Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1982

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Developments in the energy sector

Though a few developing ESCAP countries including Afghanistan, Brunei, Burma, China, Indonesia, Iran and Malaysia are comparatively self-sufficient in their primary energy requirements, for the developing ESCAP region as a whole commercial imports of petroleum products continue to provide about three quarters of commercial energy supplies. The modern and modernizing sectors in the region are particularly dependent on petroleum imports. If these sectors are to continue to progress satisfactorily, their overwhelming reliance on imported petroleum must be reduced.


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