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China-ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Economic forecasts


 
Indicators
2005
2006
GDP (USD billion)
1909.659  
2172.111  
Real GDP growth (constant prices)
9.0 % 
8.2 %
GDP per capita (USD)
1461.634  
1654.240  
Inflation rate
3.0 % 
3.8 % 
Source : IMF - 2005 data


General economic indicators

Indicators 2002 2003 2004
GDP (USD billion) 1,270.7   1,416.6   1,649.3  
Real GDP growth (constant prices) 8.3 % 9.3 % 9.5 %
GDP per capita (USD) 983   1067   1162  
Inflation rate -0.8 % 1.2 % .. %
Unemployment rate 4%   4.5%   4.2%  
External debt (USD billion) 168   194   ..  
Yuan rate on 12/31 (1 US$)   8.2871   8.2867   8.2865  
Sources : IMF - 2005 data, World bank, Oanda


GDP per activity sector 2002 2003 2004
Agriculture and fishing 15.4%   14.6%   14.6%  
Industry and mining 51.1%   52.3%     50.8%  
Services 33.5%   33.1%     34.5%  
Sources : World bank


Investments


FDI inflows (USD million) 2002 2003 2004 World rank
Foreign Direct Investments (F.D.I.) 9682   13624   34035   7 / 197
Source : UNCTAD "World Investment Report 2005 "


Foreign Trade


General indicators


Indicators (USD billion) 2002 2003 2004
Imports of goods (f.o.b.) 281.5   393.6   ..  
Export of goods (f.o.b) 325.7   438.3   ..  
Trade balance 44.2   44.7   ..  
Balance of payments 35.4   45.9   ..  
Sources : World bank, IMF


Indicators 2002 2003 2004
Share of foreign trade in GDP 54.8%   66.1%   79.4%  
Share of imports in GDP 25.9%   31.8%   39.2%  
Share of exports in GDP 28.9%   34.3%   40.2%  
Imports of goods and services (percent change) 27.5%   24.8%   29.8%  
Exports of goods and services (percent change) 29.4%   26.8%   25.6%  
Sources : World bank, IMF


Trade in goods/services by major category


2003 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion):     393.6     438.3    
Agricultural raw materials 4%   1%  
Food products 4%   4%  
Hydrocarbons 7%   3%  
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 80%   91%  
Ores and metals 5%   2%  
Other goods 0%   -1%  


2003 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 55   47  
Transport 33%   17%  
Tourisme 28%   38%  
Other services (insurance, financial services, telecommunications,...) 39%   45%  
Source : World Bank


Trade Data, by HS Code :
Source : www.intracen.org, last available data


Trade by partner countries



Main clients
(% of exports)
2004
USA   47.1%  
China, Hong Kong SAR   38%  
Japan   27.7%  
Rep. of Korea   10.5%  
Germany   8.9%  

Main suppliers
(% of imports)
2004
Japan   34.6%  
Other Asia, nes   23.7%  
Rep. of Korea   22.8%  
USA   16.4%  
Free Zones   14.2%  
Source : COMTRADE


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