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China GDP per capita up 16.7%

(Global Times)

09:14, August 16, 2012

China's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita rose from $1,135 in 2002 to about $5,432 in 2011, with an average annual growth of 16.7 percent, according to the 10-year economic review report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Wednesday.

According to a previous report by the International Monetary Fund, the country's GDP per capita reached $5,414 last year, ranking the 89th on the global list in terms of GDP per capita.

The average per capita income of urban residents rose from 7,789 yuan ($1,223) in 2002 to 21,810 yuan ($3,424) last year, seeing a 9.2 percent annual increase in the past 10 years, according to the NBS.

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