China Land and Resources Statistical Yearbook 2015

I .The China Land and Resources Statistical Yearbook 2015 is an informative yearbook reflecting comprehensively the  status  of  land  and  resources  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China  and  their administration. The China Land and Resources Statistical Yearbook 2015 collects a wealth of statistical data of land and resources and their administration of the whole country and all the provinces(autonomous regions,and municipalities directly under the central government)in 2014, as well as the main statistical data of land and resources over three years since 2012.
II. Statistics in the yearbook cover the national land,mineral,and marine resources,land and resources survey and exploration,administration of land and mineral resources by competent administrative departments of land and resources at the state,provincial(autonomous region,and municipality directly under the central government),municipal(prefectural),and county levels, and administration of marine resources by the state,scientific and technological research on land and resources,and land surveying and mapping.
III .The yearbook contains seven chapters:general status of land and resources,land resources survey and mineral resources exploration,land and resources development and utilization,land and resources administration,scientific and technological research on land and resources,surveying and mapping,and other data. In addition,explanatory notes on main statistical indicators follow each chapter,which give brief descriptions of the connotations,statistical scope,statistical approaches,and calculation methods of the main land and resources statistical indicators
IV .The principal sources of the yearbook are annual comprehensive statistical reports on land and resources submitted by the competent land and resources administrative departments of the Ministry of Land and Resources and various provinces(autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central
government)throughout China,State Oceanic Administration,National Administration of Surveying,Mapping and Geoinformation,China Geological Survey,other institutions affiliated to MLR and various departments in charge of geological exploration.  Individual data are extracted from China Stcatistical Yearbook.
V.The national statistical data involved in the yearbook do not include those of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,Macaw Special Administrative  Region,and Taiwan Province.
VI.Some aggregations or rates/ratios may not add up to the sum of the series because of rounding.
VII.The notes concerning the whole table are placed at the upper part of the table,while the notes concerning individual indicators are placed at the lower part. If the table is a continued one,the footnotes are placed in the last page.
VIII.Notations used in the yearbook:blank indicates that the data of the statistical indicator of the item are either non一applicable or unavailable;“①”means see footnotes below.