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Number of rural residents living below the poverty line in China 2000-2019

This statistic illustrates the number of rural residents in China living below the poverty line in selected years from 2000 to 2019. Since 2000, poverty in rural China has been constantly decreasing. In 2019, approximately 5.51 million people in rural areas of China were living in poverty. This figure has decreased by over 95 percent compared to 2005.

Number of rural residents living below the poverty line* in China from 2000 to 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*The current poverty threshold in rural China is 2,300 yuan per person per year.
Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.13 euros and 0.14 U.S. dollars (as of February 2020).
Figures for earlier years have been taken from previous publications.

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