Yearbook title: 北京统计年鉴
ISBN: 978-7-5037-6842-2
Editorial institution: Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics;NBS Survey Office in Beijing
Publisher: China Statistics Press
Collected volumes:2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1983 1982 1981 1980

Beijing Statistical Yearbook is a large statistical book published continuously on a chronological basis. With a great deal of statistical data, this Yearbook gives a true reflection of the social and economic development and changes in Beijing over the past year. It serves as an important reference book for domestic and foreign personnel in all circles to understand and know Beijing.

I. Framework Structure

(I) Overall Structure

The overall structure of Beijing Statistical Yearbook remains basically stable. In color pages, main features and highlights about economic and social development of Beijing in this year have been presented with both illustration and pictures; statistical tables are the main part of this Yearbook, mainly including: General Survey; National Accounts; Population and Employment; Energy, Resources and Environmental Protection; Total Investment in Fixed Assets and Real Estate Development; Government Finance and Tax Revenues; Price Index; People’s Livelihood; Public Utilities; Agriculture and Rural Economy; Industry; Construction; Transport, Post and Telecommunication Service; Wholesale and Retail Trade, Accomodation and Restaurants; Foreign Trade; Tourism; Finance and Insurance; Education and Culture; Science and Technology; Health Care and Sports; Social Welfare, Community, Plicies & Laws and Others; Tertiary Industry; and Development Zones, etc., reflecting the economic and social development situation across the city through multiple industries and fields.

(II) Structure of Chapters

Setting of chapters: The chapters are set in keeping with the statistical system, with certain inherent logic. Generally speaking, comprehensive indicators come first, followed by indicators in specific sectors and fileds. economic indicators cone before social indicators.

Internal structure of chapters: Each chapter is composed of the Brief Introduction, Statistical Tables and Explanatory Notes to Main Statistical Indicators. Brief Introduction appears on the first page of each chapter, mainly introducing the main content, source of data, statistical scope, indicator standards, method of adjustment to historical data in each chapter; Explanatory Notes to Main Statistical Indicators come on the last page of each chapter, mainly giving a brief explanation to the main indicators and calculation method, etc. involved in the chapter; Statistical Tables are the core content of each chapter.

Arrangement of statistical tables: In each chapter, statistical tables are arranged for the purpose of reflecting the main conditions in the field. Generally speaking, historical statistical tables come before current year statistical tables.

II. How to Use

(I) Years

Conventionally, the year indicated in the book is the year of publication. The latest data indicated in the statistical tables in this Yearbook are data in the previous years. For example, this book is titled 2015 Bejing Statistical Yearbook, which means it will be published in 2015 while the lastest data in the book is from the end of 2014.

“Years” in the statistical tables are marked in three ways, each indicating a different meaning. Firstly, the statistical table is named “****** (1978-2014)” (of which, “******” represents the content reflected in the statistical table, the same below), indicating that the data listed in the table are those from 1978 to 2014; Secondly, the statistical table contains no years, indicating that the data listed in the table are those of the current year and the last two year; Thirdly, the statistical table is named “****** (2014)”, indicating that the data listed in the table are those of 2014.

(II) Symbols

Symbols in statistical tables include:

#: means that the aggretate indicator and grouped indicators are indented. Grouped indicators marked with # are part of the aggregate indicator, while grouped indicators not marked with # indicate that the aggregate indicator is the sum of all group indicators.

||: means that there are multiple ways of grouping the indicators.

…: means that the figure is less than the minimum measurement unit of the table.

Blank: mean that the figure is unknown or unavailable.

***: means that the figure is not disclosed for secrecy reasons.

(III) Explanations

Explanations include User Guide, Table of Contents, Brief Introduction, Explanatory Notes to Main Statistical Indicators and notes under the tables. User Guide appears before the Table of Contents, giving an introduction to the overall framework of this Yearbook, and explaining the main adjustments; Brief Introduction appears on the first page of each chapter, giving an introduction to the chapter’s main content, source of data, statistical scope, standards of indicators, adjustment method of historical data, etc; Notes under the statistical tables make an explanation on standard of some indicators, method and scope, etc.

(IV) Data

In general cases, the first tables in each chapter contain historical data of core indicators in the area or field. Generally speaking, historical data that are shown in one table continuously by year can be used continuously. But it is also necessary to refer to the notes under the table in order to have a full understanding of the connation of indicators; historical data that are shown in several tables indicate that there were major adjustments to relevant indicators, and they need to be reflected by sections.

In addition, some of the historical data in the latest yearbook may have been adjusted over data in previous yearbooks. Therefore, please refer to the latest yearbook when enquiring or using historical data.

(V) Electronic CD-ROM

Beijing Statistical Yearbook is provided with a CD-ROM, which containes Chinese and English versions of this Yearbook. The CD-ROM helps users in working with and processing the data.

(VI) The sum of some statistics or some relative numbers in this Yearbook might have certain calculation errors because of the choice of different units of measurement. All the statistics have not undergone mechanical adjustment.

III. About 2015 Beijing Statistical Yearbook

Compared with 2014 Beijing Statistical Yearbook, the following revisions have been made:

1. Relavant data has been timly updated according to results of the 3rd National Economic Census. GDP, retail sales of consumer goods, total energy consumption, internal R&D expenditures, etc. in 2013 have been updated as the data gained from the 3rd National Economic Census, of which retail sales of consumer goods from 2009 to 2012 have been revised according to consensus results.

2. Data not released in the 2014 yearbook due to the 3rd National Economic Census has been shown, which includes main indicators of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises above designated size, main indicators of non-public sectors of the economy above designated size, GDP by income approach, energy balance table, total energy consumption by sectors and consumption of main energy types in 2013.

3. Relevant indicators have been adjusted according to new standards for national sector classification and latest regulations on classifying the three industries. The data of national economic accounting and statistics on new emerging industries has been adjusted according to new sector standards. Historical data on GDP of the three industries from 1978 to 2012 has also been revised.

4. Information in statistical tables has been adjusted according to statistical method system. First, according to national statistic method system, statistical tables, such as Business Climate Index and Entrepreneur Confidence Index, were cancelled and Consumer Confidence Index in Beijing was moved to Chapter 14; second, with reference to the revision of sector institutions, Statistics on Family Planning was cancelled and adjustment has been made to indicators in statistical tables like Statistics on Adopting Institutions, Statistics for Divorce and Juvenile Criminal Cases and Basic Information on Undertakings for Disabled Persons. Third, some indicators have been added according to times characters. For example, in Main Indicators of Post and Telecommunication Service, “EMS” was changed as “Total amount of delivery businesses” and its calculation basis was changed from amount of EMS into total amount of delivery businesses in Beijing; in Amount of Transactions in Securities Market, indicator of “fund transaction” was added; in Added Value of Industries Above Designated Size, indicator of “manufacture and pressing of ferrous metals” was cancelled and indicator of “manufacture of railway locomotives, building of ships and boats, manufacture of air and spacecrafts and other transportation equipments” is added.

5. Enhancement of standard unification continues. In this year, great efforts have been made to give unified regulations toward data related to statistical grouping in this Yearbook. For example, in statistical tables with the three industries and sectors classified by cross-grouping, the data was uniformly adjusted to be classified by “industries, national economic sectors and key sectors”; data classified by central and regional government was uniformly adjusted to be grouped by “affiliation”; and data classified by domestic and foreign enterprises was uniformly adjusted to be grouped by “registration type”. Besides, regulations are continuouly made toward consistency and accuracy of Brief Introduction, Explanatory Notes on Statistical Indicators, notes under the table as well as english translation, etc.