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(Corrects month to September from August in second paragraph)
BEIJING, Dec 12 (Reuters) - China auto sales in November rose 16.6 percent from a year earlier to 2.9 million vehicles, the sixth consecutive month of double-digit growth, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Monday.
That compares with an 18.7 percent rise in October and a 26.1 percent rise in September.
In the first 11 months of 2016, sales grew 14.1 percent compared with the previous year, the association said at a briefing in Beijing.
In October, the association raised its forecast for full-year 2016 growth to 7 percent, from 6 percent previously. (Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Jake Spring)