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Of China's 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, 10 saw their retail sales numbers exceed the national average growth rate of 8.3 percent during the first quarter, Economic View reported.
Six recorded double-digit growth. Anhui, Jiangxi and Yunnan provinces tied for first place in the first three months, all posting a growth rate of 11.1 percent.
China's retail sales of consumer goods rose 8.3 percent year-on-year in the January-March period, an improvement over the 8.2 percent rise seen in the first two months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.