China's total retail sales of consumer goods in May of 2008 reached CNY870.4 billion, up 21.6% year on year. Of which, the retail sales of China's wholesale and retail sale industry hit CNY737.2 billion, rising 21.8% compared to the same period a year earlier. China's accumulated retail sales in the first five months of this year totaled CNY4.2401 trillion, increasing by 21.1% year on year. China's consumption growth still remained at a high level in recent years, even if the growth once had experienced a slight decline after China suffered the snow disaster and earthquake. It is forecasted that the consumption growth rate won't have a big fall in a certain period of time in the future, and China's retail industry is still in the golden period of development.
The report makes an in-depth analysis on all investment projects financed by 45 listed companies in China's retail industry, and makes a summary on investment trend of China's retail industry as well as investment characteristics and trend of all the listed companies.
The investment of the listed retail companies has increased gradually and steadily in recent years. In 2007, the investment reached the summit, surpassing CNY11.7 billion. The investment projects are always financed mainly by non fund raising, so it can be seen that the listed retail companies have a strong self-financing capability and they don't rely on the stock market to raise fund.
Shanghai is the place with the most investment in retail industry, ranking the first in China in terms of both fun raising investment and non fund raising investment. This shows that the listed companies give more confidence to the market in Shanghai, followed by Liaoning Province, Hubei Province, Beijing and Jiangsu Province in terms of investment amount.
China Top 10 Province/Municipality in Terms of Investment of Stock Listed Retail Companies, 2000-2008
The report summarizes the project investment of the 45 listed retail companies, like Beijing Wangfujing Department Store (Group) Co., Ltd.
Annual Investment of the company of Wangfujing, 2000-2007
Investment Distribution of Wangfujing by Segments, 2000-2008
Investment Characteristics of Wangfujing:
Its main business is the operation and management of department store. It has 16 department stores, located in Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Baotou, Chongqing, Nanning, Hohhot, Luoyang, Changsha, Xining and Urumchi respectively.
The stores in maturity include Chengdu Store, Beijing Department Store and Shuang'an Store. The stores in Baotou, Guangzhou, Changsha, Luoyang and Xining will be the star stores in the future, which will be the main source of rapid growth in the company's performance in the following three years. The rest is still in the early stage of development.
Wangfujing will continue to expand its business scale in the future through operation mode of department store chain. The company opens 4-5 new stores annually.
Since 2004, its number of investment projects has risen. Its investment is on the upward trend, and all projects are financed by non fund raising. In 2007, it had seven projects, of which the average investment was nearly CNY100 million, the peak in recent years. Its investment is mainly concentrated in North China.
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