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Anuario Estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe 2005 = Statistical Yearbook of Latin America and the Caribbean 2005

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  • NU. CEPAL. División de Estadísticas
UN symbol.: LC/G.2311-P ISBN: 9210210573 438 p. : gráfs., tabls. Editorial: CEPAL July 2006


The 2005 edition of the Statistical Yearbook for Latin
America and the Caribbean introduces a series of important
modifi cations, both in content and design, the objective
being to refl ect the changes in the demand of researchers
who analyse the economic and social situation of the
region and to incorporate the technological advances that
modify the modes of dissemination and use of statistical
This year’s issue of the Yearbook is made up of four
chapters. The fi rst covers demographic and social indicators,
which attest to the special effort made to incorporate the
gender dimension in statistical information. The second
chapter presents basic economic, trade and balance-ofpayments
statistics as well as national accounts. Refl ecting
the growing concern of the regional and international
community for sustainable development, the third chapter
provides available information on the environment and
natural resources.
Given the abundance of different and, at times,
contradictory data now accessible to researchers through
the Internet, special attention must be paid to the technical
specifi cations relating to the source of the data as well as
their defi nition and coverage. This information is presented
in the fourth chapter, which deals with methodology and