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Good Practices Database

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View this valuable source of information in good practices in official statistics[more...]

Millennium Indicators Database

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48 indicators, to measure progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Declaration development goals.[more...]

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

Series: Q, No. 501 (September 2014)
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Price: $75
Volume: September 2014

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. . It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or bimonthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, prices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade and finance.

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes quarterly and annual tables: Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex; Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value, volume indices and 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; and Selected series of world statistics.[more...]

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

Series: Q, No. 500 (August 2014)
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Price: $75
Volume: August 2014

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. . It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or bimonthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, prices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade and finance.

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes quarterly and annual tables: 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. [more...]

Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants

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Population of city proper urban agglomeration[more...]

Statistics and Indicators on Women in Africa 1986

Series: K, No. 7
Sales number: 89.XVII.11
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This is an extract of statistics from the Compendium of Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women 1986. It brings together the available statistics and indicators for 52 countries or areas in Africa and 31 tables, covering the same fields as the global Compendium, it also includes a new table on population statistics programmes and national household surveys undertaken in co-operation with the United Nations National Household Survey Capability Programme, to assist in locating more comprehensive and up-to-date data in specific countries.------ Out of print.

Directory of International Statistics, v.I

Series: M, No. 56/Rev.1
Sales number: 81.XVII.6
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This edition contains in part one a detailed listing of the statistical series compiled by the organizations of the United Nations system and some non-United Nations organizations active in international statistics. References are included to the organizations that collect the data from countries, the publications in which the data can be found, the frequency of the series and whether the series is maintained in machine-readable form. Part two presents an inventory of the machine-readable databases of economic and social statistics by subject and by organization. Technical descriptions of the computer files are linked to the statistical series in part one by subject-matter codes and database identification numbers. This publication is prepared through a joint effort of the United Nations Statistical Division, the statistical divisions of the regional commissions, specialized agencies and other international organizations.------ Out of print.

Statistical Yearbook 2011, Fifty-sixth issue

Series: S, No. 32
Sales number: 13.XVII.1 H
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Price: $160

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The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 56th edition contains data available to the Statistics Division as of 31 December 2012 and presents them in 65 tables on topics such as: agriculture, forestry and fishing; communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; gender; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; population; prices; and science and technology. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with most tables covering the period up to 2010 or 2011. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications.[more...]

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-fifth issue

Series: S, No. 31
Sales number: B.12.XVII.1.H
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The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 55th edition contains data available to the Statistics Division as of 31 December 2011 and presents them in 60 tables on topics such as: agriculture, forestry and fishing; communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; gender; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; population; prices; and science and technology. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with most tables covering the period up to 2009 or 2010. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications.[more...]

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-fourth issue

Series: S, No. 30
Sales number: E/F.10.XVII.1.H
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The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 54th edition contains data available to the Statistics Division as of 31 December 2010 and presents them in 70 tables on topics such as: agriculture, forestry and fishing; communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; gender; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; population; prices; science and technology; and transport. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with most tables covering the period up to 2008 or 2009. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications.[more...]

Statistical Yearbook, Forty-eighth issue, CD-ROM

Series: S, No. 24/CD
Sales number: E.04.XVII.13
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(or $269.00 for both CD-ROM and print publication) The United Nations Statistical Yearbook CD-ROM presents all the information included in the print version of the forty-eighth issue of the Statistical Yearbook plus all of the series' historical data for over 200 countries and areas of the world. A variety of subjects including population, education, literacy, health, nutrition and childbearing, culture and communication, national accounts, industrial production, finance, labour force, wages and prices, agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, transport, energy, environment, science and technology, intellectual property, international merchandise trade, international tourism, balance of payments, and development assistance are covered. In general, the data presented are those which were available as of mid-December of 2003, and whenever possible, cover the period from 1980 to 2001 or 2002. The Statistical Yearbook CD-ROM provides a user-friendly, browser-based interface to access the data and metadata in a variety of formats, including PDF, HTML, spreadsheet and CSV.

Handbook of Statistical Organization, Third Edition: The Operation and Organization of a Statistical Agency

Series: F, No. 88
Sales number: 03.XVII.7
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This Handbook deals with the fundamentals of national systems of official statistics: general principles, data collection and respondent policies, principles of organization and management, and dissemination guidelines. Key chapters discuss the structure of statistical systems, coordination tools, the chief statistician, users and their needs, developing a progress plan, managing staff, managing information technology, interacting with respondents, getting information to the users, confidentiality and disclosure. The intended audiences for the Handbook are chief statisticians and their colleagues, and those charged with oversight of the official statistics function. The third edition is a complete revision of the 1980 edition.[more...]

Strategies for Measuring Industrial Structure and Growth

Series: F, No. 65
Sales number: 94.XVII.11
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This document introduces a new survey methodology for integrating national data collection for economic statistics, consistent with the relevant international recommendations. It describes the new Fully Integrated Rational Survey Technique (FIRST) methodology, used to build up a total statistical profile, in terms of patterns of economic activity and available information resources. Country practices for information on industrial structure and growth are also reviewed.

National Data Sources and Programmes for Implementing the United Nations Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration

Series: F, No. 37
Sales number: 86.XVII.22
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Improvement of Statistics on the Outflow of Trained Personnel from Developing to Developed Countries--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 30
Sales number: 80.XVII.16
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This publication is the third in a series of reports relating to various aspects of migration statistics. The other two publications are Statistics of Internal Migration: A Technical Report (UN-10) and Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration (UN-11). Additional publications are planned to help implement the recommendations on international migration statistics and further improve statistics on migration. Chapter I examines the problems involved in defining a trained migrant from the statistical point of view. Chapter II summarizes what had already been done within the statistical units of the United Nations system to bring together data on the outflow of trained personnel from developing to developed countries. Chapter III discusses gaps in available statistics and the possibilities of filling them. Chapter IV indicates what kinds of data may be available in countries for examining the outflow of trained personnel.------ Out of print.

Handbook of Statistical Organization--A Study of the Organization of National Statistical Services and Related Management Issues

Series: F, No. 28
Sales number: 79.XVII.17
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The major functions involved in producing statistical information are described in this handbook. The aim is to provide assistance in assessing the requirements for the effective performance of these functions. Also discussed is the most appropriate location of functions and organizational units in circumstances that may vary in different countries.------ Out of print.

Organization of National Statistical Services--A Review of Major Issues

Series: F, No. 21
Sales number: 77.XVII.5
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This publication was subsequently incorporated in Series F, No. 28.------ Out of print.

UN CountryStats app: for iPhones and iPads (version 2.0 will be released August 2014)

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the new UN CountryStats app. Adapted from the print version of the World Statistics Pocketbook, this app for iPhones and iPads is available for download free of charge from the App store. Data on various key economic, social and environmental indicators for 216 countries and areas can be viewed in table format for each individual country, and comparisons of up to three countries at a time can be made, by indicator, and displayed as bar graphs.

World Statistics Pocketbook, 2014 edition

Series: V, No. 38
Sales number: E.14.XVII.4
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The World Statistics Pocketbook, 2014 edition is the thirty-third in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for over 200 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2005 to 2014. For the economic indicators, in general, three years - 2005, 2010 and 2012 - are shown; for the indicators in the social and environmental categories, data for one year are presented. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices.

World Statistics Pocketbook, 2013 edition

Series: V, No. 37
Sales number: E.13.XVII.4
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Price: $20

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The World Statistics Pocketbook, 2013 edition is an annual compilation of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2005 to 2012. For the economic indicators, in general, three years - 2005, 2010 and 2011 - are shown; for the indicators in the social and environmental categories, data for one year are presented.

The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices. The technical notes contain brief descriptions of the concepts and methodologies used in the compilation of the indicators as well as information on the statistical sources for the indicators. Reference to primary sources of the data is provided for readers interested in longer time-series data or more detailed descriptions of the concepts or methodologies.

Note: The present World Statistics Pocketbook, 2013 edition (Series V, No. 37) is an update of the previous edition which was released in 2012 and entitled World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 (Series V, No. 36).[more...]

World Statistics Pocketbook 2011

Series: V, No. 36
Sales number: E.12.XVII.4
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The World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 is the thirty-first in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2000 to 2011. For the economic indicators, in general, three years - 2000, 2005 and 2010 - are shown; for the indicators in the social and environmental categories, data for one year are presented. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices.[more...]

World Statistics Pocketbook 2010, Landlocked Developing Countries

Series: V, No. 35/LLDC
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The present statistics World Statistics Pocketbook for the landlocked developing countries has been prepared by the office of the High Representative for the Least Developing Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, in cooperation with the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, to provide basic statistical indicators and related general information on development trends and circumstances in these countries in the fields of economic, merchandise trade, demography, social development, gender and environment.

The indicators shown are those prepared by the Statistics Division for the global World Statistics Pocketbook 2010 covering all countries and areas of the world.

World Statistics Pocketbook 2010

Series: V, No. 35
Sales number: E.11.XVII.4
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The World Statistics Pocketbook 2010 is the thirtieth in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2000 to 2010. For the economic indicators, in general, three years - 2000, 2005 and 2009 - are shown; for the indicators in the social and environmental categories, data for one year are presented. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices.[more...]

World Statistics Pocketbook, Landlocked Developing Countries

Series: V, No. 31
Sales number: 07.XVII.4
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Price: $12

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The United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook is an authoritative and comprehensive compilation of key statistical indicators in convenient country profile format. The 2007 edition presents available data for 215 countries and areas for 55 indicators, generally for the years 2000 and 2006, in the areas of population, economic activity, agriculture, industry, energy, international trade, transport, communications, gender, education and environment, based on over 20 international statistical sources. The notes on the sources and definitions of the indicators are provided to help users perform further research on the statistics.

World Statistics Pocketbook Least Developed Countries 2003

Series: V, No. 26/LDC
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This special issue of the United Nations annual World Statistics Pocketbook provides a compilation of basic social, economic and development indicators that together comprise a framework for assessing in quantitative terms each country's current development situation. The indicators presented can, at present, serve as benchmarks for assessment, monitoring and further development of statistical capacities in the least developed countries.

World Statistics Pocketbook Landlocked Developing Countries 2003

Series: V, No. 25/LLDC
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This special issue of the United Nations annual World Statistics Pocketbook provides a compilation of basic social, economic and development indicators that together comprise a framework for assessing in quantitative terms each country's current development situation. The indicators presented can, at present, serve as benchmarks for assessment, monitoring and further development of statistical capacities in the landlocked developing countries.


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