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National Household Survey Capability Programme, Development and Design of Survey Questionnaires
 
Series: NHSCP, No.UNFPA/UN/INT-84-014 
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This study on principles of development and design of survey questionnaires is one of a series of publications designed to assist countries in planning and implenting household surveys in the context of the National Household Survey Capability Programme. The United Nations revised Handbook of Household Surveys is the basic document in the series. The Handbook reviews issues in survey content, design and operations and provides technical information and guidance at a relatively general to national staistical organizations charged with carrying out household survey programes.

National Household Survey Capability Programme, Household Income and Expenditure Surveys: A technical Study
 
Series: NHSCP, No.DP/UN/INT-88-X01/6E 
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This study on Household Income and Expenditure Surveys is one of a series of technical studies undertaken by the Statistical Office (now Statistics Division) of the United Nations in pursuance of the National Household Survey Capability Programme (NHSCP) to assist developing countries in the organization of household surveys. The present study deals with methodology of household income and expenditure surveys. It reviews the historical development, international standards, data requirements, concepts and definitions related to household income and expenditure surveys. Discusses the survey methodology, sampling schemes and operations; outlines the suggested content of a survey schedule and a reasonably comprehensive tabulation plan as a basis for selection of requisite tables for preparation and presentation. It is addressed essentially to the developing countries and aimed at helping them in their survey operations.

National Household Survey Capability Programme, How to Weigh and Measure Children: Assessing the Nutritional Status of Young Choldren in Household Surveys
 
Series: NHSCP, No.DP/UN/INT-81-041/6E.pdf 
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This manual explains how to weigh and measure children. The measurements that are presented are standing height, recumbent length, weight and mid-upper arm circumference. Mid-upper arm circumference is not a core measurement for cross-sectional surveys but is included as a supplementary measurement as it is particularly useful for screening purposes.

The manual is a prototype which can be used as a training manual or for supervisors or enumerators as a field manual.

Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work
 
Series: F, No.93 
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04.XVII.7
Languages available:A, C, E, F, S, R
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This publication presents an overview of different approaches in the design of time-use surveys. The publication provides further impetus to the development of time-use statistics and assistance to countries interested in undertaking time-use surveys. It reviews methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics through compilation of country experiences. It is also aimed at facilitating the harmonization of methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics. In addition, the publication is meant to solicit comments and suggestions on the trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use statistics (ICATUS) which will subsequently be revised.

National Practices in Compilation and Dissemination of External Trade Index Numbers: A Technical Report
 
Series: F, No.86 
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E.04.XVII.10
Languages available:E, S, R, A, F, C
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This report describes national practices in the compilation of external trade index numbers for 76 countries and the European Union. The following topics are covered: index number series produced; source of information; index calculation methods; limitations of indices, problems encountered and other methodological observations specific to each country; release dates; revision policy; dissemination; compiling agency and contact information.

Energy Statistics Database
 
Series: J, No.1990-2004 
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The Energy Statistics Database is available as an attachment to an e-mail for the period between 1990 and 2004. In addition to the basic table data showing production, trade, stock changes, bunkers, and consumption, information is included on various other topics. The database is not an interactive product. Only two basic queries are provided with the database, and it is up to the users to build any additional application deemed necessary to extract and use the data according to their specific needs. To accommodate different user's system requirements, the database is offered in text format. The price range of the zipped e-mail attachment is US$500.00 - US$2,500.00 plus materials and shipping.

For further information about this product, please visit the following web address:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/energy/edbase.htm


ECOWAS Poverty Profile
 
Series: , No. 
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The ECOWAS Poverty Profile is one of the outputs of the United Nations Development Account project "Strengthening statistical capacity building in support of the Millennium Development Goals in the region of the Economic Community of West African States", jointly carried out by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the national statistical offices of the ECOWAS member countries.
    In recent years there has been a growing demand for, and use of, poverty statistics in the ECOWAS region, as well as an increase in national capacity for using such data for country assessments and poverty reduction strategies. However, the scarcity of comparable statistics on poverty in the region has remained a critical area of concern in the ECOWAS Commission's efforts to harmonize statistics in the region. The capacity of NSOs to collect data on poverty on a regular basis varies from country to country, as do the methods of data collection and poverty measurement. This report, the first of its kind in the ECOWAS region, is an important step towards building harmonized poverty statistics in the region. The various country practices in data collection and poverty measurement provide a comparative frame within which individual countries can assess their own methodologies. Moreover, understanding how each of the countries in the region defines and measures poverty is a first step toward realizing the goal of more harmonised statistics in the region.
   This report is envisaged as a tool for sharing information on practices in poverty measurement in the ECOWAS region and as a reference guide for national statisticians, researchers, and policymakers. Beyond the inventory of country practices in data collection and poverty measurement, the report presents poverty profiles for each individual country, highlighting the main trends and patterns observed in the region. The ECOWAS Poverty Profile will be further enriched by the countries in the region as they overcome the challenge of regularly collecting, analysing, and disseminating comparable and quality data on poverty and poverty-related factors.

United Nations Statistical Commission: Sixty Years of Leadership and Professionalism in Building the Global Statistical System 1947 - 2007 (Includes Booklet and Chart)
 
Series: , No. 
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07.XVII.6
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Having met for the first time in 1947, the Statistical Commission was formally established as a functional body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and given full responsibility for setting up its international work programme, to be implemented by the Statistics Division as its Secretariat. This publication highlights the many achievements of the Statistical Commission in the last 60 years.

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Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)
 
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Comtrade provides commodity trade data for all available countries and areas since 1962. Currently, it contains almost 700 millions records.

Demographic Yearbook 2012
 
Series: R, No.42 
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14.XIII.1 H
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Demographic Yearbook 2012 is the the sixty-third in a series published since 1948. Through the cooperation with the National Statistical Offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in the Yearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world up to the reference year 2012. This edition of the Yearbook contains chapters on the population size and distribution, the population of capital cities, fertility, foetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality, general mortality, nuptiality and divorce.

Demographic Yearbook 2008
 
Series: R, No.39 
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E/F.11.XIII.1
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Demographic Yearbook 2008, the sixtieth in a series since 1948, is now available in print. Through the cooperation with the National Statistical Offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in the Yearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world. This edition of the Yearbook contains chapters on the population size and distribution, the population of capital cities, fertility, foetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality, general mortality, nuptiality and divorce. Live births and crude birth rates as well as deaths and crude death rates are displayed for the latest five years, together with the age-specific fertility and mortality rates for the latest available year. This edition of Demographic Yearbook features two non-recurrent tables on general mortality, cause specific deaths and death rates, and probabilities of dying as of the latest official life tables reported for each country.

Demographic Yearbook CD-ROM: Historical Supplement 1948-1997
 
Series: R, No.28/HS-CD 
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99.XIII.12
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This first electronic version of the Demographic Yearbook special tables offers a comprehensive collection of international demographic statistics covering fifty years of data for 229 countries/areas from 1948-1997. DYB-CD uses a Web-browser to provide easy access to the table of contents, data tables and documentation. DYB-CD is a unique and invaluable resource for analysts, researchers, statisticians and demographers, students, librarians and information specialists. No prior computer background or experience is needed.

Demographic Yearbook 2006 - Online
 
Series: R, No. 
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The online edition of the Demographic Yearbook 2006 provides statistics on population size and composition, fertility, mortality, infant and foetal mortality, marriages and divorces, the primary source of which are national population and housing censuses, population-related statistics from national administrative recording systems and population and household surveys reported by national statistical authorities.
This issue also presents for the first time data on deaths and death rates by cause of death by sex. In addition, this edition displays data on marriages cross-tabulated by age of groom and age of bride-data not published in the Demographic Yearbook since 1990.

2010 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles
 
Series: W, No.19 
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13.XVII.11
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The 2010 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles contains energy balances for about 115 developing countries, showing production, trade, conversion and consumption in energy units for all energy products; and electricity profiles for about 190 countries, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input for selected developing and developed countries.

2009 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles
 
Series: W, No.18 
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B.12.XVII.9
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The 2009 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is a source of overall consumption statistics of energy commodities in all sectors and provides detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for selected countries.

This publication contains energy balances for about 115 developing countries, showing production, trade, conversion and consumption in energy units for all energy products; and electricity profiles for about 190 countries, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input for selected developing and developed countries.

The 2009 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is bi-lingual (English and French) and is available in printed and electronic (PDF format) versions.

2008 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles
 
Series: W, No.17 
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B.11.XVII.7
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The 2008 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is a source of overall consumption statistics of energy commodities in all sectors and provides detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for selected countries.

This publication contains energy balances for about 115 developing countries, showing energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for each fuel used in the country; and electricity profiles for about 190 countries, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input for selected developing and developed countries. This publication is a source of production and consumption statistics of energy commodities in all sectors and of detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency.

The 2008 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is bi-lingual (English and French) and is available in printed and electronic (PDF format) versions.

2010 Energy Statistics Yearbook
 
Series: J, No.54 
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B.13.XVII.12 H
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The 2010 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the fifty-fourth issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 224 countries and areas for the period 2007 to 2010 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels and electricity. In addition, per capita consumption series are also provided for all energy products. Graphs are included to illustrate historic trends and/or changes in composition of production and/or consumption of major energy products. Special tables of interest include: international trade tables for coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries – providing information on direction of trade; selected series of statistics on renewables and wastes; refinery distillation capacity; and a table on selected energy resources.

2009 Energy Statistics Yearbook
 
Series: J, No.53 
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12.XVII.10
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The 2009 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the fifty-third issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 224 countries and areas for the period 2006 to 2009 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels and electricity. In addition, per capita consumption series are also provided for all energy products. Graphs are included to illustrate historic trends and/or changes in composition of production and/or consumption of major energy products. Special tables of interest include international trade tables for coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries - providing information on direction of trade, selected series of statistics on renewables and wastes, refinery distillation capacity and a table on selected energy resources.

2008 Energy Statistics Yearbook
 
Series: J, No.52 
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11.XVII.8
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The 2008 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the fifty-second issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 224 countries and areas for the period 2005 to 2008 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels and electricity. In addition, per capita consumption series are also provided for all energy products. Graphs are included to illustrate historic trends and/or changes in composition of production and/or consumption of major energy products. Special tables of interest include international trade tables for coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries - providing information on direction of trade, selected series of statistics on renewables and wastes, refinery distillation capacity and a table on selected energy resources.

Good Practices Database
 
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View this valuable source of information in good practices in official statistics

International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics 2008
 
Series: M, No.89 
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08.XVII.26
Languages available:A,C,E,F,R,S
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The International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics 2008 (IRDTS 2008) provides the comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of distributive trade statistics in all countries, irrespective of level of development of their statistical systems. The recommendations refer to the concepts, definitions, classifications, data sources, data compilation methods, approaches to data quality assessment, metadata and dissemination policies applicable in distributive trade statistics. Some specific topics identified as requiring additional guidance such as the treatment of informal sector units, compilation of indices of distributive trade, seasonal adjustment, etc. are also covered.

IRDTS 2008 is consistent with recommendation issued in other fields of economic statistics such as industrial statistics, construction statistics and other related domains of structural and short-term statistics, compilations of index numbers and performance indicators and moreover, has been harmonized with the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA).

The primary audience of this publication is the staff of national statistical offices involved in compilation of these statistics. IRDTS 2008 may also be of relevance to data users interested in better understanding the nature of distributive trade data.

2010 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II
 
Series: P, No.50 
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13.XVII.14 H
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Volume: I and II

The Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data are provided for the ten-year period of 2001-2010 for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their importance in world production and trade.
The Yearbook provides data on the quantities and values of industrial production for the major industrial commodities. The Yearbook is therefore organized in two volumes: Volume I: Physical Quantity Data and Volume II: Monetary Value Data.
The publication contains three annexes to assist the user: an index of commodities in alphabetical order; a table of correspondence among the CPC-based commodity codes and the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), Revs. 4 and 3.1, the Harmonized System (HS) 2007 and 2002 and Prodcom 2008 and 2002; and information on all the classifications used in this publication.

2008 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II
 
Series: P, No.48 
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B.11.XVII.10
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Volume: I and II

The Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data are provided for a ten-year period and for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their importance in world production and trade.

This edition of the Yearbook is the fourth to provide data on the value of industrial production, in addition to quantities of industrial production that have been the scope of previous editions of the Yearbook. The Yearbook is therefore organized in two volumes: Volume I: Physical Quantity Data and Volume II: Monetary Value Data.

The publication contains three annexes to assist the user: an index of commodities in alphabetical order; a table of correspondence among the CPC-based commodity codes and the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Rev.3.1 and Rev.4, the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 2002 and 2007, and the Commodity Classification of the European Community (Prodcom) 2002 and 2008; and a note on the Prodcom codes that are referenced in footnotes used in this publication.

2007 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II
 
Series: P, No.47 
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B.10.XVII.12
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Volume: I and II

The 2007 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook is the forty-first in a series of annual compilations of statistics on world industry designed to meet both the general demand for information of this kind and the special requirements of the United Nations and related international bodies.

The Yearbook provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data are provided for a ten-year period and for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their importance in world production and trade.

This edition of the Yearbook is the third to provide data on the value of industrial production, in addition to quantities of industrial production that have been the scope of previous editions of the Yearbook. The Yearbook is therefore organized in two volumes: Volume I: Physical Quantity Data and Volume II: Monetary Value Data.

Annexes to the publication provide information to assist the user, including an index of commodities in alphabetical order, as well as a table of correspondence among the CPC-based commodity codes and the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), Rev.3.1, the Harmonized System (HS) 2002 and Prodcom 2002.

Industrial Statistics Database Volume 1. General Industrial Statistics
 
Series: P, No.1953-1990 
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Languages available:E only

The complete dataset of comma-separated files, is available on CD-ROM platform. It represents a historical series of General Industrial Statistics, comprising data on number of factories, number of employees, wages and production in terms of value, covering 1953 to 1990. To order, please contact, via e-mail: industry@un.org.

Industrial Statistics Database Volume 2. Industrial Commodity Statistics Database
 
Series: P, No.1950-1999 
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The complete dataset, in Access format, represents annual statistics on production of major industrial commodities (over 530 items), in physical quantities, by country, and cover 1950 to 2000. It also contains a table of correspondence for the commodities, in several classifications. Customized subsets are also available upon request. For more information or to order, please contact, via e-mail: industry@un.org

2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I: Trade by Country
 
Series: G, No.61 
Sales number:
14.XVII.2 H
Languages available:E
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Volume: I

The 2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I - Trade by Country provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2012 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to the year 2012. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2012 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2012. Volume II (Trade by Commodity) will be compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in December 2013) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. All tables of Volumes I and II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript.
Beginning with the 2008 edition, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual countries (Volume I) as well as trade in a particular commodity (Volume II). The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text. For more detailed data, users are requested to go directly to UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/) which is the source of the information presented in the yearbook and which is continuously updated.

2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. II: Trade by Commodity
 
Series: G, No.61 
Sales number:
14.XVII.3 H
Languages available:E
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Volume: II

The 2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II - Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices up to the year 2012. The information contained in Volume II is based on data provided by approximately 140 countries (areas), representing more than 90% of world trade of 2012. Volume II has been compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in November 2013) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. Volume I - Trade by Country has been compiled (and made available) early in 2013 (in May 2013) to allow for an advanced release of an overview of international merchandise trade in 2012 and for a much earlier publication of the available 2012 country (area) data. All tables of Volume II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript. Volume II contains updated versions of the two world trade tables A and D published in Volume I.
Beginning with the 2008 edition, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual countries (Volume I) as well as trade in a particular commodity (Volume II). For more detailed data, users are requested to go directly to UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/) which is the source of the information presented in the yearbook and which is continuously updated.

2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I: Trade by Country
 
Series: G, No.60 
Sales number:
13.XVII.2 H
Languages available:E
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Volume: I

The 2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I - Trade by Country provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2011 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to the year 2011. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2011 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2011. Volume II (Trade by Commodity) will be compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in December 2012) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. All tables of Volumes I and II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript.

Beginning with the 2008 edition, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual countries (Volume I) as well as trade in a particular commodity (Volume II). The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text. For more detailed data, users are requested to go directly to UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/) which is the source of the information presented in the yearbook and which is continuously updated.

2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. II: Trade by Commodity
 
Series: G, No.60 
Sales number:
13.XVII.3 H
Languages available:E
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Volume: II

The 2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II - Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices up to the year 2011. The information contained in Volume II is based on data provided by approximately 140 countries (areas), representing more than 90% of world trade of 2011. Volume II has been compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in November 2012) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. Volume I - Trade by Country has been compiled (and made available) early in 2011 (in May 2012) to allow for an advanced release of an overview of international merchandise trade in 2011 and for a much earlier publication of the available 2011 country (area) data. All tables of Volume II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript. Volume II contains updated versions of the two world trade tables A and D published in Volume I.

Beginning with the 2008 edition, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual countries (Volume I) as well as trade in a particular commodity (Volume II). For more detailed data, users are requested to go directly to UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/) which is the source of the information presented in the yearbook and which is continuously updated.

Millennium Indicators Database
 
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48 indicators, to measure progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Declaration development goals.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No.495 (March 2014) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: March 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 tables: Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex; Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices, and value; Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies; External trade conversion factors; Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value; and Selected series of world statistics.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No.494 (February 2014) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: February 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 the quarterly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No.493 (January 2014) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: January 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 the quarterly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 492 (December 2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: December 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 491 (November 2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: November 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 490 (October 2013) 
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Languages available:E/F
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Volume: October 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 489 (September2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: September 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 488 (August 2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: August 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 486 (June 2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: June 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and bimonthly tables: Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials; Earnings in non-agricultural activities, by sex; Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value indices, volume indices and 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 485 (May 2013) 
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Serial
Languages available:E/F
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Volume: May 2013

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 the quarterly and bimonthly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 483 (March 2013) 
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Languages available:E/F
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Volume: March 2013

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 the quarterly and bimonthly tables: 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.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 482 (February 2013) 
Sales number:
Serial
Languages available:E/F
Revision:

Volume: February 2013

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 the quarterly table: Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
 
Series: Q, No. 481 (January 2013) 
Sales number:
Serial
Languages available:E/F
Revision:

Volume: January 2013

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 the quarterly table: Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars.

National Accounts Statistics, Part 2, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Tables (electronic files)
 
Series: not used, No.unnumbered 
Sales number:
Contact Statistics Division
Languages available:E only

The database contains annual time series for more than 200 countries worldwide, for the period 1970 to 2000, in the following tables: GDP at current prices in national currency; GDP at constant prices in national currency; GDP at current prices in U.S. dollars; GDP at constant prices in U.S. dollars; per-capita GDP in U.S. dollars; GDP implicit price deflator; annual growth rates of real GDP. The tables are presented by world, geographical region and by grouping based on economic categories i.e., developed, developing and transition economies. The regional classification showing country-by-country information comprised by Africa (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa and Western Africa); Americas (Caribbean, Central America, South America and North America); Asia (Eastern Asia, South-central Asia, South-eastern Asia and Western Asia); Europe (Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe and Western Europe) and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia) on a country basis. Price for one table $100. Each additional $75. All seven tables $600. Diskette, shipping and handling charge is $6.00. The prices quoted are for data purchases for internal/research usage only. If data are intended for re-dissemination to third party, the cost is five times the basic price. For government agencies international agencies a discount of 40% applies and for non-profit institutions, universities and students a discount of 20% applies.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2012
 
Series: X, No.51 
Sales number:
14.XVII.6 H
Languages available:E
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The National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2012 is the forty-second issue of this publication which comprises in the form of analytical tables a summary of the principal national accounting aggregates based on official national accounts data for more than 200 countries and areas, covering 1970-2012. It also contains a section on the estimation methods used for compiling data. It is prepared by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in cooperation with national statistical offices. Tables include analysis of data on gross domestic product (GDP) by different structural components. They are classified into: 1) analysis of the level of total and per capita GDP; 2) analysis of the percentage shares of GDP by type of expenditure and gross value added by kind of economic activity; 3) analysis of economic development expressed in terms of real growth of GDP and its components by type of expenditure and gross value added by kind of economic activity, and 4) analysis of price development reflected by implicit price deflators of GDP.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2012, Part I, Part II, Part III, IV and Part V
 
Series: X, No.50 
Sales number:
14.XVII.5 H
Languages available:E
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The publication contains detailed official national accounts data for over 200 countries or areas of the World for the years 2001 to 2012. It is a valuable source of information on the state and structure of economies worldwide. The data for each country or area are presented in separate chapters with uniform table headings and classifications as recommended in the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA). Each country chapter also contains a write-up on the methodology and data sources which are used to compile the national accounts. A summary of the SNA conceptual framework, classifications, definitions, is also included in the publication.
The publication contains statistics on gross domestic product by expenditure at current and constant prices and the relations among product, income, saving and net lending; value added by kind of activity at current and constant prices, and output, gross value added and fixed assets by industry; classification of consumption expenditure of general government, households, and non-profit institutions serving households according to purpose; production account through the financial account for the institutional sectors; and cross classification of gross value added by industry and institutional sector.
The time-series data can also be downloaded from http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx?d=SNA.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2010
 
Series: X, No.47 
Sales number:
E.12.XVII.6
Languages available:E
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The National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2010 is the forty-first issue of this publication which comprises in the form of analytical tables a summary of the principal national accounting aggregates based on official national accounts data for more than 200 countries and areas, covering 1970-2010. It also contains a section on the estimation methods used for compiling data. It is prepared by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in cooperation with national statistical offices. Tables include analysis of data on gross domestic product (GDP) by different structural components. They are classified into: 1) analysis of the level of total and per capita GDP; 2) analysis of the percentage shares of GDP by type of expenditure and gross value added by kind of economic activity; 3) analysis of economic development expressed in term of real growth of GDP and its components by type of expenditure and gross value added by kind of economic activity, and 4) analysis of price development reflected by implicit price deflators of GDP.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2010, Part I, Part II, Part III, IV and Part V
 
Series: X, No.46 
Sales number:
E.12.XVII.5 H
Languages available:E
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The publication contains detailed official national accounts estimates for 198 countries or areas of the World for the years 1999 to 2010. It is a valuable source of information on the state and structure of economies worldwide. The estimates for each country or area are presented in separate chapters with uniform table headings and classifications as recommended in the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA). Each country chapter also contains a write-up on the methodology and data sources which are used to compile the estimates. A summary of the SNA conceptual framework, classifications, definitions, is also included in the publication.

The publication contains statistics on gross domestic product by expenditure at current and constant prices and the relations among product, income, saving and net lending; value added by kind of activity at current and constant prices, and output, gross value added and fixed assets by industry; classification of consumption expenditure of general government, households, and non-profit institutions serving households according to purpose; production account through the financial account for the institutional sectors; and cross classification of gross value added by industry and institutional sector.
The time-series data can also be downloaded from http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx?d=SNA.

National Accounts Statistics, Part 1, Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 1970-1997 (electronic files)
 
Series: not used, No.1970-1997 
Sales number:
Special order
Languages available:E only
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This database contains detailed time series of national accounts statistics according to the 1968 United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA68), comparable to the data published in the annual publication of National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables. The data are provided as ACCESS or ASCII files on CD-ROM. Documentation is provided for decoding the records. Coverage is not homogeneous among countries and tables but generally improves over time. Pricing for subsets of the database and years earlier than 1970 can be provided on request. More recent data up to 2001 is available by special request and extraction from the new SNA database based on the 1993 SNA questionnaire. It contains data compiled according to the 1993 SNA or 1968 SNA methodology (in case of the still large but decreasing number of countries which use 1968 SNA). For the main aggregates, the new 1993 SNA database contains recalculated data starting as early as 1950, which have been compiled through conversion of data from the historical database. The price for any such data is calculated based on the number of records. The minimum charge is $50. For further information, please contact E-mail:
sna@un.org; Subject: National Accounts Official Data , Fax: 212-963-1374; Mail: United Nations Statistics Division, Room DC2-1510, 2 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Shipping and handling charge for a CD is $6. The prices quoted are for data purchases for internal/research usage only. If data are intended for re-dissemination to third parties, the cost is five times the price quoted. For government agencies and international agencies a discount of 40% applies and for non-profit institutions, universities and students a discount of 20% applies.

Population and Vital Statistics Report
 
Series: A, No.259 
Sales number:
EPV651SUBSC
Languages available:E only
Revision:

Volume: LXV

The United Nations Statistics Division issued the Population and Vital Statistics report in hard copy. This report, in this format, is published once a year, while the electronic version is updated every two weeks at the UNSD website. The report presents data on total, female and male population counts from the most recent population census, population estimates and number and rates of vital events - births, deaths and infant deaths - for all the countries of the world. These data are presented as reported by national statistical authorities to the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.

Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants
 
Series: , No. 
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Population of city proper urban agglomeration

The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
 
Series: K, No.19 
Sales number:
10.XVII.11
Languages available:E, A, C, F, R, S,
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The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. It was prepared to coincide with and in observance of the first-ever World Statistics Day, 20.10.2010. The report is the fifth in the series which has been published every five years, as called for in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. As in the past editions, the presentation is made in a format and language that non-specialists can readily understand.
The World's Women 2010 reveals that progress towards the goal of gender equality has been made in the last two decades in a number of areas, although uneven and, for the most part, quite modest. In some areas it is clear that there is a long way to go before gender equality is achieved. These are elaborated in the following eight chapters of the report, each representing a broad area of concern: population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. A wide selection of the statistics and indicators at the country level are presented in the Statistical Annex of the report.
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Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), version 4 on CD-ROM
 
Series: K, No.15 
Sales number:
00.XVII.4
Languages available:E
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Wistat on CD-ROM is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of currently available statistics and indicators on gender, population and development for 206 countries or areas, covering mainly the period 1970 to 1997.

Social Indicators (Internet only)
 
Series: K, No.13 
Sales number:

Languages available:E
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(Internet only)

International Recommendations for Water Statistics
 
Series: M, No.91 
Sales number:
10.XVII.15
Languages available:ACEFRS
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Volume:

The International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS) was developed to assist countries establish and strengthen information systems for water, which in turn support the design and evaluation of better water policies. In particular, these recommendations: (a) support the collection, compilation and dissemination of internationally comparable water statistics in countries; (b) support the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water); and (c) provide the necessary information for deriving coherent and consistent indicators, enabling comparisons over time and between countries from an agreed list of data items.

The IRWS consolidates the experiences and practices of countries and international organizations in the field of water statistics, and was developed in close collaboration and consultations with many countries and international experts. Following this process, the IRWS was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) at its forty-first session in February 2010.

The UNSC is a functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations that brings together the Chief statisticians from the Member States. As such it is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities, especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level.

Manual for the national standardization of geographical names
 
Series: M, No.88 
Sales number:
06.XVII.7
Languages available:E, F,C,A,S,R
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Volume:

The manual provides basic information for establishing a national geographical names programme and gives readers further details in selected aspects of the basic trends of geographical names standardization. It is designed primarily to assist countries that do not have an appropriate authority and a specific set of standards for the consistent rendering of their geographical names.

Technical reference manual for the standardization of geographical names
 
Series: M, No.87 
Sales number:
07.XVII.5
Languages available:E
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Volume:

This manual of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names addresses technical issues regarding national standardization of geographical names and their use in geo-referenced digital databases. It includes detailed information on romanization systems, toponymic data coding, and country names. The first section provides details of romanization systems - for 28 languages/scripts recommended by the United Nations and 17 under discussion. The second section refers to toponymic data transfer standards and formats, providing tables of Roman characters used in different languages, and a draft toponymic data exchange standard. The third section tabulates country names (short and formal names) in the language(s) and writing systems used in an official capacity within each country. The manual is an up-to-date technical reference for those working with digital data and ISO standards, and forms a partner volume to the "Manual for the National Standardization of Geographical Names" published in 2006.

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International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008
 
Series: M, No.83/Rev.1 
Sales number:
08.XVII.28
Languages available:C, E, R, S
Revision: 1

Volume:

International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 was prepared in accordance with the decision of the United Nations Statistical Commission at its thirty-fifth session held from 2 to 5 March 2004 and revises the manual "Recommendations on Tourism Statistics", adopted by the Commission in 1993.
The manual "International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008" provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of tourism statistics in all countries irrespective of the level of development of their statistical systems. Its primary audience is the staff of national statistical offices and national tourism administrations involved in the compilation of tourism statistics. The publication also contains a wealth of information that might be of interest to data users who would like to understand better the nature of tourism data. In addition, general guidance is provided with respect to data sources and data compilation methods, which will be complemented by a forthcoming compilation guide to be released in 2010.

Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 1.1
 
Series: M, No.77/Ver.1.1 
Sales number:
E.03.XVII.3
Languages available:E, C, F, R, A
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The Central Product Classification (CPC) constitutes a complete product classification covering goods and services. It serves as an international standard for assembling and tabulating all kinds of data requiring product detail, including industrial production, national accounts, service industries, domestic and foreign commodity trade, international trade in services, balance of payments, consumption and price statistics. Statistics based on CPC Version 1.1 are useful in studying transactions in goods and services in detail and as a basis for developing lists of goods and services for specific purposes, such as price statistics surveys. It has broad acceptance as an international standard and facilitates the maintenance of constant categories of products.

Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses
 
Series: M, No.67/Rev. 2 
Sales number:
07.XVII.8
Languages available:A, C, E, F, R, S
Revision: Rev. 2

Volume:

Since its early years, the United Nations has been issuing a series of international recommendations on population and housing censuses under the title "Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses". These publications are widely used by national statistical offices and census officials in countries throughout the world in planning and organizing their censuses and other related data collection activities, particularly demographic and socio-economic surveys. The recommendations provide guidance on the main characteristics of population and housing censuses and also include general material on census operations and methods, more detailed guidance on the content of censuses, and illustrative tabulations. The current series has been revised to assist countries in preparing for the 2010 round of censuses by taking into account changes in technology, the need for better data dissemination, changes in socio-economic conditions of countries and user needs.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, 2010
 
Series: M, No.52/Rev.3 
Sales number:
E.10.XVII.13
Languages available:E, A, C, F, R, S
Revision: 3

Volume:

The International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS 2010) provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of international merchandise trade statistics in all countries, irrespective of the level of development of their statistical system.

The conceptual framework of IMTS 2010 reflects both the multipurpose nature of these statistics and concern for availability of the adequate data sources and data compilation procedures. IMTS 2010 follows an integrated approach to economic statistics including the use, as applicable, of common concepts, definitions, classifications and data compilation strategies.

It is intended primarily for the producers of international trade statistics; particularly the staff of national statistical offices and/or customs involved in the collection and compilation of merchandise trade statistics, but may be also useful to researchers and other users interested in better understanding the nature of trade statistics.

International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC),
Revision 4

 
Series: M, No.04/Rev.4 
Sales number:
08.XVII.25
Languages available:A, C, E, F, R, S
Revision: Rev.4

Volume:

The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of activity categories that can be utilized for the collection and reporting of statistics according to such activities. Since the adoption of the original version of ISIC in 1948, ISIC has provided guidance to countries in developing national activity classifications and has become an important tool for comparing statistical data on economic activities at the international level. Wide use has been made of ISIC, both nationally and internationally, in classifying data according to kind of economic activity in the fields of economic and social statistics, such as for statistics on national accounts, demography of enterprises, employment and others.

This fourth revision of ISIC (ISIC, Rev.4) is the outcome of a review process that spanned several years and involved contributions from many classifications experts and users around the world. This process resulted in an ISIC structure that is more detailed than the previous version, responding to the need to identify many new industries separately. The relevance of the Classification has been enhanced with the introduction of new high-level categories to better reflect current economic phenomena.

Statistical Yearbook 2011, Fifty-sixth issue
 
Series: S, No.32 
Sales number:
13.XVII.1 H
Languages available:E/F
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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.

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-fifth issue
 
Series: S, No.31 
Sales number:
B.12.XVII.1.H
Languages available:E/F
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Volume:

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.

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-fourth issue
 
Series: S, No.30 
Sales number:
E/F.10.XVII.1.H
Languages available:E/F
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Volume:

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.

Statistical Yearbook, Forty-eighth issue, CD-ROM
 
Series: S, No.24/CD 
Sales number:
E.04.XVII.13
Languages available:E
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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.

International Comparison Programme
 
Series: F, No.unnumbered 
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Languages available:E
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For Phase IV, the database consists of five Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet files on diskette. It contains the basic input, including 151 basic heading expenditures, purchasing power parities per US dollar and real values for the 60 participating countries in the benchmark-year comparison of 1980. The Phase V database contains the global results of the ICP comparison for the benchmark-year of 1985. Data are shown for the 56 participating countries at the 53-category level, which correspond to the information published in section IV of the Phase V report World Comparisons of Real Gross Domestic Product and Purchasing Power, 1985. (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.94.XVII.7).

Designing Household Survey Samples: Practical Guidelines
 
Series: F, No.98 
Sales number:
06.XVII.13
Languages available:A,C, E, F, R, S
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The publication provides practical guidelines to survey sample design, data processing and analysis of large-scale household surveys. It underscores the importance of developing a good implementation strategy for surveys in order to generate accurate survey results by minimizing sampling and non-sampling errors. The publication covers in detail sampling strategies, sampling frames and master samples, the construction and use of sample weights, and the estimation of sampling errors for survey data. The publication covers in detail sampling strategies, sampling frames and master samples, the construction and use of sample weights, and the estimation of sampling errors for survey data. It also gives practical guidelines on the planning and execution of surveys, the documentation and evaluation of sample designs, non-sampling errors, and data processing.

Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries
 
Series: F, No.96 
Sales number:
05.XVII.6
Languages available:A, C, E, F, R, S
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The handbook on Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries presents the "state of the art" on several important aspects of conducting household surveys in developing and transition countries, including sample design, survey implementation, non-sampling errors, survey costs, and analysis of survey data. The main objective of this handbook is to assist national survey statisticians to design household surveys in an efficient and reliable manner, and to allow users to make greater use of survey generated data. The publication's 25 chapters have been authored by leading experts in survey research methodology around the world.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Supplement to the Compilers Manual
 
Series: F, No.87/Add.1 
Sales number:
08.XVII.9
Languages available:A, C, E, F, R, S
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Volume:

The Supplement covers a number of topics deemed to be beneficial to trade data compilers, including an overview of compiling practices, the revised International convention on the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (revised Kyoto Convention), the 2007 edition of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, specific compilation issues such as goods for processing and re-exports, an overview of the differences between IMTS and general merchandise in balance of payments statistics, the lessons learned from the Intrastat system of the European Union, and the topic of linking trade and business statistics.

Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing, Revision 1
 
Series: F, No.82/Rev.1 
Sales number:
09.XVII.11
Languages available:A, E, C, F, R, S
Revision: 1

Volume:

The Handbook provides guidance on the measurement of economic characteristics in population censuses, based on relevant experiences of countries, with a particular focus on the questions used and the requirements for processing of responses. The Handbook is intended to provide census planners with a variety of approaches to assess the questions and methods of collecting economic characteristics used in their national census, as they evaluate the performance in the past decade and plan for the 2010 round of censuses (2005-2014). Users of census results may also find the present text useful when evaluating the quality of census results.

Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008
 
Series: F, No.80/Rev.1 
Sales number:
08.XVII.27
Languages available:E, A, C, F, R, S
Revision: 1

Volume:

The recommendations included in Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA: RMF 2008) represent an update of a common conceptual framework for the design of the tourism satellite account that had been initially set up in 2000 by an Inter-secretariat Working Group convened by the United Nations Statistics Division, with the participation of the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The purpose of a Tourism Satellite Account is to analyze in detail all the aspects of demand for goods and services associated with the activity of visitors; to observe the operational interface with the supply of such goods and services within the economy; and to describe how this supply interacts with other economic activities. TSA: RMF 2008 provides an updated framework for constructing a Tourism Satellite Account. It permits greater internal consistency of tourism statistics with the rest of the statistical system of a country, as well as increased international comparability of these data.

Household Accounting Experience in Concepts and Compilation Vol. 1 Household Sector Accounts, Vol. 2 Household Satellite Extension
 
Series: F, No.75 
Sales number:
00.XVII.16
Languages available:E, A, C, F, +R, +S
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Volume:

This Handbook focuses on household sector accounts and possible satellite extensions as described in the 1993 SNA. It compiles contributions of various authors specialized in this field, reflecting a number of country experiences. Its objective is to assist countries in developing their own data sources, household sector accounts, rather than treating this sector as a residual. Volume 1 contains a description of the household sector and its complex relationship to the informal sector, and presents country and case studies and describes the links to other sectors. Volume 2 is devoted to the various types of satellite accounting, including human resources accounting and systems of economic and social accounting matrices. The final chapter focusses more generally on the measurement concerning social issues.

Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods
 
Series: F, No.7 
Sales number:
1955.XVII.1
Languages available:E, F, S
Revision:

Volume:

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System of National Accounts, 2008
 
Series: F, No.2/Rev. 5 
Sales number:
08.XVII.29
Languages available:A, C, E, F, R, S
Revision: Rev.5

Volume:

This flagship publication, System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA) is the comprehensive statistical framework for economic statistics that provides a consistent and flexible set of macroeconomic accounts for policymaking, analysis and research. It has been produced and is released under the auspices of the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

It represents an update, mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2003, of the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA), which was produced under the joint responsibility of the same five organizations. Like earlier editions, the 2008 SNA reflects the evolving needs of its users, new developments in the economic environment and advances in methodological research. The 2008 SNA is the international statistical standards for national accounting and provide the methodological basis for improving the international comparability of national accounts data.

When adopting the 2008 SNA as the updated new standard of national accounting, the United Nations Statistical Commission encouraged all countries to compile and report their national accounts on the basis of the 2008 SNA as soon as possible. For this purpose, it is scheduled that the 2008 SNA will be made available in the other official languages of the United Nations by 2011.

System of National Accounts 1993, CD-ROM
 
Series: F, No.2, Rev. 4 
Sales number:
96.XVII.3
Languages available:E only
Revision: Rev.4

Volume:

SNA-CD is a complete electronic version of the System of National Accounts 1993 book publication with a wealth of new electronic functions. These include an easy-to-browse, user-friendly interface, collapsible multi-level table of contents, back of the book index with embeded jumps to referenced paragraphs, pop-up definitions, full-text searches and spreadsheets. It works under a Windows environment and can be installed on a LAN.

Methodology and Evaluation of Population Registers and Similar Systems
 
Series: F, No.15 
Sales number:
69.XVII.15
Languages available:*E, *F, *R, *S
Revision:

Volume:

This technical study is a comparative review of information available on continuous population registers and similar systems operating in different countries of the world as of the end of 1967. It is designed to provide some indication of the possibilities of utilizing such registers for obtaining statistical information on individuals, households, families and other units of analysis for potential use in demographic, biologic, medical, sociological and genetic studies.----- Out of print.

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework
 
Series: F, No.109 
Sales number:
12.XVII.12
Languages available:A,C, E, F, R, S
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The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework (2012 SEEA) is a statistical framework that provides a comprehensive, consistent, comparable and flexible set of environmental-economic accounts for policy making, analysis and research purposes.

Agenda 21 adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil called for the establishment of a "program to develop national systems of integrated environmental and economic accounting in all countries". More recently, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held also in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 reconfirmed that "integrated social, economic, and environmental data and information …. is important to decision-making processes."

In response to the continued need for environmental and environmental-economic information, in 2005 the United Nations Statistical Commission established the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), an intergovernmental body composed of representatives from national statistical offices and international agencies, with the mandate to revise the SEEA.

Guidelines on Integrated Economic Statistics
 
Series: F, No.108 
Sales number:
12.XVII.7
Languages available:A,C, E, F, R, S
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The motivating source of developing guidance for the operational use of an integrated approach to economic statistics in national statistical programmes has been the benefits of integrated economic statistics for nationally and internationally coordinated economic policy. The methodological and practical guidelines in this publication respond to the recognized need for an integrated approach to increase the coherence and consistency of basic economic statistics for enhancing the quality and analytical value of both basic economic statistics and macroeconomic statistics.

The Guidelines build upon international standards manuals by describing principles and detailed practices for further increasing the consistency and coherence of economic data within countries, over time, and across countries. The role of the System of National Accounts as the integrating framework in economic statistics is emphasized and the full set of relevant conceptual, statistical production and institutional issues are addressed. The various statistical production components of integrated economic statistics are discussed ranging from the use of consistent definitions, classifications, questionnaires, sample frames, data sources and the use of consistent concepts and balancing techniques in national accounts to data dissemination. Issues that play an integral role in the institutional setting for integration, such as strategic planning, legislative framework, governance, human resources, process management, are also highlighted. The applicable practices vary across countries, therefore, practical advice for the reconciliation of economic statistics is covered for the entire spectrum of statistical agencies, from countries with centralized statistical systems that are able to control the entire production process to those with decentralized systems that must harmonize a wide array of data collected by different agencies.

The publication presents general methodological guidance for integration strategies and serves as a compendium of case studies and current existing practical examples covering a broad range of practical aspects and country experiences of the integration of economic statistics.

Measuring the Economically Active in Population Censuses: A Handbook
 
Series: F, No.102 
Sales number:
09.XVII.7
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The Handbook provides guidance on the measurement of economic characteristics in population censuses, based on relevant experiences of countries, with a particular focus on the questions used and the requirements for processing of responses. The Handbook is intended to provide census planners with a variety of approaches to assess the questions and methods of collecting economic characteristics used in their national census, as they evaluate the performance in the past decade and plan for the 2010 round of censuses (2005-2014). Users of census results may also find the present text useful when evaluating the quality of census results.

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water
 
Series: F, No.100 
Sales number:
11.XVII.12
Languages available:A,C, E, F, R, S
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The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water, commonly referred to as SEEA-Water, is a conceptual framework for the organization of physical and economic information in support of water policy design and evaluation. The SEEA-Water is a subsystem of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), which provides the internationally agreed framework for measuring the interactions between the economy and the environment coherent with the concepts, definitions and classifications of the System of National Accounts.

After a rigorous global consultation process, the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) adopted the SEEA-Water. Along with its adoption, the UNSC also encouraged its implementation by the Member States.

The UNSC is a functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations that brings together the Chief Statisticians from the Member States. As such, the UNSC is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities, especially in setting statistical methodological standards and their implementation at the national and international level.

UN CountryStats app: for iPhones and iPads (released 1 March 2012)
 
Series: , No. Version 1.0 
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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, 2013 edition
 
Series: V, No.37 
Sales number:
E.13.XVII.4
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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).

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.


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