l The top 100 retailers were responsible for 11% of total retail sales in 2009; the ratio was basically unchanged compared to 2008.
l The population of urban China is expected to reach 650 million in 2010, or 47% of the toal popuolation. The ratio is expected to be 59% by 2025. Currently, 25% of the world's cities populated by at least 500,000 people are in China.
l The turnover of online shopping was worth ¥258.6 billion ($1 = ¥6.7) in 2009 and is expected to total ¥450 billion in 2010 and ¥1 trillion by 2013.
l China's spending on luxury goods rose 27.5% to $9.4 billion in 2009, second just to the US. Most of Gucci's new openings in the country so far this year took place in second and third tier cities.