20 January 2005

United Nations Statistics Division

UNSD Website updates

UNSD reorganization covering all the work programme and substantive areas of statistical work

<http://unstats.un.org/unsd/osd.htm>

View the latest UNSD organizational structure, work programme and functional responsibilities.

Millennium Development Indicators: World and regional groupings <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mi/
mi_worldmillennium_new.asp
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View the latest MDG World and regional groupings- the classification used for the compilation of Millennium Development Indicators world and regional trends.
Demographic and Social Statistics <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/>

The Demographic and Social Statistics Branch is introducing its re-designed web site. The web site features multiple categories related to: sources of data, standards and methods, statistical products and databases and meetings organized by the Branch. Under the category “Source of data”, for example, the web site offers an overview of all planned and conducted censuses in the world, enabling users to download the information for further processing. As for “Standards and methods”, the web site provides links to all methodological publications issued by the Branch in all official United Nations languages, enabling users to download them. For the first time the Demographic Yearbook and its accompanying Population and Vital Statistics Report are placed on the web and made available for downloads in PDF and Excel formats, thus providing users with direct access to data. In addition to data and meta-data the web site also provides link to Demographic Yearbook technical reports, thus significantly enhancing user’s overview of the whole Demographic Yearbook system. The web site also provides complete coverage of all the meetings organized by the Branch.

UNSD Statistical databases and Data at international working partners <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/
workpartners_dbase.htm
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Check the updated site of UNSD Statistical Databases and the new links to online databases of the working members of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA).

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and
MBS
On-line <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs>

Contact: Keith Tong, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4568
E-mail: tongk@un.org

Provides monthly statistics on over 50 subjects from over 200 countries and areas, together with special tables illustrating important economic developments. Quarterly data for significant world and regional aggregates are included regularly.
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/381 Vol. LVIII – No. 10
October 2004

 

Special features in this issue: World shipbuilding; Civil aviation traffic: passenger-km, cargo net ton-km; Total exports and imports by countries or areas: volume, unit value, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars.
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/382 Vol. LVIII – No. 9
September 2004

Contact: Keith Tong, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4568
E-mail: tongk@un.org

Special features in this issue: Retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials; Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value indices, volume indices and value; Indicators on fuel imports, developed economies; Registration of new motor vehicles; External trade conversion factors; Manufactured goods export: unit value indices, volume indices and value; Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies; Selected series of world statistics.

Statistical Publications issued December 2002 to 2004

Statistical Yearbook, forty-eighth issue
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.S/24,
Sales Number E/F.04.XVII.1

Contact: Mary Jane Holupka, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4578
E-mail: holupka@un.org

This annual compilation of statistics for over 250 countries and areas of the world is organized in four parts: world and region summary; population and social statistics; economic activity; and international economic relations. The latest issue of the Yearbook presents 84 tables on a variety of subjects including population, education, 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. In general, the data presented are those which were available as of mid-December 2003, and whenever possible, cover the ten-year period from 1992 to 2001 or 1993 to 2002.
Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 1.1
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/81
Sales No. E.03.XVII.3

Contact: Ralf Becker Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4600
E-mail beckerr@un.org


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.

Updates and Amendments to the System of National Accounts 1993
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/2/Rev.4/Add.1
Sales No. E.04.XVII.8

Contact: Magdolna Csizmadia
Tel: (212) 963-4819
E-mail: csizmadia@un.org


This joint publication of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) and the World Bank complements the recommendations of the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA), and reflects changes and improvements that have been introduced to the system of national accounts since its last revision in 1993. Along with the 1993 SNA, Updates and Amendments supports the implementation of international standards of national accounting and provides the methodological basis for improving the international comparability of national accounts data. The publication contains the text of the 1993 SNA that has been updated as a result of the adoption of new international standards for the statistical measurement of financial derivatives. It also includes four functional classifications that were fully elaborated and updated after the 1993 SNA was published. It also provides for the first time a glossary of terms and definitions.
2001 Demographic Yearbook
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.R/32
Sales No. E/F.03/XIII.1

Contact: Sabine Warschburger
Tel: (212) 963-9547
E-mail: warschburger@un.org

The United Nations Demographic Yearbook is a unique source of national population and vital statistics, published annually, for over 230 countries or areas in the world. It provides statistics on population size and composition, fertility, mortality, infant and foetal mortality, marriages and divorces. The Yearbook also includes a detailed set of technical notes and footnotes explaining the sources, availability, timeliness, quality, reliability and coverage of the data presented. The new Yearbook 2001 presents the most recent national data on population counts from countries or areas.
World Statistics Pocketbook
Series V, No. 27, 239 pages, $10.00
Sales No. E.04.XVII.5
This handy pocketbook provides an easy-to-use international compilation of basic economic, social and environmental indicators for 209 countries and areas worldwide. It covers 57 key indicators in the areas of population, economic activity, agriculture, industry, energy, international trade, transport, communications, gender, education and environment, drawn from over 20 international statistical sources. The layout provides an easy-to-view statistical profile of each country or area and the notes on sources and definition provide a valuable guide for further research by the interested users. Special issues of the Pocketbook for the small island developing States (SIDS) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are also available on request to the United Nations Statistics Division (New York).
World Statistics Pocketbook Small Island Developing States - Special Issue
Preliminary (Series V No. 24/SIDS)
World Statistics Pocketbook Landlocked Developing Countries - Special Issue
Preliminary (Series V No. 25/LLDC)

Contact: Virgilio Castillo, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4867
E-mail: castillov@un.org
2001 Energy Statistics Yearbook <http://unstats.un.org/unsd/energy/yearbook/>
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.J/45
Sales No. E/F.04.XVII.6

Contact: Karoly Kovacs, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4748
E-mail: kovacs@un.org


The 2001 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the forty-fifth in an internationally comparable series of commercial energy statistics summarizing world energy trends and presents annual data for 215 countries and areas for the period 1998 to 2001 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. 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 fuelwood, charcoal and bagasee, refinery distillation capacity – and a table on selected energy resources.

2002 International Trade Statistics Yearbook Vol. I and Vol. II
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.G/51
Sales No. E/F.03.XVII.2, Vol. I
Sales No. E/F.03.XVII.2, Vol. II

Contact: Ronald Jansen, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-5980
E-mail: jansen@un.org
Volume I provides historical information on the external trade performance of individual countries in terms of current values. Information showing important commodities traded by an individual country (latest 4 years) and the country’s trade with its major trading partners and regions (latest 5 years) are also shown. Summary tables for each country show imports by broad economic categories, exports by industrial origin and the percentage share of the country's trading partners and regions in relation to its total trade. This volume contains data for 184 countries or reporting customs areas.

Volume II contains selected commodity tables showing total world trade of those commodities analyzed by regions and countries, as well as various specialized tables.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2001
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.X/31
Sales No. E.03.XVII.17

Contact: Julia Santander, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-1508
E-mail: santander@un.org


This publication presents, in the form of analytical tables, a summary of the principal national accounting aggregates based on official detailed national accounts data for more than 200 countries and areas of the world. The analytical tables include detailed economic analysis of data on gross domestic product by type of expenditure, kind of economic activity and other principal income aggregates, based on current prices and constant prices are transformed into structural shares, growth rates and implicit price deflators for more detailed economic analysis.
Statistical Yearbook, Forty-seventh issue
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.S/23
Sales No. E/F.02.XVII.1

Contact: Mary Jane Holupka, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4578
E-mail: holupka@un.org


This annual compilation of statistics for over 200 countries and areas of the world is organized in four parts: world and region summary; population and social statistics; economic activity; and international economic relations. The latest issue of the Yearbook presents 83 tables in the fields of demographic and social statistics, national accounts, finance, labour force, wages and prices, agriculture, manufacturing, transport and communications, energy, environment, science and technology, intellectual property, international merchandise trade, international tourism, balance of payments, and development assistance. In general, the data presented are those which were available as of the end of January 2003, and whenever possible, cover the ten-year period from 1991 to 2000 or 1992 to 2003.

2001 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.P/41
Sales No. E/F.03.XVII.10

Contact: Karoly Kovacs, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4748
E-mail: kovacs@un.org


The Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook provides statistics on the production of about 530 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. At the end of the publication are two annexes: an index of commodities in alphabetical order; and a table of correspondence among ISIC-based commodity codes, SITC Rev.2, SITC Rev.3 and Harmonized System (HS) codes.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2001 Part I and Part II
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.X/30
Sales No. E.03.XVII.14

Contact: Christof Paparella, Statistics Division
Tel: (212) 963-4571
E-mail: paparellac@un.org


Contains detailed national accounts estimates for 179 countries and areas. The national data for each country and area are presented in separate chapters using uniform table headings and classifications recommended in the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA 1993). A summary of the conceptual framework of the SNA 1993 and definitions of important terms are also included. The new table format displays series numbers with the data in order to facilitate easy data comparison across tables.