Main goals for economic and social development in 2019

Main goals for economic and social development in 2019

Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report at the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress that opened in Beijing on Tuesday.

Here are the main 2019 goals for economic and social development from the report.

— GDP growth of 6-6.5 percent

— Over 11 million new urban jobs, a surveyed urban unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent, and a registered urban unemployment rate within 4.5 percent

— CPI increase of around 3 percent

— A basic equilibrium in the balance of payments, and stable, better-structured imports and exports

— A macro leverage ratio that is basically stable, and effective prevention and control of financial and fiscal risks

— A reduction of over 10 million in the rural poor population

— Personal income growth that is basically in step with economic growth

— A further improvement in the environment

— A drop of around 3 percent in energy consumption per unit of GDP

— Continued reductions in the discharge of major pollutants

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