China Forecast: Real GDP Growth

1980 - 2026 | Yearly | % | International Monetary Fund

China Real GDP Growth is forecasted to be 8.437 % in Dec 2021 as reported by International Monetary Fund. It records a decrease from the last reported number of 2.270 % in Dec 2020. Looking ahead, China Real GDP Growth is projected to stand at 4.863 % in Dec 2026. The data is updated yearly and is categorized in CEIC under World Trend Plus’s Country Forecast – Table IMF.WEO: Gross Domestic Product: Constant Prices: YoY.

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China Forecast: Real GDP Growth

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.863 2026 5.121 2025 2.270 2020 15.200 1984 % yearly 1980 - 2026

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Afghanistan (%) 4.001 2026 yearly 2003 - 2026
Albania (%) 3.500 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Algeria (%) 1.097 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Angola (%) 3.726 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Antigua and Barbuda (%) 2.977 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Argentina (%) 1.534 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Armenia (%) 4.500 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Aruba (%) 1.100 2025 yearly 1996 - 2025
Australia (%) 2.461 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Austria (%) 1.800 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Azerbaijan (%) 1.740 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Bahamas (%) 1.497 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Bahrain (%) 3.082 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Bangladesh (%) 9.531 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Barbados (%) 1.840 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Belarus (%) 1.442 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Belgium (%) 1.341 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Belize (%) 2.000 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Benin (%) 6.382 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Bhutan (%) 5.796 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Bolivia (%) 3.400 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 3.000 2026 yearly 1997 - 2026
Botswana (%) 3.905 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Brazil (%) 2.015 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Brunei (%) 2.027 2026 yearly 1986 - 2026
Bulgaria (%) 2.800 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Burkina Faso (%) 5.603 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Burundi (%) 2.981 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Cambodia (%) 6.770 2026 yearly 1988 - 2026
Cameroon (%) 5.470 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Canada (%) 1.549 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Cape Verde (%) 6.176 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Central African Republic (%) 4.846 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Chad (%) 3.802 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Chile (%) 2.549 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
China (%) 4.863 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Colombia (%) 3.645 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Comoros (%) 3.800 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Congo (%) 1.039 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Costa Rica (%) 3.304 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Croatia (%) 3.000 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Cyprus (%) 2.507 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Czech Republic (%) 2.510 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026
Democratic Republic of Congo (%) 4.124 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Denmark (%) 1.800 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Djibouti (%) 6.000 2026 yearly 1992 - 2026
Dominica (%) 1.511 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Dominican Republic (%) 5.000 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Ecuador (%) 2.502 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Egypt (%) 5.842 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
El Salvador (%) 2.040 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Equatorial Guinea (%) -2.402 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Eritrea (%) 3.914 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Estonia (%) 3.000 2026 yearly 1994 - 2026
Swaziland (%) 2.276 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Ethiopia (%) 8.002 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Fiji (%) 3.300 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Finland (%) 1.266 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
France (%) 1.242 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Gabon (%) 3.894 2026 yearly 1981 - 2026
Gambia (%) 5.620 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Georgia (%) 5.200 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Germany (%) 1.090 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Ghana (%) 5.416 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Greece (%) 1.356 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Grenada (%) 2.735 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Guatemala (%) 3.500 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Guinea (%) 4.953 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Guinea-Bissau (%) 5.000 2026 yearly 1981 - 2026
Guyana (%) 3.045 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Haiti (%) 1.400 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Honduras (%) 3.940 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 2.934 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Hungary (%) 2.600 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Iceland (%) 2.335 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
India (%) 6.535 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Indonesia (%) 5.216 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Iran (%) 2.107 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Iraq (%) 3.304 2026 yearly 1999 - 2026
Ireland (%) 2.623 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Israel (%) 3.112 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Italy (%) 0.817 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Ivory Coast (%) 6.000 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Jamaica (%) 2.193 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Japan (%) 0.492 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Jordan (%) 3.300 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Kazakhstan (%) 4.431 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Kenya (%) 6.108 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Kiribati (%) 1.971 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
South Korea (%) 2.287 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Kosovo (%) 4.000 2026 yearly 2001 - 2026
Kuwait (%) 2.461 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Kyrgyzstan (%) 3.964 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Laos (%) 5.993 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Latvia (%) 3.015 2026 yearly 1993 - 2026
Lebanon (%) -25.000 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Lesotho (%) 2.113 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Liberia (%) 5.674 2026 yearly 2001 - 2026
Libya (%) 4.188 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Lithuania (%) 2.256 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -6.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -372,149.924 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 154,190.816 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 12.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 3,201,622.5 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (RMB bn) 55,314.710 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (RMB bn) 139,142.930 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (RMB bn) 45,591.420 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Total (USD mn) 2,294,400.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Long Term (USD mn) 998,800.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.705 2026 yearly 1998 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 37,879.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 204,855.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 13.5 Dec 2020 monthly May 2009 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 15,108,257.682 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 4,514,212.640 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 12,938,349.412 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 203,754.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 2.4 Dec 2020 monthly May 2009 - Dec 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 19,278,814.189 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 9,841,940.844 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 46,502.736 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 12,455.657 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Oct 2020
CN: Exports: fob: Emerging and Developing Economies: Emerging and Developing Asi... (USD mn) 12,131.506 Nov 2020 monthly Feb 1990 - Nov 2020
Trade Index: Export: Value (Prev Year=100) 110.900 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Export: Quantum (Prev Year=100) 110.300 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Export: Unit Value (Prev Year=100) 100.500 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Value (Prev Year=100) 99.800 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Quantum (Prev Year=100) 104.700 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Trade Index: Import: Unit Value (Prev Year=100) 95.400 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Automobile: Exports: Total (USD mn) 8,648.826 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
Automobile: Exports: MC: Sedan (USD mn) 305.138 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
Automobile: Exports: MC: Bus (USD mn) 685.621 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
Automobile: Exports: Motorcycle (USD mn) 482.829 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2003 - Feb 2021
Automobile: Imports: Total (USD mn) 6,956.681 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
Imports: Computed Tomography Apparatus (USD th) 92,098.563 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Imports: Other, Apparatus Based on the Use of X-rays for Medical (USD th) 66,760.689 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Massage Apparatus (USD th) 172,419.213 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Imports: Other Needles, Catheters, Cannulae and the Like (USD th) 152,633.684 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Adhesive Plasters (USD th) 45,585.795 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
Exports: Other Needles, Catheters, Cannulae and the Like (USD th) 96,906.178 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2018
CN: Steel: Import: Steel Product: Rod & Bar (Ton th) 252.283 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
CN: Steel: Import: Steel Product: Sheet & Plate (Ton th) 757.945 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 29,400.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 130,200.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 86,700.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 3,707.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 79,577.596 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 75,870.443 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 2,294,400.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 14.4 2019 yearly 1985 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,295,600.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 8.4 2019 yearly 1985 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 128.763 2026 yearly 1997 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 2,150,251.971 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account (USD mn) -12.357 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit (USD mn) 888,900.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) -50,445.440 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Reserve Asset (USD mn) -24,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 130,200.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods: Export (USD mn) 750,200.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve: Liability (USD mn) 102,883.465 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Asset (USD mn) -137,347.318 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Liability (USD mn) 102,883.465 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) -6,300.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Debit (USD mn) -758,700.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 60,700.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 193,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -39,100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -99,800.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 4,100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 10,400.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods: Import (USD mn) -556,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -28,400.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve (USD mn) -105,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Non-reserve: Asset (USD mn) -213,492.282 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 67,600.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -96,000.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Manufacturing (USD mn) 41,174.210 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Mfg: Comm, Computer & Other Electronic Eq (USD mn) 8,408.270 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Wholesale and Retail Trade (USD mn) 9,766.890 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Real Estate (USD mn) 22,467.400 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2018
CN: FDI: Utilized: ytd: Leasing and Commercial Service (USD mn) 18,874.590 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2018
Outward Direct Investment: ytd (USD mn) 132,940.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2008 - Dec 2020
Outward Investment: Hong Kong (USD mn) 90,550.077 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Latin America: British Virgin Islands (USD mn) 8,682.573 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Latin America: Cayman Islands (USD mn) -4,356.681 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: United States (USD mn) 3,806.685 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Asia: Singapore (USD mn) 4,825.673 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Outward Investment: Financial Intermediation (USD mn) 19,949.295 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Outward Investment: Leasing and Commercial Service (USD mn) 41,790.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Manufacturing (USD mn) 19,970.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Information Transmission, Software and Information Technolog... (USD mn) 6,710.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Outward Investment: Wholesale and Retail Trade (USD mn) 16,070.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Industrial Enterprise: No of Loss Making Enterprise (Unit) 66,313.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
No of Business Entity: New Registration: ytd: Company (Unit mn) 5.898 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2008 - Sep 2020
QFII: No of Institution: accumulated (Unit) 281.000 Apr 2015 monthly May 2003 - Apr 2015
QFII: Approved Investment Fund: accumulated (USD mn) 116,259.000 May 2020 monthly Jun 2003 - May 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 62.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 8,369,803.683 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 30,066,510.028 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2020
M2 Growth (%) 10.1 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 9.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,170,029.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 19.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 105,933.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 33,569,213.193 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 38,394,746.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 11.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 2000 - Feb 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 21.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 8,920.605 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 32,742.760 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 9,979,829.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 27,429,683.737 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 12.84 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Nov 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 182.43 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (RMB bn) 60,231.212 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2020
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 3.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -0.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2021
BCI: Industry: Manufacturing (NA) 131.700 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
Leading Index (2015=100) 92.852 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020
Coincident Index (2015=100) 76.044 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020
Lagging Index (2015=100) 99.353 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2020

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