China September industrial output up 8.0% on-year: govt

[Beijing] China's industrial production, which measures output at factories, workshops and mines in the world's second-largest economy, rose 8.0 per cent year-on-year in September, the government announced on Tuesday.

Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer spending, expanded 11.6 per cent in the same month, the National Bureau of Statistics said, while fixed asset investment, a measure of government spending on infrastructure, rose 16.1 per cent on-year in the first nine months of the year. AFP

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