China Retail Sales YoY  2010-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in China rose 9.5 percent year-on-year in January-February of 2017, following a 10.9 percent increase in December and missing market expectations of a 10.5 percent rise. It was the weakest growth on record, as sales slowed for most categories: office supplies (13.4 percent from 15.3 percent in December), personal care (9.2 percent from 13.9 percent), garments (6.1 percent from 7.1 percent), cosmetics (10.6 percent from 11.0 percent) and home appliances (5.6 percent from 9.5 percent). Sales went up more for: jewelry (8.2 percent from 4.8 percent), furniture (11.8 percent from 9.9 percent), oil & oil products (14.0 percent from 7.1 percent) and building materials (12.9 percent from 10.2 percent). In contrast, sales fell for automobiles (-1.0 percent from 14.4 percent). Economic activity data in January and February can be distorted by the week-long Lunar New Year holidays. This year, the holiday fell on January 28th. Retail Sales YoY in China averaged 13 percent from 2010 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 19.90 percent in January of 2011 and a record low of 9.50 percent in January of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-13 02:00 AM Nov 10.8% 10.0% 10.1% 10%
2017-01-20 02:00 AM Dec 10.9% 10.8% 10.7% 10.6%
2017-03-14 02:00 AM Jan-Feb 9.5% 10.9% 10.5% 10.4%
2017-04-17 02:00 AM Mar 9.5% 9.65%
2017-05-15 02:00 AM Apr 9.43%
2017-06-14 02:00 AM May 9.93%




China Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 109.20 108.40 124.60 97.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.95 0.51 1.57 0.14 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 9.50 9.50 19.90 9.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 264757.60 241541.70 264757.60 453.00 CNY HML [+]
Disposable Personal Income 33616.00 31195.00 33616.00 343.40 CNY [+]
Personal Savings 0.35 0.35 3.15 0.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.35 4.35 12.06 4.35 percent [+]
Mni Consumer Sentiment 116.60 114.90 131.86 109.74 [+]
Consumer Credit 255813.80 252717.25 255813.80 59105.90 CNY HML [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.69 0.70 1.37 0.27 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 43.20 41.80 43.20 11.00 percent of GDP [+]



China Retail Sales YoY Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.50 19.90 9.50 2010 - 2017 percent Monthly