Data Base of Social, Economic and Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean
(15 September 2006) Beginning today, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) makes available to researchers and the general public its CEPALSTAT data base of social, economic and environmental indicators.
This new computational tool developed by the UN regional commission is posted on its website at the following link.
CEPALSTAT merges the suite of existing ECLAC data bases (BADEINSO, BADEPAG, BADEIMA and SIAGRO) and incorporates new statistics and economic indicators. Figures, estimates and projections not developed directly by ECLAC come from national statistics bureaus, central banks and other international institutions.
CEPALSTAT is organized in three sections:
Statistics and social indicators
Poverty and income distribution
Millennium Development Goals.
Statistics and economic indicators
Annual and quarterly national accounts
Indicators of global and industrial economic activity
Employment and remuneration
Public finance statistics
Agriculture and agricultural products statistics.
Environmental statistics and indicators
Air: consumption of substances that deplete the ozone layer, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and concentration of particles, gases and heavy metals
Water: water quality and water residues
Seas and coastal areas: fishing and aquiculture
Land and soil: land use and agriculture
Biota: protected areas, flora and fauna
Energy: production, consumption and coverage of electricity networks
Disasters: natural disasters
Urban environment: human settlements, transport, waste
The CEPALSTAT data base of social, economic and environmental indicators can be viewed at ECLAC's website. For more information, contact Claudio Aravena, ECLAC Statistics and Economic Projections Division. E-mail claudio.aravenacepal.org. Tel: (56-2) 210-2597.