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What was the GDP, CPI, or Population of China Then?

Annual Observations in Table and Graphical Format for years 1952 to 2011

The data here have not been maintained and are here for reference to users. More recent data can be found on other sources.

      What Was?
China Nominal GDP
China GDP Per Capita
China Population
China CPI
China Real GDP
China GDP Deflator
China Real GDP Per Capita
Initial Year *:  
Ending Year *:
* Select initial and ending years within 1952- 2011 period.

These four series are available for any year, or range of years, between 1952 and 2011.

For the data in spreadsheet format and sources download Sources of Annual CPI, GDP, and Population for China, 1952 to 2011

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Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson, "What was the GDP, CPI, or Population of China Then?" MeasuringWorth, 2012. URL:


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