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China CPI growth eases to 3.4% in April

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's inflation eased slightly in April as warming weather led to a drop in food prices, building up confidence that the government's annual targets set for the area could be met. Full story

 

China power consumption decelerates in April

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Energy consumption rose 3.7 percent year-on-year to 389.9 billion kWh in April, down 3.3 percentage points from that in March, according to a statement on the website of the National Energy Administration (NEA).Full story 

China PPI down 0.7% in April

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, fell 0.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. Full story

China's retail sales up 14.1% in April

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's retail sales grew 14.1 percent year on year to 1.56 trillion yuan (247.8 billion U.S. dollars) in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday.

After deducting inflation, retail sales growth in real terms was 10.7 percent in April and on a monthly basis, sales went up 1.13 percent. Full story

China's industrial value-added output up 9.3% in April

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's industrial value-added output grew 9.3 percent year on year in April after adjusted by inflation, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. Full story

China's fixed-asset investment up 20.2% in January-April

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's urban fixed-asset investment rose 20.2 percent year on year to 7.5592 trillion yuan (1.2 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first four months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday.

Investment in property development increased 18.7 percent from a year earlier, the NBS said.Full story

Other Figures

China's consumer confidence falls in April

Private fixed asset investment up 27.3 pct in Jan.-April

China's non-manufacturing sector slows in April

China's manufacturing picks up momentum in April: HSBC

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