Asia Pacific Economic overview

December 2017

Economic growth in Northeast Asia is set to be higher in 2017 than it was in 2016.

China’s GDP is forecast to grow by 6.8% in 2017, up from 6.7% in 2016. Government policies and increased demand for exports are supporting the expansion of the country’s economy. However, the pace of GDP growth is expected to drop to 6.6% in 2018 and 6.4% 2019, partly because of a forecast reduction in export demand. Despite this, China’s gas demand is expected to continue to grow robustly at...

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