BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's fiscal revenue climbed 10.1 percent year on year in 2013 to reach 12.91 trillion yuan (2.11 trillion U.S. dollars), the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.
The growth pace, however, slowed from the 12.8 percent reported in 2012 and 24.8 percent registered in 2011.
Of the total fiscal revenue, tax revenues reached 11.05 trillion yuan, up 9.8 percent from one year earlier, but growth was down 2.3 percentage points from the 2012 level.
Revenues from domestic value-added tax gained 9 percent last year to 2.88 trillion yuan, while those from domestic consumption tax increased 4.5 percent to 823 billion yuan, the ministry said.
Corporate income tax revenue rose 14 percent year on year to 2.24 trillion yuan.
The country's fiscal expenditures rose 10.9 percent from one year earlier to 13.97 trillion yuan, the ministry said.
Manufacturing PMI expected to hit 6-month low
BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- The manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge to indicate the sector's operating conditions, is expected to retreat to 49.6 in January from 50.5 in December, in a six-month low, the British bank HSBC reported on Thursday.
A PMI sub-index to show the output situation slightly slipped to a three-month low of 51.3 in January, compared with 51.4 in December. Full story
Analysts optimistic about China's economic growth
BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Foreign analysts have expressed optimism about China's economic growth in the near future, after data suggested that the national economy succeeded in averting "hard landing" risks in 2013.
The Chinese economy grew 7.7 percent in 2013, avoiding "hard landing" risks and demonstrating China's determination of economic restructuring. Full story