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Retail sales rebound in June

Retail sales grew 3.1% year on year in June (May: -6.7% yoy). Growth was recorded in sectors such as food, clothing, IT, fuel and vehicles. However, subsectors such as furniture and construction and decoration materials saw contractions, likely a reflection of the ongoing downturn in the housing market.

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.5% in seasonally-adjusted terms in June, which was better than May’s flat reading and marked the best result since December 2021. Meanwhile, the trend improved, with the annual average growth of retail sales coming in at 7.3% in June, up from May's 4.5%.

Our panelists see retail sales rising 6.5% in 2022, down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 9.0% in 2023.

China - Retail Sales Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)10.7  10.4  10.3  9.0  8.1  

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Note: Annual variation of retail sales in %.
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China and FocusEconomics calculations.

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