Original title: 832 poor counties last year’s online retail sales exceeded 300 billion yuan
Gao Feng, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, said at a news conference on the 28th that third-party big data statistics showed that in 2020, the total amount of online retail sales in 832 national poverty-stricken counties was 301.45 billion yuan, an increase of 26.0% year on year. Among them, in the fourth quarter, the online retail sales of national poverty-stricken counties reached 94.57 billion yuan, an increase of 30.4% over the same period last year. The main indicators continued to improve, and the development momentum continued to increase.
Physical e-commerce plays a leading role. In 2020, the proportion of physical online retail sales in the total online retail sales of national poverty-stricken counties will be 58.7%, 8.7 percentage points higher than that in 2019. Among them, the top three sales are food health care, home decoration, clothing. The online retail sales of drugs, instruments and books grew rapidly, with a year-on-year growth of 192.5% and 110.6% respectively.
In the fourth quarter of this year, service e-commerce turned from negative to positive for the first time, and basically recovered to the pre epidemic level. In 2020, the online retail sales of online catering will reach 50.5 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 13.5%. The online retail sales of game calls and life services were 4.8 billion yuan and 7.53 billion yuan respectively, up 59.7% and 29.5% year on year respectively. The online retail sales of online tourism reached 58.06 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 6.1%.
In addition, e-commerce of agricultural products continued to grow rapidly. The data shows that in 2020, the online retail sales of agricultural products in national poverty-stricken counties will reach 40.66 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 43.5%, 14.6 percentage points higher than that in 2019, reflecting that more farmers will turn their offline agricultural products to online sales. By the end of 2020, the total number of e-commerce providers in national poverty-stricken counties will reach 3.065 million, an increase of 366 000 or 13.7% compared with that in 2019.
(editor in chief: Zhao Chao, LV Qian)