Pocket World in Figures by The Economist

By The Economist

* greater than 200,000 copies bought all over the world every year* For greater than 25 years, Pocket global in Figures has been informing and pleasing readers all over the world with its combination of the intense, the quirky and the downright fantastic. the place else might you discover out, in one quantity, mammoth Mac will fee you two times as a lot in Israel as one in South Africa, that Rwanda, Bolivia and Cuba have the top share of ladies in parliament or that the united states area finances is six occasions that of its nearest rival, China? The 2017 version once more contains facts from over a hundred ninety nations, provided in a chain of scores and state profiles. As regularly, the ratings will conceal topics as varied as geography and demographics, enterprise, economics and finance and society and tradition. yet this time, the ebook also will exhibit the Economist's power in info journalism by way of together with a chain of charts and graphs to complement the ratings. the recent version also will contain a sequence of quiz questions designed to make the ebook an excellent extra integral consultant for an individual who desires to be well-informed concerning the global round them.

Show description

Read Online or Download Pocket World in Figures PDF

Best business books

The Art of Closing Any Deal: How to Be a Master Closer in Everything You Do

Displaying tips to learn the customer's feelings, this vintage offers readers the interior wisdom to beat any barrier and effectively make the shut whenever.

SCBCD Exam Study Kit: Java Business Component Developer Certification for EJB

There's most likely no Java certification extra useful to you than sunlight qualified enterprise part Developer CX-310-090. To move you would like a readable, no-nonsense e-book targeted like a laser beam at the examination ambitions. SCBCD examination research equipment is that booklet. The examine equipment makes definite you first comprehend the entire techniques you want to understand, huge and small, after which covers each examination subject.

How to Form Your Own Corporation: With Forms

A advisor to making an organization, from the idea that to getting up and working. provides the professionals and cons of incorporation, assisting the reader make a decision which kind of company could be the top. bargains felony and tax info, kinds, and net addresses the place additional info is found. prior version: c1998.

Additional resources for Pocket World in Figures

Sample text

C Includes: maize (corn), barley, sorghum, rye, oats and millet. 2 Aluminium Top 10 producersd ‘000 tonnes 1 China 2 Russia 3 Canada 4 United States 5 Australia 6 Brazil 7 Norway 8 South Africa 9 India 10 United Arab Emirates Precious metals Gold a Top 10 producers tonnes 1 South Africa 2 Australia 3 United States 4 China 5 Russia 6 Peru 7 Indonesia 8 Canada 9 Uzbekistan 10 Papua New Guinea Platinum Top 3 producers tonnes 1 South Africa 2 Russia 3 North America a Mine production. b Refined consumption.

8 60 WORLD RANKINGS The business world Global competitiveness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Overall United States Hong Kong Singapore Iceland Denmark Australia Canada Switzerland Luxembourg Finland Ireland Norway Austria Sweden Netherlands Japan Taiwan China Estonia United Kingdom New Zealand Malaysia Chile Israel Germany Belgium India Czech Republic Thailand France Spain South Korea Slovakia Colombia Hungary Greece Portugal South Africa Slovenia Jordan Bulgaria Philippines Turkey Brazil Government Hong Kong Singapore Denmark Iceland Finland Australia Ireland Switzerland Canada Norway Estonia New Zealand Chile United States Austria Luxembourg China Netherlands Malaysia Thailand Sweden Slovakia Taiwan United Kingdom South Africa Japan Israel Germany Czech Republic India Colombia Belgium Jordan Spain Hungary Portugal Bulgaria Russia Philippines Greece South Korea France Slovenia Mexico Infrastructure United States Japan Denmark Switzerland Singapore Sweden Finland Norway Germany Iceland Canada Austria Belgium Hong Kong Israel Netherlands Australia Taiwan France Luxembourg United Kingdom South Korea New Zealand Ireland Czech Republic Spain Malaysia Hungary Greece Portugal Estonia Slovenia China Italy Jordan Colombia Slovakia Chile Poland Bulgaria Argentina Thailand Croatia Russia Notes: Rankings reflect assessments for the ability of a country to achieve sustained high rates of GDP growth per head.

39 Patents No. of patents granted to residents Total, 2002 1 Japan 110,053 2 United States 86,551 3 Taiwan 26,964 4 South Korea 24,984 5 Germany 19,593 6 Russia 14,454 7 France 10,737 8 China 5,913 9 United Kingdom 4,452 10 Netherlands 2,929 11 Italy 2,298 12 Sweden 1,795 13 Switzerland 1,746 14 Spain 1,564 15 Australia 1,415 16 Austria 1,349 17 Canada 1,193 18 Poland 875 19 Belgium 783 20 Romania 696 a 2001 b 2000 c 1997 d 1998 No. of patents in force Per 100,000 people, 2002 1 Luxembourg 5,804 2 Switzerland 1,152 3 Sweden 1,105 4 Singapore 864 5 Japan 860 6 Belgium 851 7 Taiwan 834 8 Ireland 831 9 Netherlands 776 10 Denmark 701 11 France 602 12 Canada 554 13 United Kingdom 551 14 South Korea 516 15 United States 511 16 Australia 502 17 Germany 457 18 Finland 394 19 Spain 377 20 Portugal 281 e 1996 64 WORLD RANKINGS Business costs and FDI Office rents Occupation costa, $ per square metre, August 2005 1 London (West End), UK 1,923 15 Frankfurt, Germany 684 2 Tokyo (Inner Central), 16 Bristol, UK 680 Japan 1,411 16 Glasgow, UK 680 3 Tokyo (Outer Central), 18 Paris (La Defense), France 679 Japan 1,328 19 Seoul, South Korea 665 4 London (City), UK 1,282 20 Milan, Italy 656 5 Paris, France 964 21 Aberdeen, UK 617 6 Moscow, Russia 918 22 Munich, Germany 615 7 Dublin, Ireland 874 23 Mumbai, India 607 8 Edinburg, UK 816 24 Geneva, Switzerland 599 8 Hong Kong 816 25 Luxembourg City, 10 Manchester, UK 796 Luxembourg 588 11 Leeds, UK 748 26 Jersey, UK 583 12 Zurich, Switzerland 731 27 New York 13 Birmingham, UK 728 (MT Manhattan), US 578 14 Dubai, UAE 704 28 Madrid, Spain 569 Employment costs Pay, social security and other benefits, $ per hr.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 40 votes