The main projected targets for development this year are as follows:
GDP growth of around 5 percent;
around 12 million new urban jobs; surveyed urban unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent;
CPI increase of around 3 percent; growth in personal income that is generally in step with economic growth;
steady increases in both the volume and quality of imports and exports; a basic equilibrium in the balance of payments;
grain output of over 650 million metric tons;
continued reductions in energy consumption per unit of GDP and in the discharge of major pollutants, with priority on controlling fossil fuel consumption; and steady improvements in the quality of the eco-environment.