General information

Capital: Beijing

Currency unit: Renminbi yuan

Official language: Chinese

Area: 9,388,210 km²

Population in million: 1,392,730,000.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 9,771 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 18,237 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 68.7 

Annual growth rate of the population: 0.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 7.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 76.5 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 97 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 13,608,200,000,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 7.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 40.7 

Services value added of GDP: 7.6 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 2,411,760,000.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1,538,460,000.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Automatic data processing machines (9.06 %)
Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television (5.15 %)
Apparatus for communication (4.23 %)
Parts and accessories of automatic data processing machines (2.35 %)
Electronic integrated circuits (1.96 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Fish fillets (0.19 %)
Crustaceans and molluscs, prepared or preserved (0.11 %)
Other fruit, nuts and edible parts of plants (0.10 %)
Prepared or preserved fish (0.10 %)
Onions, shallots, garlic and leeks (0.09 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              China: 51
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness51
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              China: 45
              Products competitiveness
              China: 57

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              China: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              China: 111
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              China: 220