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Key figures in government work report by Premier Wen
Updated: 2009-03-05 10:29

BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is delivering a report on the work of the government Thursday morning at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC).

Following are some figures from the report:


-- China's GDP topped 30 trillion yuan, up 9 percent from the year before.

-- Total government revenue was 6.13 trillion yuan, an increase of 19.5 percent.

-- Imports and exports totaled US$2.56 trillion, an increase of 17.8 percent.

-- A total of 11.13 million more urban residents entered the workforce.

-- Urban per capita annual disposable income reached 15,781 yuan, an increase of 8.4 percent in real terms, and rural per capita net income reached 4,761 yuan, up by 8 percent in real terms.

-- Central government budgetary spending on agriculture, rural areas and farmers was 595.5 billion yuan for the whole year, a year-on-year increase of 37.9 percent.

-- The central government invested 116.3 billion yuan in science and technology, an increase of 16.4 percent.

-- The central government allocated 42.3 billion yuan to support development of ten key energy conservation projects and environmental protection facilities.

-- A total of 814 million people, accounting for 91.5 percent of the rural population, benefited from the new type of rural cooperative medical care system.


-- GDP will grow by 8 percent, while the rise in the CPI will be held around 4 percent, and the urban registered unemployment rate will be held under 4.6 percent.

-- This year's central government deficit has been set at 750 billion yuan, 570 billion yuan more than last year, plus 200-billion yuan worth of government bonds issued by the local government, making the total deficit up to 950 billion yuan.

-- The government will increase the broad money supply by about 17 percent and grant over five trillion yuan in additional loans.

-- The central government will allocate 130 billion yuan for recovery and reconstruction in regions affected by the May 12 earthquake last year.

-- Central government funding for agriculture subsidies will total 123 billion yuan, an increase of 20 billion yuan over last year.

-- Central government funding for supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises will increase from 3.9 billion yuan to 9.6 billion yuan.

-- The central government will allocate 146.1 billion yuan to the science and technology sector, up 25.6 percent from last year.

-- The central government will allocate 42 billion yuan for implementing a more proactive employment policy.

-- The central government plans to spend 293 billion yuan on the social safety net this year, up 17.6 percent or 43.9 billion yuan over the estimated figure for last year.

-- The central government will spend 12 billion yuan and local governments will also increase funding to raise salaries for the 12 million primary and secondary school teachers at the nine-year compulsory education stage.