The China Data Institute datasets provide yearly historical indicators of social and economic characteristics of the People’s Republic of China. Included are national-level statistics dating in some cases to the 1950s. Premium subscriptions to Data Planet also include access to China Yearly Statistics (National/Subnational) datasets distributed by the China Data Institute, which provides data (as available) for all provinces, cities and counties within provinces, all cities, and all counties in China.
Statistics are provided on population; national accounts, including Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments; employment, labor, and wages; financial and banking data; price indices; government income and expenditures; agriculture; industry, construction, and transportation; domestic and foreign trade; education; health; and natural resources. The data are collected primarily by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, who is charged with the administration of the national statistical information system of China.
For "Explanatory Notes on Main Statistical Indicators of Macro-economy,” see http://china-data-online.com/info/jieshi.asp .
China Data Institute is one of the primary data providers for China data services. Its missions are: to support research in the human and natural components of local, regional and global change; to promote quantitative research on China; to promote collaborative research in spatial studies; and to promote the use and sharing of China data in teaching and research. The institute is partnering with All China Marketing Research Co., Ltd., as well as other organizations in distributing China statistical data and publications internationally.
Click on the links below to view sample DataSheets created in Data Planet that provide statistical abstracts complete with infographics of indicators included in the China Data Center datasets. From the infographic, you can also enter to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these metrics and other indicators in the vast Data Planet repository.
The examples below are just a sampling of China Data Institute statistics to give you an idea of the granularity of the available data. There are many more indicators on this topics in the repository—add search terms for agriculture, social and economic development, government, etc. Contact your library staff for help in formulating your search strategy.
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