After a slowdown in September, China's industrial output picked up again in October on the back of surging production in telecoms equipment, metals and electronic machinery.
The October growth rate of 17.2 percent brought industrial output to RMB 375.3 billion and was the second highest rate this year, following February's 19.8 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Analysts said the rapid growth was expected to continue in the fourth quarter, driven by strong export momentum.
Auto production, one of the key driving forces earlier this year, showed a relative slowdown last month, growing just 21.4 percent year-on-year to 372,000 units, compared with a 36.8 percent increase in September.
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