China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD)

Unique repository of official statistical and census data from China

China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD) is the official statistical and census data published by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Yearbooks cover a wide range of economic, social, and environmental topics. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, the database integrates statistical data search and data mining analysis, and allows users to download customized tables according to selected variables such as regions and time.

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
  • Format: PDF, article-based
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

About CSYD

CSYD offers over 1,000 statistical yearbook titles (approximately 8,400 statistical volumes), including about 150 continuously published statistical yearbooks. Content includes over 1.4 million tables and 13 million indicators.

CSYD offers convenient and quick ways to analyze data. Users can access current and retrospective content, navigate by district or other administrative unit, and search by index value or table.

Other options for searching CSYD include:

  • Limit searches to only statistical yearbooks, analysis reports, compilations, investigation data, general survey data, or statistical summaries
  • To search for data and tables, choose from three search modes: Index Value Search, Standard Search and Index Definition
  • Data Analysis: Compare districts, indexes, and years to analyze single or multiple indexes
  • Yearbook Navigation: Browse or search only the statistical yearbooks you need
  • Articles may be viewed in PDF, 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 more than 25 million 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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