Explanatory Notes on Main Statistical Indicators

Total Income of Urban Households  refers to the total actual income of the sample householdsincluding regular or fixed income and occasional income. The income of a circulating nature such as withdrawal from bank depositsloans borrowed from relatives or friendsrepayment of loans received and various temporary collection of money is excluded

Disposable Income of Urban Households  refers to the income of the sample households which can be used for daily expensesi.e.total income minus income taxproperty tax and other current transfers

Expenditure for Consumption of Urban Households refers to total expenditure of the sample households for consumption in daily lifeincluding expenditure for various commodities and expenses for non-commodity items such as culture and service, etc.,but excluding fines and confiscation, loss, tax paymentssuch as income tax, license taxreal estates taxetc.)and various expenses by individual laborers for business purposes

Expenditure for Purchases of Commodities of Urban Households refers to total expenses of the sample households for the purchases of commodities, for their own use or as gifts to relatives and friends, from shopsfactoriescatering tradecanteensmarkets and from the peasants. Such expenditure is classified into eight categoriesfoodclothinghousehold appliances and services, health care and medical services, transport and communications, recreation, education and cultural services, housing, miscellaneous goods and services.

Net Income of Rural Households  refers to the total income of the permanent residents of the rural households during a year after the deduction of the expenses for productive and non-productive business operation, the payment for taxes and the payment for collective units for their contracted tasks, which can then be spent for investments in productive and non-productive construction, for consumption in daily life and for savings deposit. It is a comprehensive indicator to show the actual level of the income of the peasants’ household. The net income of the rural households includes not only the income from the productive and non-productive business operation, but also the income from the non-business operation, such as the money remitted or brought back by the members of the household who are in other places, the government relief payment and various subsidies. It includes not only the money income, but also the income in kind. But the income from borrowing from banks, friends and relatives is excluded

Expenditure of Rural Households for Consumption refers to total expenses of rural households on daily lifeincluding expenses on foodclothinghousingfuelarticles for daily useand expenses on cultural life and servicesThis indicator is used to show the actual consumption level of peasants

The Savings Deposits of Urban and Rural Residents refers to the total value of savings deposits of urban and rural households in banks and rural credit cooperatives at a given point of time, including the savings deposit of urban residents and the savings deposit of rural residentsThe cash in hand by residents and the deposits of organizations such as enterprisesmilitary unitsgovernment agencies, institutionsetcare not included