The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is pleased to present the thirty-third issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region for 2013.
The Abstract presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in ESCWA member countries.
The publication is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force; education and illiteracy; health; gender equality; air pollution; national accounts; energy; industry; transport; foreign trade; financial statistics and prices; and information and communications technology.
Data contained in the Abstract were primarily collected from national statistical sources in member countries, either through responses to questionnaires prepared by ESCWA or from statistical abstracts and bulletins issued by official authorities in member countries. The Abstract also relies on data issued by international organizations and mainly by specialized United Nations entities.