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UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2012

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This publication provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of statistical data. The data is relevant for the analysis of international trade, investment and development of individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. The publication presents consolidated reference statistics considered of particular importance in describing how developing countries have evolved in the context of globalization for the following subjects: international merchandise trade, export and import structure by products and by regions of origin and destination, and related concentration and diversification indices; volume and unit value indices of exports and imports, terms of trade and purchasing power indices of exports; international trade in services; commodity prices and relevant price indices; international financial data and, current accounts.

English, French

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Foreword

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides essential data for analysing and measuring world trade, investment, international financial flows and development. Reliable statistical information is often considered as the first step during the preparation of making recommendations or taking decisions that countries will commit for many years as they strive to integrate into the world economy and improve the living standards of their citizens. Whether it is for research, consultation or technical cooperation, UNCTAD requires comparable, often detailed economic, demographic and social data, over several decades and for as many countries as possible.

English, French

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