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World Statistics Pocketbook 2008

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This handy pocketbook provides an easy-to-use international compilation of basic economic, social and environmental indicators for 216 countries and areas worldwide. It covers key indicators in the areas of population, economic activity, agriculture, industry, energy, international trade, transport, communications, gender, education and environment. The layout provides an easy-to-view comprehensive statistical profile of each country or area and the notes on sources and definition provide a valuable guide for further research by the in-depth user of these statistics.

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Preface

This World Statistics Pocketbook is the twenty-eighth compilation of basic economic, environmental, and social indicators for countries and areas of the world, prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It responds to General Assembly resolution 2626 (XXV), in which the Secretary-General is requested to supply basic national data that will increase international public awareness of countries' development efforts.

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