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America's GDP stands at 14b USD, not the consumption level, whereas China's stands at 7,4b USD.
Your figures are outdated or odd.
America's GDP is, as of 2011, at USD 15.1 Billion, China's at 7.3, according to the IMF's figure - but that's just a detail.
The crucial point is the share of consumption in the GDP. In China, only 46.64 percent of the GDP are consumed (and even thereof a considerable part by the government). Meanwhile, 88,47 percent of America's, GDP flow into consumption. Both figures according to the IMF statistics of 2011.
Therefore, the exact consumption level in the US at the moment is 13.4 billion US-Dollars and that in China 3.4 billion US-Dollars. Now if China raises to 5 billion US-Dollars, it will still be far behind the US - especially, if America gets out of the crisis, grows again and reaches a higher level of consumption (as it always does when economy runs well) again.
However, my point remains and my question lingers: why should 5 billion USD be larger than 13 or 14 billion USD?
I don't foresee how this will occur as 80% of the population can't afford or are not interested in purchasing high priced things here.
If you offer people some security that they know they don't have to save as much and if you beef up salaries so they can afford more, they'll also consume more. I believe the Chinese government is up to this, especially if it fights corruption and waste. And if China's consumption keeps growing at, say, 10 percent a year, it might really reach 5 billion by 2015. And 10 percent are reasonable growth figure for China's consumption market - it might even be higher.