II. The Yearbook contains twenty-seven chapters : l.
General Survey; 2. Population; 3. National Accounts; 4. Employment and Wages;
5. Prices; 6. People’s Living Conditions; 7. Government Finance; 8. Resources
and Environment; 9. Energy; 10. Investment in Fixed Assets; 11.
Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation; 12. Agriculture; 13. Industry; 14. Construction; 15. Real Estate; 16. Wholesale and Retail Trades; 17. Hotels,
Catering Services and Tourism; 18. Transport, Postal
and Telecommunication Services, and Software Industry; 19. Financial Intermediation; 20. Science and
Technology; 21. Education; 22. Public Health and Social Services; 23. Culture
and Sports; 24. Public Management, Social Security and
Social Organizations; 25. Urban, Rural and Regional
Development; 26. Main Social and Economic Indicators
To facilitate readers, the Brief Introduction at the beginning of each chapter provides a summary of the main contents of the chapter, data sources, statistical scope, statistical methods and historical changes. At the end of each chapter, Explanatory Notes on Main Statistical Indicators are included.
III. The national data in this book do not include
those of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special
Administrative Region and
IV. Eastern region, central region, western region and northeastern region in the Yearbook are divided as following:
Eastern 10 provinces (municipalities) include:
Central 6 provinces include:
Western 12 provinces (autonomous regions and
municipalities) include: Inner Mongolia, Guangxi,
Northeastern 3 provinces include:
V. The units of measurement used in the Yearbook are internationally standard measurement units, and newly published and implemented Product Categories are uniformly used.
VI. Please refer to the newly published version of the Yearbook for updated historical data. Statistical discrepancies on totals and relative figures due to rounding are not adjusted in the Yearbook.
VII. Notations used in the Yearbook：(blank space) indicates that the data are unknown, or are not available; “#” indicates a major breakdown of the total; and “*”or “①”indicates footnotes at the end of the table. About the notations in the chapters of Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR, please refer to the brief introduction in relevant chapters.
VIII. In comparison with China Statistical Yearbook 2014,
following revisions have been made in this new version in terms of the
statistical contents and in editing: The 18 chapter of “Transport, Postal and
Telecommunication” is changed with “Transport, Postal and Telecommunication,
and Software Industry”. Contents are added reflecting the 3rd National Economic
Census and legal entities. Contents are added reflecting the integrated urban
and rural household survey on income and expenditure. Main statistical tables are
recovered about economic efficiency in the chapter of construction and real
estate. Contents are added reflecting survey on innovation of product and technology.
Contents are added reflecting ocean observation. Contents are added reflecting
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and