China News Service, April 29. According to the website of the Ministry of Commerce, China's online retail market maintained steady growth in the first quarter. The national online retail sales reached 2.81 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29.9%.

Data map: The courier finds and moves the express items for the residents.

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  In the first quarter, my country's online retail market maintained steady growth, mainly showing the following characteristics:

  The first is to force consumption to pick up.

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, the national online retail sales in the first quarter reached 2.81 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 29.9%, an average growth of 13.5% in two years, higher than the average two-year growth rate of consumer goods retail sales by 9.3%. The online retail sales of physical goods It accounts for 21.9% of the total retail sales of consumer goods.

Business big data monitoring shows that categories such as construction and decoration materials, furniture, tobacco and alcohol, hardware and electrical materials, Chinese and Western medicines have grown rapidly, with a year-on-year growth rate of more than 50%.

The first "Online New Year's Festival" organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant departments was successfully held, driving national online retail sales to over 900 billion.

  The second is the rapid growth in the central and western regions.

The growth rate of online retail sales in the western and central regions was higher than that of the whole country, with year-on-year growth rates of 43.5% and 33.8% respectively, and the two-year average growth rates were 16.9% and 10.5% respectively.

The year-on-year growth rates in the eastern and northeastern regions were 28.7% and 16.2%, respectively, and the two-year average growth rates were 15.0% and 12.4%, respectively.

  Third, cross-border e-commerce helps stabilize foreign trade.

The Ministry of Commerce, in conjunction with relevant ministries and commissions, has continuously introduced cross-border e-commerce facilitation measures, deepened the international cooperation of "Silk Road e-commerce", and supported the sustainable and healthy development of cross-border e-commerce.

According to customs statistics, in the first quarter, my country's cross-border e-commerce imports and exports reached 419.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 46.5%, of which exports were 280.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 69.3%; imports were 138.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15.1%.

Business big data monitoring of key cross-border e-commerce import platforms shows that imports of goods originating from Japan, the United States, and South Korea rank among the top three.

  Fourth, the quality and upgrade of rural e-commerce.

Business big data monitoring shows that in the first quarter, the national rural online retail sales reached 439.79 billion yuan, an increase of 35.3% year-on-year, and the two-year average growth rate was 14.7%.

The national online retail sales of agricultural products reached 105.58 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.9%.

The Ministry of Commerce will continue to fund the "three products and one standard" certification, build agricultural products brands, cultivate rural e-commerce talents, and promote the industrialization of rural e-commerce.

  Fifth, market regulations have been continuously strengthened. Recently, some violations of laws and regulations in the e-commerce sector have been investigated and dealt with by relevant departments. The Ministry of Commerce will continue to promote the establishment of integrity in the e-commerce field, encourage e-commerce companies to carry out integrity commitments, and publicize and share integrity information through the national e-commerce public service platform. Instruct e-commerce companies to further strengthen their correct outlook on development, operate in accordance with laws and regulations, earnestly fulfill their promises of integrity, and actively assume social responsibilities, so as to contribute to building a healthy and orderly market environment.

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