[:en]China retail sales rebound[:zh]中国零售销售的反弹
Retailers in China recorded sales of around 2 trillion yuan ($321 billion) in April, up 11.9 per cent.
Data from National Bureau of Statistics revealed that from January to April, total retail sales of consumer goods rose 12 per cent to 8.2 trillion yuan ($1.3 trillion).
In April, sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1.8 trillion yuan, 11.7 per cent higher than the previous year while that in rural areas was 264.1 billion yuan, up by 13.2 per cent, year-on-year.
Catering services in April gained 201.7 billion yuan, up by 10.7 per cent, year-on-year.