China

China : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$1.743 trillion (2011 est.)
$1.327 trillion (2010 est.)

Exports

$1.904 trillion (2011 est.)
$1.581 trillion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

5.5% (2011 est.)
3.3% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

6.5% (2011 est.)
6.1% (2010 est.)
note: registered urban unemployment, which excludes private enterprises and migrants was 4.1% in 2010

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$8,500 (2011 est.)
$7,800 (2010 est.)
$7,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

10.3% (2010 est.)
9.1% (2009 est.)
9% (2008 est.)

Internet users

389 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

859 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.481% (2012 est.)

Population

1,343,239,923 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation.

After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people.

After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled.

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China

Economic overview

Since the late 1970s China has moved from a closed, centrally planned economic system to a more market-oriented one that plays a major role in the global economy - in 2010 China became the world's largest exporter.

Reforms began with the phasing out of collectivized agriculture, and expanded to include the gradual liberalization of prices, fiscal decentralization, increased autonomy for state enterprises, creation of a diversified banking system, development of stock markets, rapid growth of the private sector, and opening to foreign trade and investment.

China generally has implemented reforms in a gradualist fashion.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast China November 2014 Updater

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Oxford Economics

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PRS Group

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