Brief Introduction


Main Contents and Sources of Data

I. This chapter consists of three parts: divisions of administrative areas, summary data on the national economy and social development, which are compiled by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, National Bureau of Statistics respectively.

II. Data on divisions of administrative areas in China are prepared and provided by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on the basis of the changes in the divisions of administrative areas as approved by the State Council at the end of the previous year.

III. The summary data on the national economy reflect the overall situation of the economic and social development by presenting further processed statistics including growth, structure, ratio, and efficiency data derived from other chapters.

IV. Statistical coverage of basic units is all legal entities and industrial active entities. Data come from unit (entity) examination and registration department, and units of newly increased, changed and died out during regular statistical survey.