Citizens visit a real estate fair in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Oct. 3, 2013. China's gross domestic product (GDP) totaled 38.7 trillion yuan (6.25 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three quarters of 2013, with the growth at 7.8 percent in the third quarter of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Friday. (Xinhua/Lai Xinlin)
China's Q3 GDP growth accelerates to 7.8 pct
BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's gross domestic product growth accelerated to 7.8 percent in the third quarter, up from 7.5 percent in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Friday.
Growth in the first nine months stood at 7.7 percent, which is in line with market expectations and was above the government's full-year target of 7.5 percent. Full story