U.S. Retail Market Will Be Surpassed by China’s This Year

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U.S. Retail Market Will Be Surpassed by China’s This Year

Postby PinkDiamond » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:43 pm

I suppose this will be accurate as long as China doesn't have another pandemic, but at this point they've found some 147 or so new viruses among pigs, some of which have morphed into combinations of viruses, putting China in the spotlight again. But that's another story and isn't part of this one, just something else I read this morning. :?

U.S. Retail Market Will Be Surpassed by China’s This Year
June 29, 2020 by Emili Vesilind

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"A new study from market research firm eMarketer forecasts that China’s retail market will become the biggest in the world in 2020—surpassing the U.S. retail market, which has been the largest in the world for more than a century.

EMarketer projects that China will produce $5.072 trillion (RMB35.043 trillion) in retail sales in 2020, compared with $4.894 trillion in the United States. The pandemic recovery in the United States will help it reclaim the top spot in 2021 and 2022, but that after that China’s retail market will surpass the United States’ market, where eMarketer editors say it will “likely remain for several decades.”

This isn’t a huge surprise, as experts have been forecasting that China’s retail market would surpass the United States’. But not before 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic, which effectively shut down U.S. retail for roughly two months, sped up the shift.

China’s retail growth has been slow, but markedly speedier than the United States’. China’s retail market grew a modest 7.9% in 2019, due in part to the U.S.–China trade war, which has been dragging down markets in both countries. “The U.S. economy and its rates of consumption are expected to be ... '

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