Ⅰ.Gansu Development Yearbook,edited by the Gansu development yearbook editorial board and published by chinastatistics press,is a large-scale domestic and international public offering comprehensive annual publication.It recordscomprehensively Gansu economic and social development situation by the large amount of reliable data,and is animportant tool to understand the situation of the province,city,county and conduct a scientific decision-making,consultand research for every level party and government leaders,economic management department,enterprise and publicinstitution,research departments and domestic and foreign investors.
Ⅱ.The yearbook is the ninth volume since founded,which is all the in Chinese-English and equipped with electronicversion,records mainly Gansu economic and social development situation in 2017,but its statistics materials have tracedback in time.
Ⅲ.The yearbook contains the following two parts:The first part contains Featured Articles,Survey,NationalEconomy,Construction,Survey & Mapping,Traffic Communication,Government Finance and Financial,Economy &Management,Social Undertaking,People's Living Conditions,Region and Lanzhou New Area Overview total 10chapters.The second part contains total 23 sections and chapters:General Survey;Population;National Accounts;Employment and Wages;Prices;People's Living Conditions;Government Finance and Financial Intermediation;Resources and Environment;Energy;Investment in Fixed Assets;Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation;Agriculture;Industry;Construction;Wholesale and Retail Trades;Hotels,Catering Services and Tourism;Transport,Postal andTelecommunication Services;Education & Science and Technology;Public Health,Social Services and Social Security;Culture and Sports;City;Ethnic Minority Autonomous Area;Lanzhou New Area.For the convenience of usinginformation for the readers,statistics have a brief introduction at the beginning of each part.In addition,explanatorynotes on main statistical indicators are provided at the end of each part.
Ⅳ.The yearbook style is divided into contents,subhead and entry three levels,and entry as the basic structural unit.The entry titles are in bold and add【】.
Ⅴ.In comparison with Gansu Development Yearbook-2017,following amendments were mainly made in content ofthis yearbook:In the first part,of the chapter "General Situation of Prefectures & Counties and Lanzhou New Area",delete the content of counties,renamed as "Region and Lanzhou New Area Overview",Increased "Traffic andCommunications" content.In the second part,the chapter of "Agriculture" and "National Accounts" are adjusted thehistorical year data of relevant indicators according to the results of Third Agricultural Census;of the chapter "GeneralSurvey",delete the table of "Average Daily Social and Economic Activities in Gansu";of the chapter "Agriculture",delete the indicator of "Cultivated Area";of the chapter"Education & Science and Technology",delete the indicator of"Dropout rate".
Ⅵ.As the methods of statistical system reform,some of the caliber of statistical indicators,including the scope andcomputational method change and please note that when used.The presentation data is provided by the units and someare preliminary statistics,if they does not accord with the statistical tables to tables shall prevail.
Ⅶ.Please refer to the newly published version of the Yearbook for updated historical data.The units ofmeasurement used in this yearbook are internationally standard measurement units,statistical discrepancies on totals andrelative figures due to rounding are not adjusted in the Yearbook.
Ⅷ.Notations used in the yearbook:(blank space) indicates that the figure is not large enough to be measured withthe smallest unit in the table,or data are unknown,or are not available;"#" indicates a major breakdown of the total.
The edit and publishing of Yearbook were strongly supported by the departments under the provincial leadership,relevant enterprises and public institutions.We express our sincere thanks