Chinese energy statistical yearbook is an annual statistical publication, which covers very comprehensive data in energy construction, production, consumption, equilibrium of supply and demand in an all-round way, established in 1986, edited by the department of Industry and Transport Statistics of State Statistics Bureau. 2008 annual is edited by the Department of Energy Statistics of State Statistics Bureau, published by China Statistics Press, to the domestic and international public publication.
In order to satisfy the masses of readers' demands for Chinese energy statistics, improve the efficiency and timeliness of the data use, from each of 2004, Chinese energy statistical yearbook is published one volume every year instead of one volume every 2 years, the year of front cover also switched over to publishing year.
From 2010, the energy balance format is adjusted.
The amount of information in Chinese energy statistical yearbook is large, especially stress the authoritativeness, integrality of the data. The book consists of eight chapters: 1. General Survey; 2. Construction of Energy Industry; 3. Energy Production; 4. Energy Consumption; 5. Energy Balance Table of China; 6. Energy Balance Table by Region; 7. Energy data for the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region. Additional information provided in the appendices include major energy data for Taiwan province, energy data for related countries or areas and explanatory notes of main statistical indicators and conversion factors from physical units to coal equivalent.
Annual statistical reports from the National Bureau of Statistics and the China Statistical Yearbook are the main data sources of this document. However, the national data in this book does not include that of the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region, the Taiwan province. Also, the data in the energy balance tables does not cover non-commercial energy.
The Chinese energy data were by the year of 2010, energy data for the world and other countries or area were by the year of 2009.
Notations used in the yearbook：blank space indicates that the figure is not large enough to be measured with the smallest unit in the table, or data are unknown or are not available;"＃"indicates a major breakdown of the total.