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October 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 9 October 2014 with the data published in the September 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
  • Selected series of world statistics

September 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 September 2014 with the data published in the August 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

August 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 8 August 2014 with the data published in the July 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton-km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • World exports by provenance and destination

July 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 9 July 2014 with the data published in the June 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

June 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 June 2013 with the data published in the May 2014 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: quantum and unit value indices and terms of trade

May 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 13 May 2014 with the data published in the April 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger-km and cargo net ton-km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

April 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 April 2014 with the data published in the March 2014 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics
  • Retail trade indices, retail trade deflated sales/turnover(seasonally adjusted 2010=100)(published online only)

March 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 March 2014 with the data published in the February 2014 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly table updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
Updating of the gross domestic product, volume measures has been postponed in order to resolve some data issues.

February 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 February 2014 with the data published in the January 2014 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton-km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

January 2014
The MBS Online database was updated on 14 January 2014 with the data published in the December 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

December 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 11 December 2013 with the data published in the November 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • World exports by commodity classes and by regions

November 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 12 November 2013 with the data published in the October 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

October 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 October 2013 with the data published in the September 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
  • Selected series of world statistics

September 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 September 2013 with the data published in the August 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • Retail trade indices (published online only)

August 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 12 August 2012 with the data published in the July 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton-km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • World exports by provenance and destination
  • Gross domestic product, volume measures (2005=100)(published online only)

July 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 July 2013 with the data published in the June 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

June 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 11 June 2013 with the data published in the May 2013 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

May 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 9 May 2013 with the data published in the April 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

April 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 10 April 2013 with the data published in the March 2013 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

March 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 11 March 2013 with the data published in the February 2013 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly table updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

February 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 11 February 2013 with the data published in the January 2013 print issue.
Quarterly table updated this month
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

January 2013
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 January 2013 with the data published in the December 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

December 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 December 2012 with the data published in the November 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • World exports by commodity classes and by regions

November 2012
Revision to the published Malawi CPI data from June - Aug 2012 in the September and October 2012 MBS issues. The data referred to the Urban Consumer Price index. They have been updated with the National Consumer Price index in the MBS Online database.
The MBS Online database was updated on 12 November 2012 with the data published in the October 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

October 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 5 October 2012 with the data published in the September 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
  • Selected series of world statistics

September 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 September 2012 with the data published in the August 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • Retail trade indices (published online only)

August 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 August 2012 with the data published in the July 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • World exports by provenance and destination
  • Gross domestic product, volume measures (2005=100)(published online only)

July 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 6 July 2012 with the data published in the June 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

June 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 6 June 2012 with the data published in the May 2012 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

May 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 8 May 2012 with the data published in the April 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

April 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 5 April 2012 with the data published in the March 2012 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

March 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 March 2012 with the data published in the February 2012 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

February 2012
February 2012, the electronic files of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics were added under "Data in print". The latest version of the MBS will be added in this section each month.

The MBS Online database was updated on 9 February 2012 with the data published in the January 2011 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km, cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

January 2012
The MBS Online database was updated on 5 January 2012 with the data published in the December 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

December 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 9 December 2011 with the data published in the November 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • World exports by commodity classes and by regions

November 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 4 November 2011 with the data published in the October 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
New!!! - Changes in schedule of updates
  • Beginning November 2011, "Registration of new motor vehicles" table will be published monthly.

October 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 5 October 2011 with the data published in the September 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
  • Selected series of world statistics

September 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 9 September 2011 with the data published in the August 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • Retail trade indices (published online only)
New!!! - Tables introduced in September 2011
  • Hours of work per week in non-agricultural activities(published online only)
  • Hours of work per week in manufacturing(published online only)

August 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 4 August 2011 with the data published in the July 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • World exports by provenance and destination
  • Gross domestic product, volume measures (2005=100)(published online only)

July 2011 - Data correction

A correction to the table 6, Consumer prices, was subsequently entered on 26 July 2011, where prior data for Ecuador's General (all items) CPI May 2011 was entered in Base Year 2005=100, as compared to Base Year 2000 for the rest of the periods for this series. Please refer to the MBS online for the correct version of this series. The CPI data for Ecuador in Base Year 2005 will be published from the July 2011 issue onwards.

July 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 8 July 2011 with the data published in the June 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

June 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 June 2011 with the data published in the May 2011 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

May 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 6 May 2011 with the data published in the April 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars

April 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 11 April 2011 with the data published in the March 2011 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics
  • Gross domestic product, volume measures (2005=100)(published online only)

Industrial Production Indices

As part of the continuing process of providing MBS users with latest data, effective with the February 2011 print issue of the MBS the Industrial Production Indices table will present data to t-2 that is the Feb. 2011 issue has more than 40 countries with data for December 2010.

Table 4, Indices of world industrial production by branches of industry and by regions, is expected to resume by the June 2011 issue of the MBS.

March 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 8 March 2011 with the data published in the February 2011 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

PDF version of the MBS is now available for purchase
The PDF version of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, for the past 18 issues, is now available for purchase at the UN publications website.

February 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 February 2011 with the data published in the January 2011 print issue.
Quarterly tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas

January 2011
The MBS Online database was updated on 12 January 2011 with the data published in the December 2010 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Selected series of world statistics

December 2010
The MBS Online database was updated on 7 December 2010 with the data published in the November 2010 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in manufacturing, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade
  • World exports by commodity classes and by regions

Corrections to the table 50, Index numbers of share prices, were subsequently entered on 15 December 2010. The data for this series in the November 2010 print version for August 2010 through October 2010 were incorrectly entered. Please refer to the MBS online for the correct version of this series.

November 2010
The MBS Online database was updated on 3 November 2010 with the data published in the October 2010 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • Retail trade indices (published online only)

October 2010
The MBS Online database was updated on 5 October 2010 with the data published in the September 2010 print issue.
Quarterly and annual tables updated this month
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices; value
  • Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies
  • Registration of new motor vehicles
  • External trade conversion factors
  • Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value
  • Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
  • Selected series of world statistics

September 2010
The MBS Online database was updated on 3 September 2010 with the data published in the August 2010 print issue.
Quarterly and bimonthly tables updated this month
  • Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials
  • Earnings in manufacturing activities, by sex
  • Total exports and imports by regions: volume and unit value indices and terms of trade

August 2010
The MBS online database was updated with the July 2010 print issue of the MBS on 5 August 2010.
Annual and quarterly tables updated this month
  • Civil aviation traffic: passenger km and cargo net ton km
  • Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars
  • World exports by provenance and destination - available only in PDF

July 2010
The MBS online database was updated with the June 2010 print issue of the MBS on 9 July 2010.
Quarterly table updated this month
  • Selected series of world statistics - available only in PDF

June 2010
The MBS online database was updated with the May 2010 print issue of the MBS on 8 June 2010.
One new series was added to the MBS Online.
  • World food situation, FAO food price index

May 2010
The MBS online database was updated with the April 2010 print issue of the MBS on 6 May 2010.

March 2010
Two new series were added to the MBS Online.
  • Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex
  • Gross domestic product volume

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