April 20 - China's shoe sales totaled 2.26 billion pairs in 2011, making it the world's largest shoe market before the US's 2.13 billion pairs, Securities Times reported.

April 19 - China's cosmetics receipts from online sales jumped 66.6% to ¥37.26 billion in 2011 and are expected to reach ¥120 billion by 2015, according to iResearch.

April 19 - Personal computer sales in China are estimated to total 78.95 million units valued at $7.22 billion in 2012, according to IDC.

April 18 - Revenue from China's upscale mineral water sales is expected to amount to ¥1.3 billion per year by 2015, according to a forum on healthy water.

April 16 - China's tariffs on some electronic goods were lowered to 10%, a 10 percentage point decrease, while tariffs for fragrances, eye creams and serums increased by ¥100, China Customs said.

April 13 - China's smartphone sales surged 103.1% to 72.1 million in 2011 and are expected to grow 56% to 113 million units this year, according to iResearch. Smartphones currently account for 13% of all cellphones in China.

April 13 - China's retail sales rose 15.2% year on year to ¥1.56 trillion in March and rose 14.8% year on year to ¥4.93 trillion in the first three months of 2012, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

April 12 - China's online retail sales are expected to exceed $360 billion by 2015, according to BCG report.

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