*Beijing Statistical Yearbook-2017 *Download (CD Version contain EXCEL files)

*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.

**Framework Structure**

** (I) Overall Structure **

The overall structure of *Beijing Statistical Yearbook* remains basically stable. In color pages, main tendency and changes about economic and social development of Beijing have been presented with both illustration and pictures; statistical tables are the main part of this Yearbook, mainly including 23 chapters, i.e. General Survey; National Accounts; Population and Employment; Government Finance and Tax Revenues; Energy, Resources and Environmental Protection; Total Investment in Fixed Assets and Real Estate Development; Foreign Trade; Price Index; People’s Livelihood; Public Utilities; Agriculture and Rural Economy; Industry; Construction; Tertiary Industry; Transport, Post and Telecommunication Service; Wholesale and Retail Trade, Accomodation and Restaurants; Tourism; Finance and Insurance; Education and Culture; Science and Technology; Health Care and Sports; Social Welfare, Community, Plicies & Laws and Others; and Development Zones 23 chapters in total, reflecting the economic and social development situation across the city through multiple industries and fields.

** (II) Structure of Chapters**

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.

**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 * 2017 Bejing Statistical Yearbook*, which means it will be published in 2017 while the lastest data in the book is by the end of 2016.

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

** (II) Symbols **

Symbols in statistical tables include:

#: means that the item is included in the total. Grouped indicators marked with “#” are part of the total, while those without“#” mean that sum of inclded items equals to the total.

||: 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.**

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** III. About 2017 Beijing Statistical Yearbook**

Compared with 2016 *Beijing Statistical Yearbook*, the following adjustments have been mainly made:

- The order of certain chapters has been adjusted in this Yearbook.
- In accordance with the unified requirements of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China (NBS), since January 2016, a new Circulation and Consumer Price Statistical Form System has been implemented by the circulation and consumer price statistics in Beijing, of which the survey item directories for consumer price and retail price were revised. According to the requirements of national statistical system, the statistical year of 2015 began to be used as a new round of base period for comparison in 2016.
- In accordance with the deployment of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China (NBS), the reform of calculation method of regional R&D expenditure has been implemented since 2016, according to which the part of R&D expenditure not included in GDP figures were calculated additionally and GDP figures of 1996-2015 were adjusted. Moreover, the proportional data of internal spending of R&D expenditure in GDP, the energy consumption per RMB 10,000 GDP and decrease rate in 2016 and the energy consumption per RMB 10,000 GDP have also been adjusted.
- Continue to strengthen the text revision work to make it easier for readers to understand the data changes. 1) To revise the content of the overview part of each chapter, comprehensively reflecting the data content, data sources, statistical standards and the historical changes of data and so on; 2) To timely revise or adjust the explanation part of the major indicators attached after the body text in each chapter according to the changes of indicators and the content of indicators of that very year and so on; 3) To update the content of notes under the tables, accurately reflecting the changes and adjustments of the data approach of that very year to make readers understand the data changes and accurately use the annual statistical data in different periods and different sectors; 4) The names of certain units have been revised uniformly according to the adjustments to the administrative bodies in Beijing.