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I. Guangdong Statistical Yearbook 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the Yearbook) is an annual statistical publication, which reflects comprehensively the economic and social development of Guangdong Province. It covers data for 2012 and key statistical data in some historically important years since 1978 at the provincial level and the local levels of city, county and district.
II. The Yearbook contains twenty-two chapters: 1. Administrative Division and Natural Resources; 2. General Survey; 3. National Economic Accounts; 4. Population; 5. Employment and Wages; 6. Investment in Fixed Assets; 7. Energy; 8. Government Finance, Banking and Insurance; 9. Price Indices; 10. People's Living Conditions; 11. Agriculture; 12. Industry; 13. Construction; 14. Transport, Postal and Telecommunication Services; 15. Domestic Trade; 16. Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation; 17. Tourism; 18. Education, Science, Technology and Culture; 19. Sports, Public Health, Social Welfare, Social Insurance, Environmental Protection and Others; 20. Main Economic Indicators of Economic Regions; 21. Main Economic Indicators of Counties (County-level Cities) and Districts. Meanwhile, four chapters are listed as appendices: 1. Main Statistical Indicators of Some Provinces and Municipalities; 2. Main Statistics of Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions; 3. Main Statistical Indicators of Taiwan Province; 4. Main Statistics of Some Countries and Territories.
III. The data in the Yearbook are mainly obtained from regular statistical reports and sample surveys conducted by the statistical bureaus of all levels of government and the Survey Office of the National Bureau of Statistics in Guangdong. Some data are collected from the departments of the central government and the provincial government. Data in the appendices are compiled from statistical publications published by the National Bureau of Statistics and other sources.
IV. The pearl river delta, east wing, west wing and mountainous areas in the Yearbook are divided as following:
The pearl river delta include Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Jiangmen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Huizhou and Zhaoqing.
The east wing includes Shantou, Shanwei, Chaozhou and Jieyang.
The west wing includes Zhanjiang, Maoming and Yangjiang.
The mountainous areas include Shaoguan, Heyuan, Meizhou, Qingyuan and Yunfu.
V. The units of measurement used in the Yearbook are internationally standard measurement units, except that the unit of cultivated land and sown areas uses“mu” with regard to the Chinese tradition.
VI. Statistical discrepancies on totals and relative figures due to rounding are not adjusted in the Yearbook.
VII. Notations used in the Yearbook:
“ … ” indicates that the figure is not large enough to be measured with the smallest unit in the table;
“ # ” indicates a major breakdown of the total;
“ blank space ” indicates that the data are unknown or are not available;
“ ① ” indicates footnotes at the end of the table.
VIII. In comparison with Guangdong Statistical Yearbook 2012，the following revisions have been made in the Yearbook in terms of the statistical contents and in editing:In the chapter of Geneal Survey, part of the data of Business Climate Survey are adjusted and data on key Service are added。 The original chapter of "Sports, Public Health, Social Welfare, Environmental Protection and Others "changes to "Sports, Public Health, Social Welfare, Social Insurance, Environmental Protection and Others". Industry sectors are categorized in accordance with the 2011 Industrial Classification of the National Economy.
Acknowledgements: our gratitude goes to relevant departments and units under the provincial government, from which we have received tremendous support when compiling the Yearbook.