According to updated statistics published by China National Statistical Office, the variable declined by 23.38% in comparison to one year earlier. The indicator decreased by 21 255, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it went down by 14.34%. The overall changes for the prior 21 years hit a drop of 44.35%. Moreover, it has shown a fall at a 0.09 percent compound annual growth rate during the 5 years with a slight overall decrease since the 1996. It averaged 102 169.19 from 1996 to 2016 and it reached its all-time high of 127 138 in 2004 and record low of 67 135 in 2009.