China’s industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory output growth slowed in April from the jump seen in the previous month while retail sales missed analyst expectations, indicating more pressure on the recovery in consumption. Industrial production grew 9.8% in April from a year ago, slower than the 14.1% surge in March, National Bureau of Statistics data showed on Monday, but matching a consensus forecast by analysts from a Reuters poll. Aluminium production in April rose 12.4% from March to a record monthly volume. China’s economy showed a steady improvement in April, but new problems are also emerging, sa…

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