Retail Sales in China
China - Retail Sales
Growth in retail sales accelerates to five-month high in September
In September, nominal retail sales grew 9.2% on an annual basis, an acceleration from the 9.0% expansion registered in August and the highest reading in five months. The print was above market expectations of a 9.0% increase. September’s print was driven by stronger sales of household appliances and clothing and footwear. Despite decelerating slightly, sales of petroleum and petroleum-related products remained robust in September. Meanwhile, car sales contracted at a fastest pace in September.
On a seasonally-adjusted basis, retail sales expanded 0.80% in September, edging down from the 0.82% increase in August. Annual average growth in retail sales inched down from 9.5% in August to 9.4% in September.
China Retail Sales Forecast
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect retail sales to increase 9.5% in 2019, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel sees retail sales expanding 9.2%.
China - Retail Sales Data
|Retail Sales (annual variation in %)||13.1||12.0||10.7||10.4||10.3|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
China Retail Sales Chart
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||3.50||-0.40 %||Nov 09|
|Exchange Rate||6.96||-0.19 %||Nov 09|
|Stock Market||2,599||-0.34 %||Nov 09|
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