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 year’s edition.