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Today In Data: China Measures Consumer Economy

Shopping malls and convenience stores are among the fastest growing brick-and-mortar retail buildings in China, according to news from the country’s Ministry of Commerce.

To help learn more about consumer spending, the Chinese government has put together a way to gauge consumer spending in these commerce areas.

Here are the numbers:

58 | Number of cities where mall index was developed and measured

30 | Number of cities where convenience store index was developed and measured

77.2 percent | Amount of consumption contributing to economic expansion in Q1 2017

64.6 percent | Amount of consumption contributing to economic expansion in Q1 2016

72.2 percent | Convenience store expansion increase for Q1 2017

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