World Economic Historical Statistics
Since the earliest of times, human beings have endeavored to uncover the causes of prosperity. History is the best tool that society possesses for identifying and analyzing the factors that contribute to economic growth; yet economic statistics that lend
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Chapter 6 North America
Chapter 7 Oceania
Chapter 8 South Asia
Chapter 9 Southeast Asia
Chapter 10 SubSaharan Africa
Chapter 11 Western Europe
Chapter 5 Middle East and North Africa
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18th Century 19th 20th Century Agri Serv Pop annually attained the fastest averaged Britain Cambridge History Cambridge University Press Century 0.1 Century 19th Century China culture decelerated developed countries East Asia Economic History economists economy grew Equatorial Guinea European EX 18th Century EX Unem 18th experienced exports fast economic growth fast growth fastest GDP fastest rates following decade foreign GDP Agri Serv GDP figures GDP rates Germany grew faster History shows Hong Kong Ibid improved income increased Inf EX 18th Inf EX Unem inﬂation infrastructure investment japan late 19th century Latin America levels liberal living conditions London long/term nomic nomic growth numerous Oxford University Press period Pop Inf EX population growth poverty rates of economic rates of growth region second half Serv Pop Inf South Korea Soviet spite stagnation statistics Sub/Saharan Africa Unem 18th Century unemployment variable Washington D. C. Western Europe World Bank
Page 5 - Gross domestic product (GDP) at purchaser prices is the sum of the gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products.
Page 4 - ... arising from differences in the capabilities and resources devoted to basic data collection and compilation. For some topics, competing sources of data require review by World Bank staff to ensure that the most reliable data available are presented. In some instances, where available data are deemed too weak to provide reliable measures of levels and trends or do not adequately adhere to international standards, the data are not shown. The data presented are generally consistent with those in...
Page 4 - Although international standards of coverage, definition, and classification apply to most statistics reported by countries and international agencies, there are inevitably differences in timeliness and reliability arising from differences in the capabilities and resources devoted to basic data collection and compilation. For some topics, competing sources of data require review by World Bank staff to ensure that the most reliable data available are presented. In some instances, where available data...
Page viii - FDI Foreign direct investment GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs GDP Gross Domestic Product...
Page 4 - Throughout the tables, exceptions are noted. Technical notes Because data quality and intercountry comparisons are often problematic, readers are encouraged to consult the Technical notes, the table on Classification of Economies by Income and Region, and the footnotes to the tables.