The latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on April 16 shows that in March 2021, the national catering revenue was 351.1 billion yuan, an increase of 91.6%year-on-year; the catering revenue of units above designated size was 82.2 billion yuan, an increase of 115.2%year-on-year. From January to March 2021, the national catering revenue was 1,059.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 75.8%; the catering revenue of units above designated size was 228.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 77.7%.
According to the analysis of the China Culinary Association, in March, the growth rate of national catering revenue and limited catering revenue increased by 22.7 and 53.4 percentage points respectively over the first two months, an increase of 138.4 and 161.9 percentage points from the same period last year. Large brands The leading role of catering companies remains strong. From January to March, catering revenue accounted for 10.1%of the total retail sales of consumer goods, and the leading edge in growth continued to expand to 41.9 percentage points.
The China Culinary Association believes that in the first quarter, the national economy started steadily and the catering market showed a sustained and stable recovery. At present, the catering industry continues to implement normalized epidemic prevention and control measures and more stringent and complete public health safety prevention and control policies to create a safe dining environment. Promote online and offline integration, and actively develop new catering consumption models such as online ordering and contactless delivery. New year’s catering consumption, tourism catering consumption, rural catering consumption,”night economy”, Winter Olympics theme catering, etc. will become new kinetic energy and new business opportunities to promote catering consumption. Resolutely stop catering waste, promote catering economy and green development, and optimize catering operation and service standards. Through a variety of consumption promotion activities, continue to release the potential of catering consumption and promote the further recovery and development of the catering industry.
Figure national catering revenue and year-on-year growth in each month since 2020
Source:According to the data compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics.China Cooking Association