China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD)

Unique repository of official statistical and census data from China

China Statistical Yearbooks (CSYD) is the largest and most authoritative statistical database in China. It contains all key statistical yearbooks published in mainland China, covering various types of census and survey data including analysis reports, statistical summaries, investment material, and data compilations. Content in CSYD is classified by 18 industries, 40 districts and 6 types of documents, and covers a wide range of economic, social, and environmental topics.

Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, CSYD contains over 1,000 authoritative statistical titles issued by the central government, provinces and cities since 1949, over 8,500 volumes total, including all continuously published statistical yearbooks in China (approximately 150 titles). Content is in Chinese, with many headings and tables of contents translated into English. CSYD offers convenient ways to access data: users can view current and retrospective content, navigate by district or other administrative unit, and search by index value or table. Powerful data mining analysis tools allow users to compare districts, indexes, and years to analyze single or multiple indexes, with customized reports and tables available for download.

Statistical Yearbooks

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1949-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface; many headings and tables of contents translated into English
  • Number of Titles: over 1,000
  • Frequency: Continuous updates
  • Format: PDF, article-based
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

CSYD Content

CSYD includes over 1,000 authoritative statistical titles issued by the central government, provinces and cities since 1949:

  • Over 8,500 volumes of statistical yearbooks, including all continuously published statistical yearbooks in China (approximately 150 titles)
  • Over 2.5 million entries (including over 1.8 million statistical charts)
  • Resource types includes statistical yearbooks, analysis reports, investigation data, general survey data, statistical summaries, and compilations

CSYD provides full Coverage of data in all industries. Content is classified according to 18 industries:

  • General
  • System of National Accounts
  • Fixed Assets Investment
  • Population and Human Resources
  • Livelihood and Prices
  • Enterprises and Public Institutions
  • Finance
  • Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
  • Politics, Law, and Public Administration
  • Farmers, Agriculture and Rural Areas
  • Industry
  • Construction and Housing
  • Transportation, Post and Telecommunications
  • Domestic and International Trade
  • Tourism and Catering
  • Education, Science and Technology
  • Culture and Sport
  • Medicine and Health Care

CSYD Features and Functions

  • Navigation: Content is classified by 18 industries, 40 districts and 6 types of documents (statistical yearbook, analysis report, compilation, investigation data, general survey data, and statistical summary).
  • Search: Features index value search, item search, professional search and index definition. Search fields include the yearbook title, year coverage, district of index, index title, index category, entry title, and full text.
  • Data analysis: Intelligent mining of index titles, years, districts and numeric values, and massive data extraction across various tables, chapters, and yearbooks allows for comprehensive data analysis and contrastive analysis of regional development according to different subjects. Presents detailed index data reports and related analysis graphics that can be directly exported into Excel or Word.
  • Personal statistical data management: Logged in, any user can create a personal statistical database, which can be compiled through batch import of data from Excel.
  • Single yearbook display: For each yearbook, its basic information and detailed content are available. Users can choose to download any chapter or chart, as well as search within the yearbook.
  • Viewing and downloading: Articles may be viewed in PDF or CAJ viewer, and statistical charts and tables may be downloaded and saved in Excel.
About China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

CNKI is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. This powerful platform is the product of Tongfang Knowledge Network, Beijing, and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips. With tens of millions of articles and growing every day, CNKI is a foundation for any serious research on China. CNKI is hosted in the United States by East View and updated daily.

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