This statistic shows the quarterly growth of the real gross domestic product (GDP) in China from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013. GDP refers to the total market value of all goods and services that are produced within a country per year. It is an important indicator of the economic strength of a country. Real GDP is adjusted for price changes and is therefore regarded as a key indicator for economic growth. In the first quarter of 2012, the growth of the real GDP in China was 8.1 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year.