Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Business / Macro

China's online retail sales of physical goods topped 10t yuan in 2021

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-28 17:12
Share - WeChat
A saleswoman promotes local dry fruits via livestream at the Grand Bazaar Pedestrian Mall in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on April 12. [Photo/Sipa]

BEIJING - China's online retail sales of physical goods exceeded the 10-trillion-yuan ($1.58 trillion) threshold to hit 10.8 trillion yuan in 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday.

In 2021, China's online retail sales reached 13.1 trillion yuan, MOC spokesperson Gao Feng told a press briefing.

Online retail sales of physical goods accounted for 24.5 percent of total retail sales of consumer goods and contributed 23.6 percent of the growth of retail sales of consumer goods in 2021, Gao said.

He added that the steadily growing online retail market has become an important force keeping growth, employment and consumption stable.

China's consumption market saw an upgrading trend last year, with healthy, green and high-quality goods increasingly favored by consumers, Gao said. Data shows that sales of smart home devices surged 90.5 percent year-on-year in 2021, and sales of organic vegetables skyrocketed 127.6 percent year-on-year.

E-commerce in the services sector posted robust growth. Online catering sales rose 30.1 percent year-on-year, an increase of 27.9 percentage points from the previous year, according to Gao.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349