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UPDATED: 16:18, May 16, 2007
Shanghai leads the nation in per capita disposable income
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The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) released a report on the basic situation of household per capita income and expenditure for urban residents in the first quarter of 2007 on May 15. Shanghai's household per capita disposable income for town residents took the lead with 6,795.52 yuan.

The NBSC research shows that China's households per capita disposable income for town residents in the first quarter hit 3,934.94 yuan, up 19.5 percent than the same period of last year, ignoring the price factor, it actually rose 16.6 percent, an increase scope of up to 5.8 percentage point than in the same period of last year.

The areas with high household per capita disposable income for town residents in the first quarter include Zhejiang province with 6,678.11 yuan, Beijing with 5,901.17 yuan, Guangdong province with 5,283.03 yuan, Jiangsu province with 4,847.7 yuan, Fujian province with 4,699.25 yuan and Tianjin municipality with 4,096.42 yiuan.

According to the information released jointly by the Beijing Statistical Bureau and NBSC on May 15, Beijing's town residents' per capita disposable income was 7,652 yuan from January to April this year,, up 13.8 percent than the same period of last year; the per capita disposable income for Beijing suburban farmers hit 4,007 yuan, a rise of 10.2 percent than the same period of last year. The per capita income for Beijing's town residents and Beijing's suburban farmers all increased with a two-digit number. Per-capita income from labor rewards goes up 11.3 percent than the same period of 2006, the per capita income from business up 64.3 percent than in the same period of last year; the property per capita income went up 54.1 percent than the same period of last year; the transfer per capita income was up 20 percent than in the same period of last year.

From January to April, per-capita income for 20 percent low-income households hit 3,360 yuan, up 12.6 percent than the same period of 2006; the per capita income for 20 percent high income households amounted to 14,888 yuan, up 13.6 percent year-on-year.

By People's Daily Online


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