China's vehicle sales jumped 47.9% in January from a year earlier, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed on Wednesday.

Sales totalled 2.44 million units, down 22.7% from the previous month, CAAM data showed.

(Reporting by Qiaoyi Li, Zhang Yan and Sarah Wu; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Jason Neely)