Corporate Strategies for a Slowing China, Part 2

China's growth will slow to 6-7 percent
Proctor and Gamble's Olay counter in a store in Wuhu, east China's Anhui province. Photograph by Imaginechina via AP Images

In our previous column (“Corporate Strategies for A Slowing China, Part 1”), we argued that the slowdown in the Chinese economy is structural, not cyclical. The era of 10 percent annual growth in gross domestic product and 13 percent annual growth in fixed-asset investments is over. Similarly, growth in exports will slow dramatically—from twice the pace of growth in world exports to staying on par with it. Domestic consumption, however, is likely to keep growing at its current annual rate of 8 percent. The net result will be annual GDP growth in the 6 percent to 7 percent range, with domestic consumption accounting for a steadily growing share of it.

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