CIP Database 2011

About the China Industrial Productivity Database 2011 (CIP Database Round 1.0)

CIP Project

The China Industrial Productivity (CIP) Database Project was initiated by Professor Harry X. Wu and Professor Kyoji Fukao, both from the Institute of Economic Research (IER), Hitotsubashi University, in January 2010. It aims to construct consistent industry-level input and output data series that satisfy analytical studies in a general production function framework as well as for international comparisons of output and productivity.

The CIP Project is a joint research effort between the IER of Hitotsubashi University and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Japan. RIETI provides the basic financial support for three years from FY2010-FY2012. Supplementary financial support comes from IER-based sources.

Research support through scholarly exchanges with the EU/KLEMS (See CIP Database Round 1.0 "Technical Notes") Project based on the Groningen Growth and Development Center at the University of Groningen and the World KLEMS Project based on Harvard University and The Conference Board China Center are gratefully acknowledged.

Research Team

  • Project Leader: Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Members: Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University), Tomohiko Inui (Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office), Keiko Ito (Senshu University), Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen), Tangjun Yuan (Fudan University), and Xinxin Ma (Keio University)

CIP Database

CIP Database Round 1.0 is the first version of the CIP Database. It covers the period 1987-2008 and contains estimates of numbers employed, hours worked, nominal gross value of output and gross value added, and output price indices for 34 sectors regrouped from the 2002 version of China Standard of Industrial Classification (CSIC) to be in line with the 35 sectors defined by the EU and World KLEMS projects. CIP Round 1.0 also contains CIP-reproduced Chinese input-output tables (CIOT) for 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007 benchmark years in the EU/KLEMS SUTRAS framework (See CIP Database Round 1.0 "Technical Notes").

Brief technical notes and sources of the data used are provided in "Technical Notes for CIP Database Round 1.0." A discussion paper that explains data construction in detail and reports the results of labor productivity analysis using the data will be forthcoming at the same website.


The CIP project and its financiers and supporters, RIETI and IER, make no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed, implied, or statutory, regarding the CIP Round 1.0 explained in this document or any information contained or referred to in the document.

Data download

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0. Technical Notes

updated March 7, 2012

Technical Notes [PDF:116KB]

1. CIP Round 1.0 (Feb.2012)

updated March 8, 2012

CIP Round 1.0 (Feb.2012) [XLS:161KB]

2. CIP Round 1.0 Input-Output Tables

updated March 8, 2012

CIP Round 1.0 Input-Output Tables [XLS:152KB]