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Official predicts flat growth for 2013


07:51, October 27, 2012

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Flat growth rate in the world's second largest economy in 2013 and higher inflationary pressure is the predicted outlook, a senior Chinese official said Friday.

Next year, the economy will grow at a similar rate recorded in 2011, which is projected to be slightly higher than the 7.5-percent government target, Yu Bin, director of the Macroeconomic Research Department at the Development Research Center under the State Council, or China's Cabinet, said at a press conference.

Yu estimated that China's growth may have bottomed out in the third quarter of 2012 and a slight rebound may be seen in the final three months of the year. This is due to earlier data for exports, industrial production and retail sales showing signs of improvements.

"The economy is currently in a stage of shifting to moderate growth rates somewhere between 7 percent and 8 percent from an annualized growth rate of 10.6 percent over the past ten years," the economist said.

Growth of exports and consumption, the economy's key drivers, will remain stable next year, but the investment, another growth driver, is likely to head downwards due to gloomy property, manufacturing and infrastructure construction sectors, Yu said

Meanwhile, the growth of consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, will rise to 4 percent in 2013, Yu said. The figure is much higher than the below-3 percent rate predicted for the year.

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