Sales of the surveyed 100 major property developers rose 21.3 percent month on month to 1.09 trillion yuan (about 153.9 billion U.S. dollars), according to data from CRIC, a property research institution.
The figure represented year-on-year growth of 12.2 percent, CRIC data showed.
In breakdown, 77 of the 100 surveyed property developers reported rising sales in May from April, and 67 saw year-on-year growth in sales in May.
The report attributed developers' rising sales to their active marketing strategies and increased supply of houses.
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the sales of housing enterprises from the beginning of the year, the current market performance is gradually recovering, said the report.