The Statistical Yearbook provides in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels, for an appropriate historical period. It is prepared by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, of the United Nations Secretariat.

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Statistical Yearbook – 64th issue (2021 edition)

Browse contents:

  • Preface PDF
  • Explanatory notes PDF
  • Introduction PDF
  • Tables
    • 1. World statistics – selected series PDF
    • Part 1: Population and social statistics
      • Population and migration
        • 2. Population, surface area and density PDF CSV
        • 3. Population growth and indicators of fertility and mortality PDF CSV
        • 4. International migrants and refugees PDF CSV
      • Gender
        • 5. Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament PDF CSV
        • 6. Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education PDF CSV
      • Education
        • 7. Enrollment in primary, secondary and upper secondary education levels PDF CSV
        • 8. Teaching staff at the primary, secondary and upper secondary levels PDF CSV
        • 9. Public expenditure on education and access to computers PDF CSV
      • Health
        • 10. Health personnel PDF CSV
        • 11. Expenditure on health PDF CSV
      • Crime
        • 12. Intentional homicides and other crimes PDF CSV
    • Part 2: Economic activity
      • National accounts
        • 13. Gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita PDF CSV
        • 14. Gross value added by kind of economic activity PDF CSV
      • Finance
        • 15. Balance of payments summary PDF CSV
        • 16. Exchange rates PDF CSV
      • Labour market
        • 17. Labour force participation rate and unemployment rate PDF CSV
        • 18. Employment by economic activity PDF CSV
      • Price and production indices
        • 19. Consumer price indices PDF CSV
        • 20. Agricultural production indices PDF CSV
      • International merchandise trade
        • 21. Total imports, exports and balance of trade PDF CSV
        • 22. Major trading partners PDF CSV
    • Part 3: Energy, environment and infrastructure
      • Energy
        • 23. Production, trade and supply of energy PDF CSV
      • Environment
        • 24. Land PDF CSV
        • 25. Threatened species PDF CSV
        • 26. CO2 emission estimates PDF CSV
        • 27. Water supply and sanitation services PDF CSV
      • Science and technology
        • 28. Population employed in research and development (R&D) PDF CSV
        • 29. Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (R&D) PDF CSV
        • 30. Patents PDF CSV
      • Communication
      • International tourism and transport
        • 32. Tourist/visitor arrivals and tourism expenditure PDF CSV
      • Development assistance
        • 33. Net disbursements of official development assistance to recipients PDF CSV
        • 34. Net disbursements of official development assistance from donors PDF CSV
  • Annexes
    • Annex 1. Country and area nomenclature, regional and other groupings PDF
    • Annex 2. Technical notes PDF
    • Annex 3. Conversion coefficients and factors PDF
    • Annex 4. Tables added, omitted and discontinued PDF


Most of the statistics presented in the Yearbook are extracted from more detailed, specialized databases prepared by the Statistics Division and by many other international statistical services.

While the specialized databases concentrate on monitoring topics and trends in particular social, economic and environmental fields, the Statistical Yearbook tables aim to provide data for a more comprehensive, overall description of social, economic and environmental structures, conditions, changes and activities.

The objective has been to collect, systematize, coordinate and present in a consistent way the most essential components of comparable statistical information which can give a broad picture of social, economic and environmental processes.


The content of the Statistical Yearbook is oriented to serve a general readership.

The Yearbook endeavours to provide information for various bodies of the United Nations system as well as for other international organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations, national statistical, economic and social policy bodies, scientific and educational institutions, libraries and the public.

Data published in the Statistical Yearbook may also be of interest to companies and enterprises and to agencies engaged in market research.