China Retail Sales YoY  2010-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

China's retail sales increased by 8.5 percent from a year earlier in May of 2018, missing market expectations of 9.6 percent and following a 9.4 percent rise in the previous month. It is the weakest reading since June 2003, due to seasonal factors leading to delayed consumption. Sales rose at a slower pace for: garments (6.6 pct vs 9.2 pct in April); cosmetics (10.3 pct vs 15.1 pct); personal care (10.3 pct vs 12 pct); office supplies (8.1 pct vs 18.3 pct); and building materials (6.5 pct vs 11.4 pct). In addition, sales of automobiles declined by 1 percent, compared to a 3.5 percent rise in April. Meantime, retail trade growth accelerated for: jewelry (6.7 pct vs 5.9 pct); home appliances (7.6 pct vs 6.7 pct); and furniture (8.6 pct vs 8.1 pct). Retail Sales YoY in China averaged 12.47 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.90 percent in January of 2011 and at least, a record low in June of 2003.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-17 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 10.1% 9.7% 9.7% 9.9%
2018-05-15 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 9.4% 10.1% 10% 9.8%
2018-06-14 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.5% 9.4% 9.6% 9.7%
2018-07-16 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.5% 8.9%
2018-08-14 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.6%
2018-09-14 02:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.5%


China Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 122.90 122.30 124.60 97.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.29 0.66 1.57 0.14 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 8.50 9.40 19.90 8.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 292661.30 264757.60 292661.30 453.00 CNY HML [+]
Disposable Personal Income 36396.00 33616.00 36396.00 343.40 CNY [+]
Personal Savings 0.35 0.35 3.15 0.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.35 4.35 12.06 4.35 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 333730.29 328697.84 333730.29 59105.90 CNY HML [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.89 0.87 1.37 0.27 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 48.40 48.00 48.40 10.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 108.50 107.90 123.50 90.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 116.40 114.70 128.40 96.40 [+]


China Retail Sales YoY

In China, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides - China Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 9.40 19.90 8.50 2010 - 2018 percent Monthly




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