China's overall GDP growth reached 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters of this year, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
The country's economy grew by 6.0 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, versus 6.2 percent in the second, the NBS said.
China has set a target of maintaining its GDP growth between 6 and 6.5 percent this year.
The Chinese economy maintained overall stability in the first three quarters, but is under mounting downward pressure, the administration said in a statement.
The country will "place stable growth and reasonable range of economic development at a more prominent position," the statement said.
1GDP grows 6.2% in Q1-3
China's GDP expanded 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters of 2019 to about 69.78 trillion yuan ($9.87 trillion), data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
The growth was in line with the government's annual target of 6-6.5 percent set for 2019.
In the third quarter, the country's GDP rose 6 percent year-on-year, according to NBS data.
2CPI rises 3%
China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, rose by 3 percent year-on-year in September, versus 2.8 percent a month earlier, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Between January and September, the CPI rose by an average of 2.5 percent year-on-year, below the 3 percent annual control target, NBS data showed.
On a month-by-month basis, the CPI rose by 0.9 percent.
3PPI down 1.2%
China's producer price index, which gauges factory gate prices, dropped for the third month in a row by 1.2 percent year-on-year in September, the steepest contraction since July 2016, according to the NBS. The PPI declined by 0.8 percent in August.
During the January-September period, the average PPI remained unchanged from a year earlier.
On a month-by-month basis, the PPI edged up by 0.1 percent, the NBS said.
4PMI at 49.8
The purchasing managers' index for China's manufacturing sector edged up to 49.8 in September from 49.5 in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below that reflects contraction.
The PMI for the non-manufacturing sector came in at 53.7 in September, down from 53.8 in August but remaining within the expansion zone.
5Industrial output up 5.8%
China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, expanded 5.8 percent year-on-year in September, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
The growth rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than that logged in August, according to the NBS. On a monthly basis, industrial output rose 0.72 percent from August.
The country's value-added industrial output increased by 5.6 percent year-on-year from January to September this year.
6Fixed-asset investment up 5.4%
Fixed-asset investment expanded by 5.4 percent year-on-year during the January-September period, compared with 5.5 percent in the first eight months.
The FAI amounted to 46.12 trillion yuan in the January to September period, NBS data showed.
FAI includes capital spent on infrastructure, property, machinery and other physical assets.
7Property investment up 10.5%
China's investment in property development grew 10.5 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2019, unchanged from the reading of the first eight months, the NBS said.
Total property investment during the Jan-Sept period registered at 9.8 trillion yuan, the NBS said.
8Retail sales up 7.8%
China's retail sales of consumer goods rose 7.8 percent year-on-year in September to 3.45 trillion yuan, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
The pace was 0.3 percentage points higher than the previous month.
In the first nine months, retail sales of consumer goods climbed 8.2 percent year-on-year to 29.67 trillion yuan. The pace was unchanged from that in the first eight months.
9 Foreign trade down 3.3%
Foreign trade in September decreased by 3.3 percent to reach 2.78 trillion yuan. Exports dropped by 0.7 percent in yuan terms last month, while imports fell 6.2 percent, as per data from the General Administration of Customs.
Foreign trade in first nine months increased by 2.8 percent year-on-year to reach 22.91 trillion yuan. Exports grew by 5.2 percent in yuan terms during the period, while imports fell 0.1 percent.
Trade surplus stood at 2.05 trillion yuan in the first three quarters, expanding 44.2 percent from one year earlier.
10New yuan loans gain momentum
China's new yuan-denominated loans reached 1.69 trillion yuan in September, a year-on-year increase of 306.9 billion yuan, according to the People's Bank of China.
In the first three quarters, China's new yuan-denominated loans totaled 13.63 trillion yuan, while loans denominated in foreign currencies added $4.9 billion.
The M2, a broad measure of money supply that covers cash in circulation and all deposits, rose 8.4 percent year-on-year to 195.23 trillion yuan by the end of September, central bank data showed.
11FDI up 3.8%
Foreign direct investment into the Chinese mainland grew 6.5 percent year-on-year to 683.21 billion yuan in the first nine months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said.
A total of 30,871 new foreign-funded enterprises were founded in the January-September period, according to the ministry's data.
In September alone, FDI amounted to 79.18 billion yuan, up 3.8 percent year-on-year, the data showed.
12 Fiscal revenue up 3.3%
China's fiscal revenue increased 3.3 percent year-on-year to about 15.07 trillion yuan in the first nine months of 2019, official data showed.
The central government collected about 7.2 trillion yuan during the period, up 3.5 percent year-on-year, while local governments saw fiscal revenue up 3.1 percent to about 7.86 trillion yuan, according to the Ministry of Finance.
13Job market remains stable
A total of 10.97 million new urban jobs were created during the January-September period, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2 percent in September.
14Power use up 4.4%
China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2019, according to National Energy Administration.
Total power use hit 5.34 trillion kilowatt hours in the January-September period.
In September alone, the country's power use grew 4.4 percent year-on-year, 0.8 percentage points higher than that in August.