BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China's per capita disposable income stood at 17,642 yuan (about 2,731 U.S. dollars) in the first half of the year, up 12.6 percent from the same period last year in nominal terms, official data showed Thursday.
After deducting price factors, per capita disposable income rose 12 percent year on year.
The higher growth rate was mainly affected by the low base in the first half of last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Separately, urban per capita disposable income came in at 24,125 yuan, up 11.4 percent in nominal terms, and 10.7 percent in real terms, while income in rural areas stood at 9,248 yuan, up 14.6 percent in nominal terms, and 14.1 percent in real terms.
Chinese per capita nominal consumer spending rose 18 percent year on year to 11,471 yuan in the first half of the year. After factoring in price levels, spending went up 17.4 percent year on year. Enditem