1. All the statistical figures in the Communiqué are annual flash report data. The State carried out the second national economic census on December 31st, 2008 and the data of Dalian's second national economic census by National Bureau of Statistics had not yet been examined and confirmed. Therefore, all formal data related to the census are subject to the census communiqué.

2. Regional GDP and value-added 'in value' terms of respective industries as quoted were calculated at current prices, whereas their growth rates were calculated at comparable prices.

3. Year-end permanent registered population was calculated in accordance with the statistical scope of Dalian Municipal Bureau of Public Security; birth rate, death rate and natural growth rate were calculated in accordance with the statistical requirements used by the Municipal Committee of Population and Family Planning.

4. Engel Coefficient refers to the proportion of expenditure on a family's food against the total expenditure of the household.