I’m addicted to Quandl.
Quandl bills itself as”Intelligent Search for Numerical Data” and it most certainly is. It has all sorts of China statistics in eminently readable and searchable formats. It also has a curated page on China (you have to go down the homepage a bit to find it) that accurately describes itself as having “Comprehensive data on China: economics, society, culture, demography and more.” The China section has the following index, with descriptors:
- Overview. Comprehensive data on China: economics, society, culture, demography and more.
- Growth. 65 indicators summarizing economic growth in China.
- Employment. Statistics on Chinese employment by industry, sector and location.
- Inflation. 150+ consumer and producer price indexes across various product categories and industry sectors.
- Construction. Comprehensive construction and real estate data for China.
- Energy. Chinese energy consumption, production, imports and exports, by energy source and use.
- Government. Central and local government revenues, spending, taxes and debt position.
- Population. Chinese population, age composition, birth and death rates, marriage and divorce rates.
- Health. 120+ indicators pertaining to health and disease, healthcare systems, spending and personnel.
- Transportation. Comprehensive data on passenger and freight traffic, vehicle ownership and transportation infrastructure.
- Education. Education statistics including enrollment rates, teacher-student ratios and funding.
- Culture. Media, tourism, postal and telecommunications, internet usage and other sociocultural indicators.
- Markets. Stocks, bonds, money supply, interest and exchange rates for China.
All great stuff. Don’t you agree?