Brief Introduction


I. Main Contents

Data in this chapter show the development of China’s financial, securities and insurance industries, in the following four aspects: (1) the financial activities of the financial institutions; (2) the situations regarding the adjustment of deposit and loan interests; (3) the situation regarding direct financing; (4) the situation regarding the insurance business.

II. Sources of Data

(1) Data on the activities of financial institutions are Balance Sheet of Credit Funds of Financial Institutions (Funds Sources), Balance Sheet of Credit Funds of Financial Institutions (Funds Uses), Money Supply at Year-end, Rate of Increase of Money Supply Over the Previous Corresponding Period, Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves, Balance Sheet of Monetary Authority (Balance at Year-end) Balance Sheet of Other Depository Corporations (Balance at Year-end)Balance Sheet of Foreign-funded Banks at Year-endStatistics on Increment of All-system financing Aggregates and CompositionStatistics on Stock of All-system Financing Aggregates and Composition. Statistical scope of balance sheet of credit funds of financial institutions and data on cash income and expenditure cover the People’s Bank of China, the State policy banks, the State-owned commercial banks, other commercial banks, urban cooperative banks, urban credit cooperatives, rural credit cooperatives, foreign-funded banks, finance companies, financial trust and investment companies, financial leasing companies, postal savings bureau. The grassroots units of the above financial institutions fill out the questionnaires and report to the higher authority. The higher authorities tabulate the data level by level. Finally, the Head Office of the People’s Bank of China tabulate the data to obtain the national total. The data on gold and foreign exchange reserves are extracted from the balance sheet of the People’s Bank of China and are provided by the relevant departments in the Bank.

(2) Official Interest Rates of Deposits of Financial Institutions and Official Interest Rates of Loans of Financial Institutions show the changes of the interest rates of deposits and loans. Data are from the interest rates of deposits and loans stipulated and published by the Head Office of the People’s Bank of China.

(3) General Statistics on Securities Markets, Number of Listed Companies, Issued Shares and Raised Capital and Statistics of Stock Trading show the situation regarding direct financing. Data are from the Statistical Yearbook on China’s Securities and Futures compiled by China Securities Regulatory Commission.

(4) Number of Institutions and Employed Persons in the Insurance System at Year-end and Economic and Technical Indicators of Insurance CompaniesSituations of Assets of Insurance CompanyFund Uses of Insurance CompanyPremium of Primary Insurance and Payment by Region show the business situation of the insurance industry, with data from the insurance statistics compiled by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.