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Statistical Yearbook 2006, Fifty-First Issue

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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, 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 brief descriptions of major statistical concepts.

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Introduction (English)

This is the fifty-first issue of the United Nations Statistical Yearbook, prepared by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, of the United Nations Secretariat. The tables include series covering from one to ten years, depending upon data availability and space constraints. The ten-year tables generally cover the years 1995 to 2004 or 1996 to 2005. For the most part, the statistics presented are those which were available to the Statistics Division as of March 2007.

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