In October 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods in China reached 3,810.4 billion yuan (US$542 billion), up by 7.2% year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 4.9 percent) according to National Bureau of Statistics.
The retail sales of consumer goods excluding automobiles reached 3,487.6 billion yuan in October, with an increase of 8.3%.
The retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 3,274.4 billion yuan in October 2019, up by 7.0% year-on-year, while that in rural areas was 536 billion yuan, up by 8.6% year-on-year.
From January to October 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 33,477.8 billion yuan, up 8.1% year-on-year. The retail sales of consumer goods excluding automobiles were 30,306.6 billion yuan, up 9.0%.
In the first ten months, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 28,626.8 billion yuan, up by 7.9 percent year-on-year, while that in rural areas was 4,851 billion yuan, up by 9.0 percent.
From January to October of 2019, China online retail sales reached 8,230.7 billion yuan (US$1,170.73 billion), an increase of 16.4% year on year. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 6,517.2 billion yuan, an increase of 19.8%, accounting for 19.5% of the total retail sales of social consumer goods.
Among the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing, and other commodities increased by 34.8%, 7.1% and 16.6% respectively.
|Billion yuan||Growth (%)|
|Tobacco and Liquor||30.8||4.4|
|Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear||115.3||-0.8|
|Gold, Silver and Jewelry||19.9||-4.5|
|Household Appliances and AV Equipment||67.8||0.7|
|Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines||48.4||5.1|
|Cultural and Office Appliances||24.9||-3.4|
|Petroleum and Related Products||171.7||-4.5|
|Building and Decoration Materials||19.5||2.6|