China’s economy likely grew at the slowest rate in 1.5 years in Q4 of 2021, hampered by weak demand caused by strict coronavirus measures, a property slump and debt curbs, reports Reuters. Data on Monday is expected to show gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.6% in October-December from a year earlier—the weakest pace since the second quarter of 2020 and slowing from 4.9% in the third quarter.
On a quarterly basis, growth is forecast to rise to 1.1% in the fourth quarter from 0.2% in July-September.
For 2021, GDP likely expanded 8.0%, which would be the highest annual growth in a decade, partly due to the low base set in 2020, when the economy was jolted by COVID-19 and stringent lockdowns.
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