Gross domestic product of the People's Republic of China, 1952-1957

by K. C. Yeh


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This Note presents estimates of China's national income by sector of origin and by type of expenditure in 1952-1957 in constant 1952 prices. The main findings are used as a background against which to observe characteristics of China's economic structure and growth during these years. The study contains three separate parts: (1) a summary designed for those readers who are primarily interested in the statistical findings and their general nature and implications; (2) a detailed explanation of the calculations for those readers who are interested in the methodology, assumptions, and sources; and (3) a set of supplementary data used in the calculations.

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