

 

  Of which: Income of Retail Sales of Goods of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

9792

13.5

78729

12.1

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff, Beverages, Tobacco and Liquor

1383

13.8

10636

13.8

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

938

13.3

7913

12.2

 

      Cosmetics

141

14.6

1182

13.1

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

218

18.2

2256

29.6

 

      Commodities

350

15.8

2873

14.5

 

      Sports and Recreation Articles

40

6.6

326

7.2

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

604

14.2

4954

14.7

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

546

18.1

4256

16.0

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

217

9.1

1720

10.7

 

      Furniture

175

19.9

1340

20.6

 

      Communication Appliances

167

20.6

1449

16.6

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1643

9.6

13479

9.1

 

      Automobile

2567

13.2

20396

9.3

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

237

27.0

1680

20.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:
1.The growth rate in this table are all nominal growth rate.

2.For parts of data, the total is not equal to the total of sub-items due to round-off.

Annotations:

1. Explanatory Notes

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods: refers to the sales of physical commodity or the income of catering services sold or provided by enterprises (units) to individuals, social organizations for non-production and non-operation purposes.

2. Statistical Coverage

The corporate enterprises, industrial activity units or self-employed individuals which retail goods or provide catering services. Enterprises (units) above designated size refer to those wholesale enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 20 million yuan and above, those retail enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 5 million yuan and above, and those hotel and catering enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 2 million yuan and above.

3. Survey Methods

All enterprises (units) above designated size are surveyed, while the data of enterprises (units) below designated size are collected by sampling survey.

4. Month-on-Month Figure Revision

According to the auto-revision function of the seasonal adjustment model, the growth rate of the total retail sales of consumer goods from September 2012 was revised. The revised figures and figures for September 2013 are as follows:

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate
of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2012-September

1.32

October

1.16

November

1.21

December

1.25

2013-January

0.19

February

0.97

March

1.30

April

1.26

May

1.18

June

1.23

July

1.25

August

1.13

September

1.24