Guangdong Bureau of Industry and Information Technology suspended the publication of Guangdong PMI Index in response to the National Statistical Bureau

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 Guangdong Bureau of Industry and Information Technology suspended the publication of Guangdong PMI Index in response to the National Statistical Bureau


Q: Why has the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Industry and Information Technology stopped compiling and distributing the PMI index of Guangdongs manufacturing industry since November?

Answer: At the end of October 2018, the National Statistical Bureau received a response from the relevant personnel: Recently, the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, the Guangdong Statistical Bureau, the Guangdong Institute of Modern Logistics and the Nanfang Daily jointly issued the Guangdong PMI index, which has not been approved by the competent statistical department. In response to this situation, the National Bureau of Statistics verifies the following specific circumstances:

First, the procurement manager survey carried out by Guangdong Provinces industry and Telecommunications Department has passed the examination and approval of Guangdong Provinces statistical department, but it has not been re-submitted after its expiration, violating Article 12 of Chapter II of the Statistical Law: If formulated by the relevant departments of the local peoples governments at or above the county level, it shall be submitted to the statistical institutions of the peoples governments at the corresponding level for examination and approval; Article 14: When formulating statistical investigation projects, the project shall be formulated simultaneously. The statistical investigation system shall be submitted for examination and approval or for the record in accordance with the provisions of Article 12 of this Law.

Second, the statistical department of Guangdong Province participates in the data release, but fails to report to the National Statistical Bureau for approval as required, in violation of Article 12 of Chapter II of the Statistical Law: Local statistical investigation projects shall be formulated by statistical agencies of provincial peoples governments alone or jointly formulated with relevant departments and submitted to the National Statistical Bureau for examination and approval.

According to the above two points, from a legal point of view, the procurement manager survey carried out by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology belongs to the investigation of violation of regulations, and has asked the Guangdong Provincial Statistical Department to deal with it in accordance with the regulations.

Question: Will the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Industry and Information Technology continue to issue the PMI index of Guangdong Province in the future?

Source: Responsible Editor of the National Bureau of Statistics: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310