Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010

Publication | August 2010

Strong economic growth in Asia over the past two decades has been accompanied by the emergence of a sizable middle class and reduced poverty. Population growth slowed to less than 1.1% and more people moved to cities.

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The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of economy tables. The economy tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB's website. The special chapter in Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 'The Rise of Asia's Middle Class' looks at the growth and impacts of the region's rapidly expanding middle class, and resulting economic and policy implications.

The Key Indicators 2010 is divided into the following parts:

  • Highlights
  • Part I: A special chapter on "The Rise of Asia's Middle Class"
  • Part II: Millennium Development Goals
  • Part III: Regional Tables
  • Part IV: Definitions

Economy tables, available only in CD-ROM and through ADB's website, carry a 20-year time-series of 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


Part I: Special Chapter: The Rise of Asia’s Middle Class

Asia's Emerging Middle Class: Past, Present, and Future  
The Middle Class and Their Values: A Profile  
Determinants of Middle Class Emergence  
Implications of Middle-Class Growth  
Adverse Consequences of the Rise of the Asian Middle Class  

Part II – Millennium Development Goals

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

Part III – Regional Trends and Tables

Introduction to the Regional Trends and Tables  
People  ZIP
Economy and Output  ZIP
Money, Finance, and Prices  ZIP
Globalization  ZIP
Transport, Electricity, and Communications  ZIP
Energy and Environment ZIP
Government and Governance  ZIP

Part IV Definitions

Statistics by Economy

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

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Poverty
  • FLS101688
  • 978-92-9092-154-7 (Print)
  • 0116-3000 (Print)

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