Watching retail sales in China

|By:, SA News Editor

A strong month for retail sales in China could bode well for U.S. companies relying on a vibrant consumer in the region. March's pace of 12.2% growth beat estimates.

During Q1, China's retail sales increased 12% Y/Y to 6.21T yuan ($1.01T).

A cross-section of some firms looking at China for growth includes Yum Brands (YUM), Whirlpool (WHR), Avon Products (AVP), Ford (F), Ralph Lauren (RL), and Procter & Gamble (PG).