OECD 2015-2016 Fact Book (in English & German)

An invaluable and comprehensive source of statistical information, providing more than 100 indicators is now available for the 2015-2016 year in both English and German, as well as French (see the links below).

The OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data. Each table is accompanied by a link to an Excel spreadsheet enabling the user to access the data.

Topics covered include population and migration; production; household income, wealth and debt; globalisation, trade and foreign direct investment (FDI); prices, interest rates and exchange rates; energy and transportation; labour, employment and unemployment; science and technology including research and development (R&D); environment including natural resources, water, air and climate; education resources and outcomes; government expenditures, debt, revenues, taxes, foreign aid; and, health status, risk and resources.

The Fact Book (as well as older editions) can be found at the OECD Library (in English, German, and French)

Photo credit: “http://www.colourbox.com”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from the OECD Publications and The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

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