Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018

Publication | September 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.

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The Key Indicators (KI) 2018 presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, environmental, and SDG indicators for the 48 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.

This year’s Key Indicators publication is accompanied by a special supplement focusing on Technological Innovation for Agricultural Statistics. It presents results from a recently concluded statistics capacity building project of the ADB, showcasing the importance of remote-sensing technology to enhance the quality of paddy rice area, yield, and production statistics.

Part I. Sustainable Development Goals [click to expand]

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprise 169 targets across 17 goals to be achieved by 2030. This section includes data tables and brief analyses of trends of select indicators for the SDGs for which data are available. The indicators are presented according to the United Nations SDG global indicator framework.

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SDG Analysis of Trends PDF  
SDG 1: No Poverty PDF XLS
SDG 2: Zero Hunger PDF XLS
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being PDF XLS
SDG 4: Quality Education PDF XLS
SDG 5: Gender Equality PDF XLS
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation PDF XLS
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy PDF XLS
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth PDF XLS
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure PDF XLS
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities PDF XLS
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities PDF XLS
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production PDF XLS
SDG 13: Climate Action PDF XLS
SDG 14: Life below Water PDF XLS
SDG 15: Life on Land PDF XLS
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions PDF XLS
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals PDF XLS

Part II. Region at a Glance [click to expand]

The Regional Trends and Tables are grouped into eight themes, People; Economy and Output; Money, Finance, and Prices; Globalization; Transport and Communications; Energy and Electricity; Environment; and Government and Governance. Each has a brief analysis of key trends of selected indicators highlighting important recent developments in Asia and the Pacific.

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

Part III. Global Value Chains [click to expand]

Select indicators depict Asia and the Pacific economies’ participation in global value chains (GVCs), and their sector-specific comparative advantage in terms of exports. Participation in GVCs involves cross-border trading transactions of inputs used in different stages of production—from raw materials, to intermediate inputs, up to the final products purchased by the end consumers.

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Aggregate Sector Revealed Comparative Advantage, 2010-2017 XLS
Value-Added Decomposition of Exports of Aggregate Sectors, 2010-2017 XLS
Value-Added Exports of Aggregate Sectors by Various Measures, 2010-2017 XLS
Vertical Specialization Disaggregated for Select Industries, 2010-2017 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2000 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2010 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2011 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2012 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2013 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2014 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2015 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2016 XLS
Bilateral Sector Indicators, 2017 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2000 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2010 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2011 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2012 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2013 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2014 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2015 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2016 XLS
Export Decomposition, 2017 XLS

Statistics by Economy

These tables for the 48 ADB regional member economies contain information on a wide range of statistical indicators on population, labor force, national accounts, production and price indexes, energy, money and banking, government finance, external trade, balance of payments, international reserves, exchange rates, and external indebtedness.

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
  • Industry and trade
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • 316
  • 8.5 x 11
  • FLS189512-3
  • 978-92-9261-252-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-253-5 (electronic)
  • 0116-3000

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