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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific

The Key Indicators presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, environmental, and SDG indicators for the 49 regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is designed to serve as a resource for information on development issues across the region for a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.

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Country Tables

The country tables for the 49 ADB regional member economies contain information on a wide range of statistical indicators on population, labor force, national accounts, production and price indexesm energy, money and banking, government finance, external trade, balance of payments, international reserves, exchange rates, and external indebtedness. 

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprising 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. In this section, you can view a brief definition of each goal; read the full story on each SDG, including informative graphics and key trends for indicators with available data; and quickly access a full listing of the indicators associated with each SDG. There is also the option to download a fact sheet on each goal and its indicators. The indicators are presented according to the United Nations SDG global indicator framework.

Region at a Glance

This section shows economic, social, and environmental developments across Asia and the Pacific for the eight themes listed. A brief summary of each theme, the data topics they cover, the full story on key trends, fact sheets, visualisation of the data, and a full listing of all indicators associated with each theme are available.

Global Value Chains

Global Value Chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of world trade. As global productions are increasingly being organized around these networks, the implications of increasing connectivity, and its relation to development objectives have become a policy imperative for modern economies. It is therefore important to capture and measure GVCs for informing policy decisions that attempt to leverage these networks for economic growth and development.

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About Key Indicators

View this short video on the history, evolution, and significance of the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018

Publication | 10 September 2018

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018

Asia and the Pacific accounted for 42.6% of global GDP at purchasing power parity in 2017, up from 30.1% in 2000. Around 780 million people from the region moved out of extreme poverty from 2002 to 2013.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017

Publication | 7 September 2017

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017

Asia and the Pacific accounted for 40.9% of global GDP in 2016, up from 29.4% in 2000. The People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan accounted for about 70% of the region’s total output in 2016.