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National Bureau of Statistics of China : Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December 2012

01/18/2013 | 06:29am US/Eastern

In December, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,033.4 billion yuan, up by 15.2 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 13.5 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 1,077.3 billion yuan, increased 15.3 percent. From January to December, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 20,716.7 billion yuan, up by 14.3 percent year-on-year (actual increase was 12.1 percent after deducting price factors). The total retail sales of consumer goods increased 1.53 percent in December, month-on-month.


In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,751.1 billion yuan in December, up by 15.2 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 282.3 billion yuan, up by 15.1 percent, year-on-year.

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in December gained 228.7 billion yuan, up by 15.1 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 1,804.7 billion yuan, up by 15.2 percent, year-on-year, of which, the amount of enterprises (units) above designated size was 996.2 billion yuan, up by 15.4 percent, year-on-year.


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 December 2011 was revised.

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

Months

Growth Rate (%)

2011-December

1.41

2012-January

0.19

February

1.22

March

1.56

April

1.17

May

1.36

June

1.49

July

1.28

August

1.38

September

1.68

October

1.38

November

1.52

December

1.53





Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December

Item

December

Jan-Dec

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

20334

15.2

207167

14.3

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

10773

15.3

101129

14.6

Grouped by Different Areas

City

17511

15.2

179318

14.3

At and Below County Level

2823

15.1

27849

14.5

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

Catering Services

2287

15.1

23283

13.6

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

812

14.1

7799

12.9

Retail Sales of Goods

18047

15.2

183884

14.4

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

9962

15.4

93330

14.8

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

1291

18.3

12406

17.9

Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1162

16.4

9778

18.0

Cosmetics

136

16.5

1340

17.0

Gold, Silver and Jewelry

225

19.6

2209

16.0

Commodities

342

21.9

3364

17.5

Sports and Recreation Articles

44

22.3

411

10.5

Household Appliances and AV Equipment

647

9.7

5936

7.2

Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

473

21.4

4814

23.0

Cultural and Office Appliances

232

12.7

2183

17.7

Furniture

189

32.4

1604

27.0

Communication Appliances

156

14.0

1540

28.9

Petroleum and Related Products

1514

19.0

16657

16.9

Automobile

2681

9.0

23803

7.3

Building and Decoration Materials

238

23.3

1978

24.6

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.

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