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15 July 2015

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Hunan’s Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods Up 11% in Nov.

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The Hunan Provincial Bureau of Statistics announced that, in November, the total retail sales of consumer goods across Hunan province reached 166.1 billion CNY, up 11% year on year. The growth is 1.8 percentage points faster than the same period last year. 
 
The retail turnover of goods for basic living grew rapidly. In November, among the wholesale and retail businesses above designated sizes (with annual sales of more than 20 million CNY and 5 million CNY respectively), the sales of basic living goods amounted to 13.9 billion CNY, a year-on-year growth of 13.8% and 3.8 percentage points higher than last year. The sales of grain, oil, and foodstuff increased by 16.6%; that of meat and eggs 22.7%; that of seafood 13.6%; that of vegetables 6.2%; that of fresh and dried fruit 21.9%; that of garments, footwear, hats, and knitwear 9.9%; and, that of daily necessities 16.1%. 
 
The growth rate of retail sales of residential commodities dropped. In the wholesale and retail sales units above designated size, the retail sales of building materials reached 2.3 billion CNY, a year-on-year increase of 1.2% and 7.7 percentage points lower than the same period last year. The sales of building and decoration materials declined 12.1%; that of furniture 15.4%; and, that of hardware and electronic materials 13.6%. 
 
The retail sales of household appliances slowed down. In the wholesale and retail sales units above designated size, the turnover of domestic appliance was 3.8 billion CNY, up by 7.7% and 2 percentage points lower than the same period last year.
 
Sluggish growth was seen in the sales of petroleum and related products. In the wholesale and retail sales units above designated size, the sales of petroleum and related products achieved 8.5 billion CNY, with a year-on-year growth of 3.1% and 6.6 percentage points lower than the same period last year.
 
Rapid increase was seen in smart appliances and new energy automobile sales. In the wholesale and retail sales units above designated size, the sales volume of intelligent household appliances and audio-visual equipment increased by 26.9% and that of new energy automobile 135.1%.  
 
Catering consumption maintained steady growth. The retail sales of hotel and catering units above designated size gained 2.3 billion CNY, an increase of 4.4% and 2.4 percentage points higher than the same period last year. The sales of meals rose by 4.2% and that of fast food 26.7%. 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Wu Lirong
 
Chinese source: icswb.com