Communiqué on Major Data of the Second National Economic Census
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Office of the Leading Group of the State Council for the Second National Economic Census
National Bureau of Statistics of China
December 25, 2009
The second economic census was conducted in China in 2008 with the aim to keep abreast of the development of the secondary and tertiary industries of China in terms of their size and layout, and to grasp the actuality of industry organization, industry structure, industry technology and composition of production factors, and to feel out basic situation of all units on energy consumption, to establish a sound system of Business Register and Geography Information System, and to provide scientific and precise statistics records for strengthening and improving macro-control, along with making long-term development plan. The reference time point for the economic census was December 31st of 2008, and the flow data covered the whole year of 2008. The economic census covered all legal units, establishments and self-employed individuals who were engaged in secondary and tertiary industries within the territory of China. The main contents of census include the basic characteristics of the units, the employees, the financial situation, the production and business operation situations, the production capacity, the energy consumption, as well as the scientific and technological activities.
The enumeration, data check and data processing of the economic census was completed, thanks to the joint efforts over the past nearly two years of relevant departments at different level and from all enumerators. Office of the Leading Group of the State Council for the Second National Economic Census made a spot-check among 30 regions by using the stratified systematic cluster random sampling, a total of 21,843 legal units and establishments (2.46‰) in 186 census districts and 24,263 self-employed individuals (0.48‰) were covered in this process. According to the results, the comprehensive error rate is 3.5‰, which met the set target of data quality. Approved by the State Council, the Office of the Leading Group for Economic Census under the State Council and the National Bureau of Statistics will release Communiqués of the Economic Census to the public according to Regulations on National Economic Census. The first Communiqué is disseminated as follows.
(National Bureau of Statistics December 25, 2009)