Total retail sales of consumer goods go down by 7.5 percent in April 2020

May 20, 2020  |  by Zhao xh

In April, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,817.8 billion yuan, down 7.5 percent year on year (the actual decline was 9.1 percent, after deducting the price factor, and the following are nominal growth except for special instructions), with the decrease of 8.3 percentage points over last month. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods excluding automobiles reached 2,509.5 billion yuan, down 8.3 percent.
                                                                   
From January to April, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 10,675.8 billion yuan, down 16.2 percent year on year in nominal growth. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods excluding automobiles reached 9,735.7 billion yuan, down 15.5 percent.
 
According to the location of business units, in April, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 2,455.8 billion yuan, down 7.5 percent year-on-year, 8.4 percentage points lower than that of last month; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 362 billion yuan, down 7.7 percent, 7.4 percentage points lower than that of last month. From January to April, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 9,241.3 billion yuan, down 16.3 percent year on year; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 1,434.5 billion yuan, down 15.4 percent.
 
According to consumption types, the retail sales of goods reached 2,587.1 billion yuan, down 4.6 percent, 7.4 percentage points lower than that of last month; catering revenue was 230.7 billion yuan, down 31.1 percent year on year, 15.7 percentage points lower than that of last month. From January to April, the retail sales of goods reached 9,842.5 billion yuan, down 13.1 percent; catering revenue was 833.3 billion yuan, down 41.2 percent year on year.
 
From January to April, the national online retail sales reached 3,069.8 billion yuan, up 1.7 percent year on year, which was 0.8 percent from January to March. Among them, online retail sales of physical goods reached 2,575.1 billion yuan, an increase 8.6 percent, accounting for the proportion of total retail sales of consumer goods 24.1 percent. Among the online retail sales of physical goods, food and use goods increased respectively by 36.7 and 12.4 percent, while clothing goods decreased by 12 percent.
 
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

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