China City Statistical Yearbook is an annual statistical publication. China City StatisticalYearbook 2018 reflects comprehensively the economic and social development of Cities in China. Itcovers the main socio-economic statistical data of cities at all levels for 2017.
The Yearbook contains four parts:Part Ⅰ is the administrative division of all cities, listing citydistribution by region and level;Part Ⅱ and Part Ⅲ are the statistical data of cities at prefecture leveland above, and county-level respectively on population, resources and environment, economydevelopment, scientific and technological innovation, people's livelihood, public service,infrastructure;Part Ⅳ is appendix of explanatory notes on main statistical indicators. It is necessaryto point out that cities at prefecture level and above and county-level have used different indicatorsystems of statistics since 1997, and some indicators in two categories of cities are not comparable.So the data of cities at prefecture level and above and the data of cities at county-level are dividedinto two independent parts in the yearbook.
The national data in this yearbook do not include those of Hong Kong Special AdministrativeRegion, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan Province."Total City" listed in the datarefers to all administrative regions of the city, including the city districts, counties and the city atlower level; "Districts under City" includes all the city districts, not including counties and the city atlower level. Some indicators of this yearbook are time-point data, the time of them is at the end of2017.
The blank forms in the tables in this yearbook indicates that relevant statistical data areunknown or not available.
The Yearbook is compiled for the users working in government departments, city planningdepartments, institutes of urban socio-economic research, municipal construction and real estateagencies, intermediary services, information consulting agencies and other so on, and it is animportant reference book for college teachers and students, businessmen, overseas investors as wellas users paying close attention to the development of Chinese cities.
The editing and publishing of the yearbook have been fully supported by the Department ofRural Surveys of NBS,Bureaus of Statistics and Survey Offices of NBS at provincial prefecture andcounty level, and China Statistics Press. Here we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to them.
Department of Urban SurveysNational Bureau of Statistics of China