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China's auto sales rise 12.8 pct in September

13 Oct 2020, 18:44 GMT+10

People visit the 14th Hainan Autumn Auto Show in Hainan International Conference and Exhibition Center in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's auto sales last month rose 12.8 percent year-on-year to 2.57 million units as the market warmed alongside government policies to spur consumption, data from an industry association showed on Tuesday.

The rise marked the fifth consecutive month of double-digit growth. Auto sales rose 17.4 percent on a monthly basis, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

In the first three quarters, auto sales totaled to 17.12 million units, down 6.9 percent year-on-year. ■

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