At a Glance


With a population in excess of 1.3 billion people, China is home to the world's single largest consumer market-a market that represents approximately 20% of the planet's population. Its workforce population alone was estimated at 798 million in 2006. The country occupies a land mass of 3.7 million square miles (9,596,960 square kilometers).

Financial Facts

  • China’s 2007 GDP was US$3.249 trillion, or US$2,458 per capita
  • 2007 real growth rate was 11.4%