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19 outbreaks, floods hit China’s consumption in August – stats bureau

BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) – COVID-19 outbreaks, floods and a higher base of comparison hurt growth in China’s retail sales in August, Fu Linghui, spokesman for the statistics bureau, said on Wednesday.

However, the main economic indicators maintained fairly good growth and the economy was still in recovery, Fu said, adding that online consumption continued to be active.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley and Stella Qiu; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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