Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



International finance

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to the region has remained large and robust. Inflows of FDI to the Asia-Pacific region increased slightly in 2013 to around $545.1 billion from around $511.5 billion in 2012. All subregions received more FDI, except the Pacific subregion where FDI declined from $61 billion in 2012 to $53.5 billion in 2013. Among the Asia-Pacific subregions, East and North-East Asia continues to attract the largest amount of FDI inflows, followed by South-East Asia. The Pacific island developing economies attract less than 1% of the region’s FDI inflows.


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