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China's consumption growth likely to slow further in 2019: commerce ministry

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

(Reuters) - Consumption growth in is likely to slow further this year, a said on Tuesday, adding that slower growth last year was due to "periodic" weak sales and housing-related spending.

However, this year would still be growing at a steady, relatively fast pace, Wang Bin, a told reporters during a briefing.

(Reporting by and Monitoring Desk; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 08:52 IST