Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021

Publication | August 2021

This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • $59.00 (paperback)

The vital data within Key Indicators are now accessible in a digitized format, with the new Key Indicators Database.

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The report covers the 49 regional members of ADB. It discusses trends in development progress and the challenges to achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth across Asia and the Pacific. This 52nd edition discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the challenges of meeting development targets, which needed urgent attention even before the global health crisis began.

To put into practice the “leave no one behind” principle of the SDGs, the availability of more detailed and informative data is crucial. With the pandemic intensifying society’s reliance on digital platforms for remote working and learning, as well as for shopping and entertainment, the 2021 report features a special supplement, Capturing the Digital Economy: A Proposed Measurement Framework and Its Applications,which is rooted in input-output analysis and uses readily available national accounts data. The study provides a sound basis on which to assess the relative importance of the digital economy in national and global production processes.

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

The regional 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. This chapter also presents analysis of key trends for select indicators, highlighting important recent developments in Asia and the Pacific.

Part III. Global Value Chains [click to expand]

This chapter depicts participation in global value chains by economies of Asia and the Pacific, and their sector-specific comparative advantage in terms of exports. Participation in value chains 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.

Part IV. Stories Behind the Data [click to expand]

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to invest in generating timely data that can inform and assess effective policies and interventions, especially during periods of uncertainty. This chapter presents recent initiatives by national statistical systems to meet the demand for timely data, and addresses how such initiatives have been accelerated by the pandemic.

Statistics by Economy

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

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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
Fiji PDF XLS
Georgia PDF XLS
Hong Kong, China PDF XLS
India PDF XLS
Indonesia PDF XLS
Japan 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
Nauru PDF XLS
Nepal PDF XLS
New Zealand PDF XLS
Niue PDF XLS
Pakistan PDF XLS
Palau PDF XLS
Papua New Guinea PDF XLS
Philippines PDF XLS
Samoa 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
Tonga PDF XLS
Turkmenistan PDF XLS
Tuvalu PDF XLS
Uzbekistan PDF XLS
Vanuatu PDF XLS
Viet Nam PDF XLS

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Poverty
  • Statistics
Pages
  • 390
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • FLS210322-3
ISBN
  • 978-92-9269-020-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-021-2 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-022-9 (e-book)

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