Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 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).
The vital data within Key Indicators are now accessible in a digitized format, with the new Key Indicators Database.
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.
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.
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.
|China, People's Republic of||XLS|
|Hong Kong, China||XLS|
|Korea, Republic of||XLS|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||XLS|
|Micronesia, Federated States of||XLS|
|Papua New Guinea||XLS|