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China's GDP per capita is still well behind that of developed countries

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Data Sources

GDP in Purchasing Power Parity terms from the Penn World Table (version 8.1). Population data from the United Nations.

Discussion

China's GDP per capita has been growing very rapidly in recent decades, but is still well behind that of developed countries. Here we can see that it has caught up to where the United Kingdom was in 1953, and where Japan was in 1967. There is still significant scope for 'development' for China in this picture.

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