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NBS: China's growth stable in first two months

By Zhou Lanxu | | Updated: 2019-03-14 10:07
A worker tests the temperature of molten steel at a steel plant in Dalian, Liaoning province. [Photo by Liu Debin/For China Daily]

China's industrial output posted steady growth in the first two months of this year, up 5.3 percent year-on-year compared with 5.7 percent in December, official data showed Thursday.

Fixed-asset investment growth was 6.1 percent in January and February combined, compared with 5.9 percent for the whole of 2018 according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Retail sales increased 8.2 percent year-on-year in the same period, unchanged compared with December, NBS data showed.

The economic indicators showed the world's second-largest economy expanded at a stable manner in the first two months, the NBS said in a statement.

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