The Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the
Caribbean seeks to respond to the demands of users who
require reliable and sound statistical information in order to
analyse the economic, social and environmental situation
of the region.
This edition of the Statistical Yearbook is similar in
structure to the 2010 edition as no significant changes have
been made in terms of content or design.
The Yearbook comprises four chapters. The first
covers demographic and social indicators, reflecting
special efforts to mainstream the gender perspective
in statistical information. The second chapter presents
economic statistics relating to trade, the balance of
payments and prices, as well as national accounts. The
statistical series are expressed in constant dollars at
2005 prices, not year 2000 prices as in previous editions.
The third chapter provides the quantitative information
available on the environment. While priority is given to
data from international sources, the electronic version also
includes the data available and compiled by the Economic
Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
(ECLAC) on each of the countries of the region. The
data presented here are the same as those included in last