Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2008 | Asian Development Bank

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2008

Publication | August 2008
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2008

The People’s Republic of China and India dominate both the rail and road networks in Asia. Ownership of personal computers has increased sharply since 1990, but a clear divide still exists.

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2008 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank. Key Indicators 2008 features statistical data for 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank, including Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Purchasing power parity data are included, as are social, financial, external trade, infrastructure, governance, and environment indicators. The book carries nontechnical commentaries on the Millennium Development Goals. For ease of understanding, regional tables are grouped under seven themes (people; economy and output; money, finance, and prices; international flows; infrastructure; government and governance; and energy and environment). Each theme is introduced by a short, nontechnical writeup highlighting some key developments since the 1990s.

This issue features:

  • a special chapter on "Comparing Poverty Across Countries: The Role of Purchasing Power Parities"
  • 17 tables for the Millennium Development Goals
  • 103 regional tables
  • 48 country tables (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) with 18-year time-series data on
    • population
    • price indexes
    • international reserves
    • labor force
    • money and banking
    • exchange rates
    • national accounts
    • government finance
    • external indebtedness
    • production
    • external trade
    • energy
    • balance of payments


Foreword, Acknowledgments, Statistical Partners, and Guide for Users

Key Indicators 2008 Special Chapter Highlights

Part I: Special Chapter: Comparing Poverty Across Countries: The Role of Purchasing Power Parities

Part II – Millennium Development Goals

Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals PDF  
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger PDF ZIP
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education PDF ZIP
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women PDF ZIP
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality PDF ZIP
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health PDF ZIP
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases PDF ZIP
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability PDF ZIP
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development PDF ZIP

Part III – Regional Trends and Tables

Introduction to the Regional Trends and Tables PDF  
People PDF ZIP
Economy and Output PDF ZIP
Money, Finance, and Prices PDF ZIP
International Flows PDF ZIP
Infrastructure PDF ZIP
Government and Governance PDF ZIP
Energy and Environment PDF ZIP

Part IV Definitions

Country Tables

Afghanistan PDF XLS
Armenia PDF XLS
Australia PDF XLS
Azerbaijan PDF XLS
Bangladesh PDF XLS
Bhutan PDF XLS
Brunei Darussalam PDF XLS
Cambodia PDF XLS
China, People's Republic of PDF XLS
Cook Islands PDF XLS
Georgia PDF XLS
Hong Kong, China PDF XLS
Indonesia PDF XLS
Kazakhstan PDF XLS
Kiribati PDF XLS
Korea, Republic of PDF XLS
Kyrgyz Republic PDF XLS
Lao People's Democratic Republic PDF XLS
Malaysia PDF XLS
Maldives PDF XLS
Marshall Islands PDF XLS
Micronesia, Federated States of PDF XLS
Mongolia PDF XLS
Myanmar PDF XLS
New Zealand PDF XLS
Pakistan PDF XLS
Papua New Guinea PDF XLS
Philippines PDF XLS
Singapore PDF XLS
Solomon Islands PDF XLS
Sri Lanka PDF XLS
Taipei,China PDF XLS
Tajikistan PDF XLS
Thailand PDF XLS
Timor-Leste PDF XLS
Turkmenistan PDF XLS
Tuvalu PDF XLS
Uzbekistan PDF XLS
Vanuatu PDF XLS
Viet Nam PDF XLS