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China's retail sales up 2.5 pct in August

15 Sep 2021

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BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's retail sales of consumer goods went up 2.5 percent year on year in August this year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Wednesday.

The country's retail sales of consumer goods totaled around 3.44 trillion yuan (about 533 billion U.S. dollars) in August, data from the NBS showed.

Retail sales in August were 3 percent higher from the level in August 2019. The two-year average growth was 1.5 percent.

In the January-August period, retail sales gained 18.1 percent year on year and was up 8 percent from the same period in 2019, according to the NBS.

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