China's economy expands 6.6 pct in 2018

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China maintains stable employment growth in 2018

China's industrial output expands 6.2 pct in 2018

Consumption remained the major growth driver, contributing 76.2 percent to GDP growth last year. Retail sales, a main gauge of consumption, rose 9 percent from one year earlier.

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Contributing to nearly 100 percent of the world's economic growth, the country's economy has remained the largest contributor to global economic growth, Ning said.

Growth in the fourth quarter came in at 6.4 percent, down from 6.5 percent seen in the third quarter, NBS data showed.

The reading was lower than the 6.8-percent growth registered in 2017.

Industrial output climbed 6.2 percent year on year last year, 0.4 percentage point lower than the previous year.

The data also showed China's fixed-asset investment increased 5.9 percent year on year in 2018, down from a rise of 7.2 percent in 2017.

Gross domestic product (GDP) totaled 90.01009 trillion yuan (about 13.28 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2018, with the service sector accounting for more than half of the total.

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's economy grew 6.6 percent year on year in 2018, above the official target of around 6.5 percent, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday.

China's economy has performed within a reasonable range in 2018, with economic growth being generally stable and improvement achieved in performance, Ning Jizhe, head of the NBS, said at a press conference.