Statistical tables provide comprehensive, up-to-date data on social, demographic, and economic development on more than 100 World Bank member countries and territories. Data focus on national accounts, international transactions, and other indicators of development. Data are organized into two series: country statistics and topical statistics.
Most of the country statistics are concerned with national accounts and international transactions (foreign trade, balance of payments, and external debt). These statistics include current gross national product (GNP) per capita; origin and use of resources; gross domestic product (GDP); GDP at factor cost by sector; resource balance; domestic absorption; gross domestic savings; domestic price inflators; manufacturing activity; monetary holdings; government deficit or surplus; foreign trade; balance of payments; external debt; and, social indicators.
The topical statistics series recasts some indicators from country statistics series to analyze how low- and middle-income economies have fared in recent decades. Selected topics include GNP per capita; gross national income per capita; private consumption per capita; gross domestic investment per capita; gross national income; GDP; sectoral contribution to growth of GDP; percentage of GDP attributed to domestic investment, savings, and private consumption; and, value and growth of merchandise imports and exports.
Much of the time series are based on national sources as collected by World Bank regional economists. Other data are obtained from other international organizations (e.g., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the International Monetary Fund). Some data are estimated by World Bank staff. A description of sources and methods for major categories is found in the World Tables report.
As far as practical, the economic indicators conform to the United Nations' System of National Accounts (SNA), and social indicators conform to methodologies of specialized agencies within the United Nations. In some areas of economic statistics, additional guidelines have been developed that are broadly in line with the SNA but differ in some respects.
A concerted effort is made to standardize data and to note exceptions to standards. However, full comparability cannot be assured. The data are drawn from sources thought to be the most authoritative, but much are subject to considerable margins of error. This is particularly true for data for the most recent year. Moreover, intercountry and intertemporal comparisons always involve complex technical problems, which have no full and unequivocal solution.
Data are from the World Development Indicators 2001 CD-ROM
The World Bank compiles and disseminates country estimates that it uses to assess economic and social trends in developing countries. Other economies are covered to the extent that they provide internationally comparable measures in readily usable form. These statistics are published in the Bank's annual publications Trends in Developing Economies (printed report and data diskette) and World Tables (printed report through 1995 and CD-ROM thereafter) are used to measure trends in groups of countries as reported by the Bank in World Development Report (printed report) and World Development Indicators (data diskette), and appear in the Bank's annual The World Bank Atlas as maps, charts, and graphs.
Million Constant 1995 US$
GEO Data Category:
Economy, external debts, total, regional level
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Statistics Data Info
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or
% of area or % of countries) on an annual basis.
The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
The data is recalculated from Current US$ used in the World Development Indicators 2001.
Current US$ is based on the World Bank's currency index for the period 1970 to 2010 with the
base year 1995.
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
Data from 1993 onwards are estimates and reflect borrowing by the former Yugoslavia that are
not yet allocated to the successor republics.
Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or
services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed
long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having
an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt.
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva.
Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).