China Retail Market Size by Sector and Channel including Online Retail, Key Players and Forecast, 2022-2026

Pages: 118 Published: September 19, 2022 Report Code: GDRT0511MR

This databook uses data from GlobalData’s Retail database showing the trends in the market and sectors by value. It also reveals the major retailers by market share in 2021 in each of the sectors. All data includes the impact COVID-19 has had on sales in 2021 (forecasted at the date of publication).

This databook provides both the historic and forecast market data of total retail sales in China. It illustrates the data with charts, graphs and tables summarizing the value trends, with individual sector details in overall retail. The forecasts include the impact of COVID-19 on growth. The databook also reveals major retailers in each sector and their market share along with their price and market positioning in 2021.


– The overall retail industry in China is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% between 2021 and 2026 to reach CNY 56,659 bn.

– Food & Grocery is the dominating sector with CNY 22,578 bn in 2021 and is the fastest growing sector, which will grow at 10.2% CAGR between 2021-2026 to reach CNY 36,700 bn.

– Convenience stores (including independents) and gas stations is the leading channel, but Duty free retail channel is expected to see the maximum growth during the forecast period, registering a CAGR of 19.6% between 2021-2026 to reach CNY 108.3 bn.

– The China retail industry is dominated by mass market players

Reasons to Buy

– Gain a comprehensive view of the retail industry and forecasts to 2026

– Explore new opportunities that will allow you to align your product offerings and strategies to meet demand following the impact of COVID-19 on the retail market

– Investigate current and forecast trends in retail sectors to identify the opportunities offering the most potential

– Understand who the main competitors are in the sectors and their price positioning

Key Players

RT Mart
Yonghui Superstores Group
Suning Electronics
GuoDa Drugstore

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The State of Retail

Clothing, footwear & accessories

Food & grocery


Health & beauty






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