DESA News Vol. 11, No. 3 March 2007

Publications and websites

Statistical compilations

Trends in Total Migrant Stock Trends in Total Migrant Stock: The 2005 Revision

This online database contains estimates on the number of international migrants in each country or area of the world as of 1 July of the years 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. The estimates are presented for both sexes combined and separately, with information on the estimated number of refugees, the total population, the growth rate of the migrant stock, the percentage of international migrants in the population, the percentage of female migrants among all international migrants, the percentage of international migrants by major area or region, and the percentage of refugees among all international migrants. A CD-ROM version of the database is also available for purchase.

For more information: http://esa.un.org/migration/index.asp.
To order the CD-ROM: http://unp.un.org/details.aspx?entry=E06118.

Standard International Trade Classification Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 4

This publication provides codes for and descriptions of all of the 2970 SITC, Rev. 4 basic headings and corresponding HS07 subheading codes. Three appendices include correspondence tables correlating the subheadings of HS07 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4, the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 3, and the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 3 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4. Many countries and national and international organizations continue to use SITC for various purposes, such as for the study of long-term trends in international merchandise trade and aggregation of traded commodities into classes more suitable for economic analysis. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish editions will be released at a future date. Publication symbol: ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/34/Rev.4. Sales number: E.06.XVII.10.

For more information and to order: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcst.asp?Cl=28.

National Accounts Statistics National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2004

This print publication contains detailed national accounts statistics in national currencies of 176 countries or areas for the years 1993 to 2004. It has two volumes with 1400 pages for each volume. The national accounts statistics include aggregates such as gross domestic product, national income, saving, household and government consumption expenditure including detailed consumption classes of products, gross capital formation, exports and imports, value added by economic activities and relations among product, income, final consumption, saving, gross capital formation and net lending. In addition, the two volumes contain detailed accounts for institutional sectors from production, generation of income, allocation of primary income, secondary distribution of income, use of disposable income, capital, and financial accounts. Statistics for each country or area are presented in chapters with uniform table headings and classifications as recommended in the United Nations System of National Accounts. A summary of the SNA conceptual framework is included. Publication symbol ST/ESA/STAT/SER.X/35 (parts I and II). Sales number: E.05.XVII.8.

An electronic version of the 2005 yearbook with detailed national accounts statistics of 178 countries or areas for the years 1994 to 2005 can also be purchased online.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/nasp.htm

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and MBS Online Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and MBS Online

MBS provides monthly statistics on more than 50 indicators from over 200 countries and areas, together with special tables illustrating important economic developments. Quarterly data for significant world and regional aggregates are included regularly.

Vol. LX, no. 12, Dec. 2006, ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/408

Special features in this issue: retail price indices relating to living expenditures of United Nations officials; fuel imports of developed economies (unit value and volume indices, value); registration of new motor vehicles; external trade conversion factors; manufactured goods exports (unit value indices, volume indices and value).

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs/


Outreach material
The Road to Doha

The Road to Doha

A monthly newsletter called The Road to Doha, which is jointly produced by the Financing for Development Office and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service, was launched in February. The aim of the newsletter is to keep stakeholders informed of the latest developments and events leading to the International Conference to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus to be held in Doha, Qatar in the second half of 2008.

For more information: : http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/indexNewsletter.htm



Population wall charts

Population wall charts

The Population Division has recently released a series of wall charts: on urban and rural areas (2005), urban agglomerations (2005), and population ageing (2006).

For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm





Websites
Searchable archive of publications on environmental-economic accounting

Searchable archive of publications on environmental-economic accounting

A searchable archive of publications on environmental-economic accounting has been developed by the Statistics Division under the auspices of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting with the aim of facilitating the work of statisticians, researchers and practitioners in the field. The archive includes bibliographic information on methodological publications and country practices on environmental-economic accounting, as well as the full-text of cited works.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/envaccounting/ceea/archive/Introduction.asp