BEIJING, March 10 China auto sales rose 22.4
percent in February from a year earlier to 1.9 million vehicles,
the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said on
Friday, the fastest growth since September.
That compares with a 0.2 percent increase in January and
9.5 percent growth in December.
In the first two months of 2017, sales grew 8.8 percent
compared to the same period a year ago, the association said at
a briefing in Beijing.
In January, CAAM predicted that sales would rise 5 percent
this year, a marked slowdown from 13.7 percent growth in 2016
due to the roll back of a tax incentive for small-engine cars.
(Reporting by Fang Cheng and Jake Spring; Editing by Randy