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Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)

Series: , No. 
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Comtrade provides commodity trade data for all available countries and areas since 1962. Currently, it contains almost 700 millions records.[more...]

Manual for the Development of a System of Criminal Justice Statistics

Series: F, No. 89
Sales number: 03.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English][French][Russian][Spanish]
Price: $20

This Manual provides an updated framework for the development of a national system of criminal justice statistics. It is suitable for use in a wide range of national and local circumstances and by countries that vary markedly in the underlying conditions and readiness to develop such a system of criminal justice statistics. The Manual includes an annex that highlights some of the practical issues related to the design and creation of a sound data collection system, providing examples of data collection forms, questionnaires, statistical tables, and data analysis and presentation.

Demographic Yearbook 2006

Series: R, No. 37
Sales number: E/F.09.XIII.1
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $120

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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. [more...]

Demographic Yearbook CD-ROM: Historical Supplement 1948-1997

Series: R, No. 28/HS-CD
Sales number: 99.XIII.12
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $149

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. [more...]

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.[more...]

2007 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles

Series: W, No. 16
Sales number: B.10.XVII.7
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $95

The 2007 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles contains energy balances for 118 developing countries, showing energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for each fuel used in the country; and electricity profiles for 194 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 overall 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.

2006 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles

Series: W, No. 15
Sales number: 09.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $95

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The 2006 Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is the fourteenth issue in a series that started in 1990. It contains energy balances for 115 developing countries for the period 2003-2006 and electricity profiles for 190 countries for the period 2001-2006. The energy balances are snapshots of the annual energy flows in each country showing energy production, trade, conversion and consumption. The electricity profiles provide detailed information on the production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency. A valuable source for assessing and analyzing production and consumption patterns in detail on an internationally comparable basis, the Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles is available in print and in pdf format. [more...]

Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles, 2005

Series: W, No. 14
Sales number: 08.XVII.6
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Price: $95

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The Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles, 2005 presents internationally comparable energy balances for 111 developing countries and electricity profiles for 182 developing and developed countries. The energy balances show energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for each group of fuels used in the countries. The electricity profiles provide detailed information on the production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input.

Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles, 2004

Series: W, No. 13
Sales number: E/F.06.XVII.12
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $80

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The Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles, 2004 presents internationally comparable energy data for selected developing countries. This issue includes energy balances for 83 countries and electricity profiles for 123 countries. The energy balance data are arranged to show energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for each fuel used in the countries. The electricity profiles cover detailed information on the production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input.

2006 Energy Statistics Yearbook

Series: J, No. 50
Sales number: 09.XVII.4
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Price: $130

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The 2006 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the fiftieth issue in a series of annual compilations of energy statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 215 countries and areas are presented for the period from 2003 to 2006 on the production, trade and consumption of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and electricity. Per capita consumption series are provided for all energy products. The selection of graphs presented shows historic trends and/or changes in the composition of the production and/or consumption of major energy products. The 2006 Energy Statistics Yearbook contains 38 tables. Special tables of interest include: international trade of coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries; selected statistics for renewables and wastes; refinery distillation capacity and throughput; and energy reserves and resources.

Energy Statistics Yearbook, 2005

Series: J, No. 49
Sales number: 08.XVII.4
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Price: $130

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The Energy Statistics Yearbook 2005 is the forty-ninth issue in a series of annual compilations of energy statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 215 countries and areas are presented for the period from 2002 to 2005 on the production, trade and consumption of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and electricity. Per capita consumption series are provided for all energy products. The selection of graphs presented shows historic trends and/or changes in the composition of the production and/or consumption of major energy products. The Energy Statistics Yearbook contains 38 tables. Special tables of interest include: international trade of coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries; selected statistics for renewables and wastes; refinery distillation capacity and throughput; and energy reserves and resources.

Energy Statistics Yearbook, 2004

Series: J, No. 48
Sales number: 07XVII.2
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Price: $120

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The 2004 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the forty-eight in an internationally comparable series of commercial energy statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 215 countries and areas for the period 2001 to 2004 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 to introduce major products showing historic trends and/or changes in composition of production and/or consumption of major 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 bagasse, refinery distillation capacity and a table on selected energy resources.

Compendium of Human Settlements Statistics 2001

Series: N, No. 6
Sales number: 01.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $35

This Compendium presents statistics on human settlements and housing conditions for 243 countries or areas and 315 cities in the areas of population, households and urbanization. It focuses on the process of urbanization and characteristics of cities in developed and developing regions. The Compendium contains 13 tables and includes graphical presentations of statistics.

2005 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II

Series: P, No. 45
Sales number: E/F.07.XVII.10
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Price: $135
Volume: I and II


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The Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook, 2005 is the thirty-ninth 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.
This edition of the Yearbook contains annual data on production of about 600 industrial commodities in terms of physical quantity and monetary value. This is the first edition that includes data in monetary value and the Yearbook is presented in two volumes: Volume I: Physical Quantity Data and Volume II: Monetary Value Data. The statistics refer to the ten-year period 1996-2005 for about 200 countries and areas.

2004 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook

Series: P, No. 44
Sales number: B.06.XVII.14
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Price: $100

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The 2004 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook is the thirty-eighth 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.
This edition of the Yearbook contains annual quantity data on production of about 200 industrial commodities by country and geographical region. The statistics refer to the ten-year period 1995-2004 for about 200 countries and areas.

2003 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook

Series: P, No. 43
Sales number: 05.XVII.9
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Price: $160

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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.

Industrial Statistics Database Volume 1. General Industrial Statistics

Series: P, No. 1953-1990
Sales number: Special order
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Price: $200

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
Sales number: Special order
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Price: $500

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

2007 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II

Series: G, No. 56
Sales number: E/F.09.XVII.6H
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Price: $160
Volume: I and II


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This fifty-sixth edition of the International Trade Statistics Yearbook provides the basic information for individual countries' external trade performances in terms of value, as well as in volume and price, the importance of trading partners and the significance of individual commodities imported and exported. This edition shows annual statistics up to the year 2007 for 180 countries or areas. It is published in two volumes. Volume I contains detailed data for individual countries or areas, Volume II contains commodity tables showing the world trade of certain commodities analyzed by regions and countries. This is a bilingual publication, in English and French.

2006 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II

Series: G, No. 55
Sales number: E/F.08.XVII.24
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Price: $160
Volume: I and II


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The publication provides information relevant to the external trade performance of more than 170 countries or areas and highlights world trade of selected commodities (at the three-digit level of the SITC Rev. 3). The publication is issued in two volumes. Volume I provides information on the external trade of individual countries in terms of values, and if available, quantities showing important commodities traded by an individual country for the latest four years as well as the country's trade with its major trading partners and regions for the latest five years. In addition, imports by Broad Economic Categories and the percentage share of countries' trade with the regions as defined for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in relation to their total trade are also shown. Volume II contains tables showing total world trade of selected commodities (at the three-digit level of the SITC Rev. 3) analyzed by MDG regions and by major trading countries. It also includes special tables showing analytical data on total trade, exchange rate conversion factors, trade indices and on trade flows.

2005 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II

Series: G, No. 54
Sales number: E/F.07.XVII.7
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Price: $160
Volume: I and II


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The fifty-fourth edition of the International Trade Statistics Yearbook provides the basic information for individual countries external trade performances in terms of value as well as in volume and price, the importance of trading partners and the significance of individual commodities imported and exported. Volume I contains detailed data for 173 countries or areas, volume II contains commodity tables showing the total trade of certain commodities by regions and countries as well as additional analytical tables. This is a bilingual publication, in English and French.

2004 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I and Vol. II

Series: G, No. 53
Sales number: 06.XVII.4
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Price: $160
Volume: 2004, vols. I and II


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The publication provides information relevant to the external trade performance of approximately 180 countries or areas and highlights world trade of selected commodities (at the 3-digit level of the SITC Rev. 3). The publication is issued in two volumes. Volume I provides information on the external trade of individual countries in terms of values and, if available, quantities showing important commodities traded by an individual country (for the latest 4 years) as well as the country's trade with its major trading partners and regions (for the latest 5 years). In addition, imports by Broad Economic Categories and the percentage share of a country's trade with the regions as defined for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in relation to its total trade are also shown. Volume II contains tables showing total world trade of selected commodities (at the 3-digit level of the SITC Rev. 3) analyzed by MDG regions and by major trading countries. It also includes special tables showing analytical data on total trade, on exchange rate conversion factors, on trade indices and on trade flows.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

Series: Q, No. monthly
Sales number: Serial
Languages:Click for help [English]/[French]
Price: $680

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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 annual and quarterly 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. The annual subscription rate for the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics in print includes access to the MBS Online; individual printed issues cost $65 each.[more...]

National Accounts Statistics, Part 2, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Tables (electronic files)

Series: not used, No. unnumbered
Sales number: Contact Statistics Division
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Price: $600

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, 2007

Series: X, No. 41
Sales number: E.09.XVII.9
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Price: $80

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The publication contains a complete and consistent set of time series of the main national accounts aggregates for 221 countries and areas of the world for the years 1970 to 2007. 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). The main aggregates include gross domestic product (GDP) by type of expenditure and value added by kind of economic activity, both at current and at constant market prices. The publication also contains analytical indicators and ratios that reflect the economic structure and trends of countries and areas such as annual per capita GDP, annual growth rates of GDP, annual shares in total GDP of its main expenditure and value added components, and price trends as defined by the implicit price deflators of GDP.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2007 Part I, Part II, Part III and IV

Series: X, No. 40
Sales number: E.09.XVII.2
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Price: $300

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The publication contains detailed national accounts estimates for 189 countries or areas of the World for the years 1996 to 2007. The estimates for each country or area are presented in separate chapters with uniform table headings and classifications as recommended in the United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA). A summary of the SNA conceptual framework, classifications and definitions are included in the publication.
The publication contains statistics on national accounts aggregates and detailed variables such as gross domestic product, national income, saving, household and government consumption expenditure, gross capital formation, exports and imports, value added, compensation of employees, operating surplus, etc. It is a valuable source of information on the state and structure of the economies worldwide.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2006 Part I, Part II and Part III

Series: X, No. 39
Sales number: E.08.XVII.3
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Price: $250

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This three-volume publication contains detailed national accounts statistics in national currencies for 186 countries or areas for the years 1995 to 2006. The aggregates such as gross domestic product, national income, saving, household and government consumption expenditure (including detailed consumption classes), gross capital formation, exports and imports and value added by economic activities are presented as well as the relations among aggregates from GDP to net lending. The publication also contains detailed accounts (production, generation of income, allocation of primary income, secondary distribution of income, use of disposable income, capital and financial) for institutional sectors including the rest of the world - if complied by countries - metadata on national accounts compilation and a summary of the SNA conceptual framework, classifications and definitions.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2006

Series: X, No. 38
Sales number: E.08.XVII.2
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $80

The publication contains a complete and consistent set of time series of the main national accounts aggregates for 221 countries and areas of the world for the years 1970 to 2006. 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). The main aggregates in the publication include gross domestic product (GDP) by type of expenditure and value added by kind of economic activity, both at current and at constant market prices. It also contains analytical indicators and ratios that reflect the economic structure and trends of countries and areas such as annual per capita GDP, annual growth rates of GDP, annual shares in total GDP of its main expenditure and value added components, and price trends as defined by the implicit price deflators of GDP.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2004-2005

Series: X, No. 37
Sales number: 07.XVII.3
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $75

The publication contains detailed national accounts estimates for some 207 countries and areas of the world for the years 1970 to 2004/2005. 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). Statistics on national accounts aggregates such as gross domestic product, per capita gross domestic product, shares of gross domestic product by expenditure and by kind of activity, average growth of gross domestic product and components thereof, and implicit price deflators are included.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2005 Part I, Part II and Part III

Series: X, No. 36
Sales number: 06.XVII.11
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Price: $250

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This three-volume publication contains detailed national accounts statistics in national currencies for 178 countries or areas for the years 1994 to 2005. The aggregates such as gross domestic product, national income, saving, household and government consumption expenditure (including detailed consumption classes), gross capital formation, exports and imports and value added by economic activities are presented as well as the relations among aggregates from GDP to net lending. The publication also contains detailed accounts (production, generation of income, allocation of primary income, secondary distribution of income, use of disposable income, capital and financial) for institutional sectors including the rest of the world, if complied by countries, metadata on national accounts compilation and a summary of the SNA conceptual framework, classifications and definitions. A PDF-version of the publication is available online for US$ 200: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/nasp4.htm) Requests for customized data downloads can be addressed to SNA@un.org.

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2005 (PDF Version) Part I, II and III, Forty-seventh issue

Series: X, No. 36
Sales number: 06.XVII.11 P
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $150

Contains detailed national accounts estimates for 169 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). For the first time, the yearbook publishes integrated accounts for institutional sectors, as well as the cross-classification of value added by institutional sector and economic activity. A summary of the conceptual framework of the SNA 1993 and definitions of important terms are also included.

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2003-2004

Series: X, No. 34
Sales number: 06.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $70

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The publication contains detailed national accounts estimates for some 207 countries and areas of the World for the years 1970 to 2003/2004. The national data for each country and area are presented in separate chapters using uniform table headings and classifications recommended in the United Nations Systems of National Accounts 1993 (SNA 1993). It contains statistics on national account aggregates such as gross domestic product, per capita gross domestic product, shares of gross domestic product by expenditure and by kind of activity, average growth of gross domestic product and components thereof, and implicit price deflators.

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:Click for help [English] only
Price: $600

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.

National Accounts Statistics, Special Issue: Trends in International Distribution of Gross World Product

Series: X, No. 18
Sales number: 92.XVII.7
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This publication analyses trends in international distribution of gross world product during the last two decades. It focuses on how trends differ when applying conversion rates other than exchange rates. It deals with questions such as which countries or areas and which regions improved their economic performance relatively the most and the least and whether inequality in GDP distribution among countries and regions increased or decreased between 1970 and 1989. Detailed country tables are included.

Population and Vital Statistics Report

Series: A, No. 250-251
Sales number: not used
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Price: $35
Volume: LXI, No. 2


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This issue of the Population and Vital Statistics Report presents data for countries or areas on population size (total, male, and female) from the latest available census, estimated total population size for 2006 or 2007 (the later available year), and the number and rate of vital events (live births, deaths, and infant deaths) for the latest available year within the past 15 years (1993-2007). These data are presented as reported by national statistical authorities to the Demographic Yearbook of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This issue also presents data for the world and its major areas and regions on estimated population size for both 2005 and 2006. These estimates were prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Statistics and Indicators on Women in Africa 1986

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

Handbook for the Development of National Statistical Databases on Women and Development

Series: K, No. 6
Sales number: 89.XVII.9
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; [English]; [French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $23.5

Reviews and explains statistical topics, series and sources for the development of a national statistical database on women.

Compendium of Statistics and Indicators on the Situation of Women 1986

Series: K, No. 5
Sales number: 88.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[English]/[French]
Brings together available statistics and indicators for 178 countries or areas in 33 tables covering population; households and families, marital status, fertility; economic participation and population not economically active; national and household income and expenditure; education and literacy; health and health services; disabled persons; housing conditions and human settlements; public affairs and political participation; criminal justice.------ Out of print.

The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics (wall chart)

Series: K, No. 18
Sales number: 06.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $10

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The Wall Chart presents excerpts from The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics. It includes key indicators for each country on women and men in the areas of population, marriage, health, education, economic activity, and participation in political decision-making, and charts the extent of global reporting of sex-disaggregated statistics in those areas. Through easy-to-read maps, it also identifies those countries that conducted a population census in the 2000 census round and those that registered at least 90 per cent of births during the period 1995-2003.

The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics

Series: K, No. 17
Sales number: E.05.XVII.7
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [Chinese]; [English][French][Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $25

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The World's Women 2005 uniquely reviews and analyses the current availability of data and assesses progress made in the reporting of national statistics, as opposed to internationally prepared estimates, relevant to gender concerns. Analyzing statistics reported by 204 countries during the past 30 years, The World's Women 2005 sets out a blueprint for improving the availability of data in the areas of demographics, health, education, work, violence against women, poverty, decision-making and human rights.[more...]

World's Women 2000: Trends and Statistics

Series: K, No. 16
Sales number: 00.XVII.14
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [Chinese]; [English]; [French]; [Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $16.95

The World's Women 2000: Trends and Statistics is the third quinquennial report that comprehensively examines the status of women through the lens of statistical data and analysis. It highlights the main findings of statistical analysis on women's situation as compared to men's worldwide in a broad range of fields, including families, health, education, work, human rights and politics.[more...]

Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), version 4 on CD-ROM

Series: K, No. 15
Sales number: 00.XVII.4
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $149

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.[more...]

Handbook for producing National Statistical Reports on Women and Men

Series: K, No. 14
Sales number: 97.XVII.10
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Price: $24.95

This Handbook shows how to develop and publish a minimum set of statistics and indicators on women's and men's position in society. It is based on lessons learned in preparing The World's Women 1970-1990: Trends and Statistics, which was a collaborative effort of United Nations agencies to present a factual view of progress made globally towards advancing the situation of women relative to men. The World's Women generated demand for gender statistics publications that could be widely disseminated to users of varied backgrounds. This Handbook is a step-by-step guide to the preparation of such publications in countries, from organizing a planning committee to promoting the final product. A main feature is the practical guidance and illustrations given on developing statistical indicators from national data sources.

Social Indicators (Internet only)

Series: K, No. 13
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WISTAT--Women's Indicators and Statistical Database (version 3) User's Guide and Reference Manual

Series: K, No. 10
Sales number: 96.XVII.14
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Price: $25
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This valuable guide and reference for users of Wistat 3, the Wistat User's Guide and Reference Manual describes in detail the organization of data in the database, gives definitions, sources and limitations of statistics and indicators in the database and provides a comprehensive set of reference annexes listing topics and series included in Wistat 3, countries or areas included in the database and other useful information.

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-second issue

Series: S, No. 28
Sales number: E/F.08.XVII.1
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Price: $155

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The United Nations Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics for over 200 countries and areas of the world, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The fifty-second issue contains data available to the Statistics Division as of June 2008 and presents them in 68 tables on topics such as: agriculture; balance of payments; communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; gender; industrial production; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; nutrition; population; prices; research and development; and wages. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with the ten-year tables covering 1996 to 2005 or 1997 to 2006. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications. more...

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-first issue

Series: S, No. 27
Sales number: E/F.07.XVII.1
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Price: $150

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The United Nations Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics for over 200 countries and areas of the world, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 51st issue contains data available to the Statistics Division as of March 2007 and presents them in 69 tables on topics such as: agriculture; balance of payments; communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; industrial production; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; nutrition; population; prices; research and development; transport; and wages. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with the ten-year tables covering 1995 to 2004 or 1996 to 2005. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications.

Statistical Yearbook, Fiftieth issue

Series: S, No. 26
Sales number: E/F.06.XVII.1
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Price: $150

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The United Nations Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas of the world, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 50th issue contains data available to the Statistics Division as of March 2006 and presents them in 76 tables on topics such as: agriculture; balance of payments; culture and communication; development assistance; education; energy; environment; finance; nutrition; industrial production; international merchandise trade; international tourism; labour force; manufacturing; national accounts; population; prices; research and development; transport; and wages. The number of years of data shown in the tables varies from one to ten, with the ten-year tables covering 1994 to 2003 or 1995 to 2004. Accompanying the tables are technical notes providing brief descriptions of major statistical concepts, definitions and classifications.

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Statistical Yearbook, Forty-eighth issue, CD-ROM

Series: S, No. 24/CD
Sales number: E.04.XVII.13
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Price: $199

(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.

Statistical Charts and Indicators on the Situation of Youth 1980-1995

Series: Y, No. 9
Sales number: 98.XVII.15
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Price: $10.95

Youth are at the forefront of global, social, economic and political developments. Statistical Charts and Indicators on the Situation of Youth is a statistical and analytical sourcebook that uses charts and graphs to highlight main aspects and trends in the social and economic situation of youth from 1980-1995 in 202 countries. The format and statistics are as simple as possible so that they can readily be understood and used by non-specialists. The five chapters cover population, education and training, economic activity, health and child-bearing, and households and marital status. The charts and tables are accompanied by statements of how the indicators are defined, where the data are from and how they can be interpreted. The book was prepared by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat to promote the development of statistics and indicators to contribute to improved awareness and policies on youth. It updates previous issues from 1992 and 1985.

Manual for the Development of Statistical Information for Disability: Programmes and Policies

Series: Y, No. 8
Sales number: 96.XVII.4
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Price: $12.5

This authoritative Manual will support a more systematic approach to data collection and development of statistical information related to disability. It has been prepared for programme managers and others concerned with production and use of statistical information for implementing, monitoring and evaluating disability policies and programs.

Statistical Chart on World Families (wall chart)

Series: Y, No. 7
Sales number: non-sales
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This poster focuses on the special responsibilities and living conditions of families and households, using the most recent data from more than 160 countries. It was prepared in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Year of the Family in observance of the International Year of the Family 1994. The chart shows the size and formation of families and households through the average size of households, the proportion of women-headed households and the mean age of marriage of men and women. It emphasizes the special responsibilities of families and households in the proportions of children, elderly and disabled and displays living conditions of households and families.

Statistical Chart on Children: Early Child Development and Learning Achievement 1990 (wall chart)

Series: Y, No. 5
Sales number: 90.XVII.14
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Price: $5.95

This poster was produced in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Health Organization with nine indicators for 160 countries, it demonstrates how child, family and community factors such as infant mortality rates, malnutrition, female illiteracy and access to health service have a powerful influence on school enrolment rates and educational progress.

Disability Statistics Compendium

Series: Y, No. 4
Sales number: 90.XVII.17
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Price: $49

This compendium provides 350 pages of detailed national data on disability for 55 countries or areas covering 12 major demographic and socioeconomic topics, including age, sex, residence, marital status, educational attainment, economic activity, type of living arrangements, household characteristics, causes of impairment and special aids used by disabled persons. An overview of national practices, summary tables and graphics are also provided.------ English out of print.

United Nations Disability Statistics Data Base, 1975-1986: Technical Manual

Series: Y, No. 3
Sales number: 88.XVII.12
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Development of Statistics of Disabled Persons: Case Studies

Series: Y, No. 2
Sales number: 86.XVII.17
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On the basis of available national statistics on disabled persons in five case-study countries, this report, published by the Statistics Division in 1986, analyzes the extent and reliability of the national disability statistics collected, reviews techniques for using these statistics effectively and considers ways of improving the collection and use of disability statistics.

Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics

Series: Y, No. 10
Sales number: 01.XVII.15
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Price: $35

This publication is aimed at assisting national statistical offices and other producers of disability statistics in improving the collection, compilation and dissemination of disability data. The document addresses methodological issues in the area of disability by providing guidelines and principles related to data collection, through surveys and censuses and also on the compilation, dissemination and usage of data on disability. The publication builds on the Manual for the Development of Statistical Information for Disability Programmes and Policies, and also on the section on disability in the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1.

Selected Statistical Indicators on Youth 1985 (wall chart)

Series: Y, No. 1/Add 1
Sales number: 85.XVII.12A
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Statistical Indicators on Youth

Series: Y, No. 1
Sales number: 85.XVII.12
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World Statistics Pocketbook 2008

Series: V, No. 33
Sales number: 09.XVII.3
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Price: $17

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The United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook 2008 is an authoritative and comprehensive compilation of 55 key statistical indicators in convenient country profile format. This edition presents available data for 216 countries and areas, from over 20 international statistical sources, generally for the years 2000, 2005 and 2007. The topics covered include: balance of payments, communication, education and culture, environment, health, industrial production, international trade, labour force, largest urban agglomeration, national accounts, population, refugees, surface area, United Nations membership, etc. The notes on the sources and definitions of the indicators are provided to help users perform further research on the statistics.[more...]

World Statistics Pocketbook 2007

Series: V, No. 32
Sales number: 08.XVII.5
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Price: $15

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

World Statistics Pocketbook small Island Developing States 2004

Series: V, No. 29/SIDS
Sales number: 
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This special issue of the United Nations annual World Statistics Pocketbook contains data available as of 30 December 2003.

World Statistics Pocketbook Least Developed Countries 2003

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

World Statistics Pocketbook Landlocked Developing Countries 2003

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


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