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Guangdong per capita GDP to exceed 16,000 USD in 2020

03-14-2012 08:35 BJT

GUANGZHOU, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The per capita GDP for the residents of south China's Guangdong Province is expected to reach 16,887 U.S. dollars in 2020, according to a statement released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Tuesday.

By 2020, Guangdong will become a high-income province with an urbanization rate of 76 percent, according to a statement released as part of a book-launching ceremony held in Beijing.

The book, titled "Guangdong's Experience: Avoiding the 'Middle Income Trap'," is based on a study carried out by the academy, according to Guangdong provincial government officials.

The province's per capita GDP was 7,819 U.S. dollars in 2011, according to the provincial statistics bureau.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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