Fixed-asset investment excluding rural households in the first 10 months of the year increased 20.1 percent, the Beijing-based agency said.
The advance in industrial production compared with the 10 percent median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of 44 economists and a 10.2 percent increase in September. Retail sales (CNRSCYOY) compared with the median projection for a 13.4 percent advance and a 13.3 percent increase the previous month.
The median estimate for fixed-asset investment was a 20.2 percent increase after a 20.2 percent gain in the first nine months.
Data released earlier today showed consumer prices rose 3.2 percent in October from a year earlier, below the government’s 2013 target of 3.5 percent for a 10th month. Producer prices fell a more-than-estimated 1.5 percent, the 20th straight monthly decline.
--Nerys Avery. With assistance from Ailing Tan in Singapore. Editors: Nerys Avery, Scott Lanman
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