State of Commodity Dependence 2019

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The 2019 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains 189 individual country profiles, each comprising 30 indicators mostly related to the four main dimensions of commodity dependence, namely: merchandise and commodity export dependence - Commodity import dependence - key socio-economic indicators - other structural indicators. As commodity dependence tends to negatively affect poverty alleviation and food security, a set of indicators is included to help monitor trends in these areas. For each individual country, 1995 is used as the historical reference year. Moreover an in-depth analysis of commodity dependence in the 189 countries is presented at the beginning of the report with key messages.



Explanatory notes for the country statistical profiles

In the 2019 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence some changes have been introduced in terms of countries and indicators included as well as the period covered. All developed economies and economies in transition have been included in this edition, in addition to the developing countries group that was in previous editions of the report. Regarding the time period selected for data coverage, its aim is to provide readers with both a long-term and shortterm perspective to compare changes in the statistical indicators.


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