BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s industrial output rose 3.1% in September from a year earlier, missing expectations, and slowing from 5.3% in August, official data showed on Monday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected output to rise 4.5%.
Retail sales grew 4.4% in September on-year, compared with a forecast 3.3% increase and a 2.5% rise in August.
Fixed asset investment increased 7.3% in the first nine months from the same period a year earlier, missing expectations for a 7.9% rise and slowing from an 8.9% jump in January-August.
China’s economy has staged an impressive rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic but has recently shown signs of losing momentum, weighed down by power shortages, supply bottlenecks, sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks and regulatory crackdowns on sectors from tech to property.
Reporting by Kevin Yao and Liangping Gao; Editing by Kim Coghill
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