In early May 2021, the National Association Standards Information Platform published the statistics of China’s association standards – updated as of April 30, 2021. The main contents are as follows:
A total of 4,845 social organizations had been registered on the National Association Standards Information Platform. Among these, 725 are registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, while the remaining 4,120 are registered with local civil affairs departments; these have respectively released 8,484 and 16,077 standards on the National Association Standards Information Platform–for a total of 24,561 standards.
With regards to regional distribution, social organizations in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have registered on the National Association Standards Information Platform. Guangdong Province has the largest number of social organizations (675, accounting for 14% of the total), followed by Zhejiang (348) and Shandong provinces (346).
With regards to national economy industry classification, association standards covered 19 (out of 20) national economy industry classification standards. The largest number of association standards belonged to the manufacturing industry (9,799, accounting for 40% of the total), followed by agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery, class construction and other industries.
With regards to industry and social distribution, around half of the standards belonged to the industrial sector (12,127, accounting for 49% of the total; 5,149 standards (21%) belonged to the service sector; while 3,650 standards (15%) and 3,635 standards (15%) belonged respectively to the agricultural sector and social undertakings.