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International Rankings of China - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of China, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of China, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 20 34 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 2 483.550 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 42 73 % 2021
Internet users - total 2 1.022 billion 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 46 13 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 2 179.414 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 41 122 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 2 1.730 billion 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 36 2.5 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 52 21.6 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 3 4.893 trillion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 3 3.983 trillion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 66 3.8 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 2 317.301 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 15 2.028 trillion US Dollars 2019
Exports 3 3.554 trillion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 4 14.327 trillion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 149 20.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 88 14.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 173 39.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 14 18.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 7 42.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 39 1.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 88 7.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 26 40.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 138 51.6 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 56 38.2 % 2019
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 50 31.4 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2012
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 30 2.1 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 4 3.091 trillion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 48 8.22 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 164 0.98 % 2021
Labor force 2 791.383 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 157 0.6 % 2019
Public debt 110 47 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 1 24.861 trillion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 39 8.11 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 93 17600 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 151 0.13 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 1 3.428 trillion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 195 8.09 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 146 4.82 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 155 10.4142 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 107 12.1 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 109 11.4 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 2 8.652 billion metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 4 600.276 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 3 1.521 billion metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 1 4.506 billion metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 13 6.652 million metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 1 307.047 million metric tons 2020
Coal - production 1 4.315 billion metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 4 141.595 billion metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 1 6.875 trillion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 12 21.655 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 40 4.858 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 1 2.218 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 1 333.010 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 42 1.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 79 66 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 82 17.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 26 4.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 36 3.5 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 40 6.2 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 54 105.687 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 3 306.577 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 35 3.549 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - imports 1 131.608 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - production 4 179.317 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 7 6.654 trillion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 41 52500 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 1 9.238 million bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 13 26.023 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 2 14.008 million bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 5 4.712 million bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 11 848400 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 6 1.160 million bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 4 11.510 million bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 1 9893.04 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 1 1490.24 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 29 38.15 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 52 54.7 2018
Land use - arable land 89 11.3 2018
Land use - forest 117 22.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 69 1.6 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 28 41.8 2018
Revenue from coal 9 0.57 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 90 0.08 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 6 2.840 trillion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 2 361.240 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 2 103.040 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 1 117.010 billion cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 75 1.78 2025
Urbanization - urban population 84 64.6 2023
Geography
Area - land 8 9.326 million sq km 0
Area - total 7 9.597 million sq km 0
Area - water 23 2.706 million sq km 0
Coastline 14 14500 km 0
Elevation - highest point 218 N/A meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 59 N/A meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 10 1840 meters 0
Irrigated land 3 690070 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 1 22457 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 52 54.7 2018
Land use - arable land 89 11.3 2018
Land use - forest 117 22.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 69 1.6 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 28 41.8 2018
Military
Military expenditures 33 1.5 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 89 1.66 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 34 2.63 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 81 4.48 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 79 0.18 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 135 9.7 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 39 0.7 2020
Child marriage - women married by age 15 56 0.1 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 79 2.8 0
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 75 2.4 % 2013
Contraceptive prevalence rate 2 84.5 % 2017
Current health expenditure 61 5.6 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 4 75.9 % 2023
Death rate 50 7.8 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 62 19 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 104 5.3 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 147 44.5 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 145 25.5 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 24 97.3 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 71 8.5 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 65 4.9 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 41 2.7 % of population 0
Education expenditures 50 3.6 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 100 0.69 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 8 6163 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 139 6.9 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 136 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 93 81.277 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 51 75.5 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 48 78.2 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 36 95.2 % 2018
Literacy - male 14 98.5 % 0
Literacy - total population 26 96.8 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 99 23 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 81 41.162 years 0
Median age - male 47 38.6 years 0
Median age - total 40 39.8 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 59 0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 128 6.2 % 2016
Physicians density 73 2.23 physicians/1,000 population 2019
Population 1 1.413 billion 2023
Population growth rate 139 0.18 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 20 97.6 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 88 9.4 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 90 5.1 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 75 2.4 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 3 1.14 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 17 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 27 0.86 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 5 1.09 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 15 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 136 1.45 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 75 1.78 2025
Urbanization - urban population 84 64.6 2023
Transportation
Airports 17 531 2024
Heliports 24 104 2024
Merchant marine - total 3 8314 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 37 611.440 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 3 436.184 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 2 2890 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 2 56 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 1 4.578 million km 2020
Roadways - total 2 5.200 million km 2020
Waterways 7 27700 km 2020

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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