ESCAP Statistics

The Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008 has just been released. You can find an electronic version of this authoritative reference on the Asian and Pacific region free-of-charge at and read the press release at .

The Yearbook is designed for anyone interested in the development of the Asia-Pacific region. The 2008 issue covers even a wider range of internationally comparable indicators than previously and provides aggregates for the world and allows comparison between the Asian and Pacific region, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. A complete chapter has now been dedicated to gender equality. The website provides a link to an online database where all Yearbook data can be downloaded.

Within Asia and the Pacific, aggregates have been calculated, whenever possible, for ASEAN, ECO (new), SAARC, Central Asia, Pacific island developing economies (new), the least developed and land-locked countries and low-, middle- and high-income economies. Numbers are illustrated with charts and descriptive texts authored by experts of ESCAP and selected other United Nations agencies in the region.

A limited number of copies of the attractively designed printed version are being distributed to subscribing clients. Sales copies can be obtained through the United Nations Sales Publications,

The production of the Yearbook would not have been possible without the efforts of all international agencies whose data have been used in the publication and the efforts of official national statistical systems as primary sources of the most of it.

By: The Production Team of the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
When: 7/2/2014

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