China's 2013 growth to reach 8.23 percent

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 06:40 hrs

Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China's economic growth is expected to pick up 0.43 percentage points from last year to reach 8.23 percent in 2013, China Daily reported Sunday.

Export growth will accelerate to 12.22 percent this year, up from 7.9 percent in 2012, it quoted a report by Xiamen University and the Economic Information Daily as saying.

Import growth will hit 17.83 percent, in comparison to 4.3 percent last year.

Although global monetary easing has to some extent piled up inflationary pressure for China, the economy will not see serious price hikes this year, the report said.

It projected the rate of inflation at 3.11 percent for 2013, up from 2.6 percent last year.

The report suggested restructuring income distribution as a fundamental government measure to correct the imbalance of the country's economic structure.

The report, the 14th of its kind so far, employs a macroeconomic model to calculate and demonstrate economic trends in the country.

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