International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2012

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2012

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics series

UNIDO

A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector.

Explanatory notes

UNIDO

Subjects: economics and finance, industrial economics

Extract

Unless otherwise indicated, “manufacturing” includes the industry groups listed under major category D of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) [Statistical Papers, Series M, No.4/Rev.3 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.90.XVII.II)]. It should be noted that many countries have already made a switchover from their national industrial classification schemes that are based on, or related to, Revision 3 of ISIC to those based on, or related to, Revision 4 of ISIC [Statistical Papers, Series M, No.4/Rev.4 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.08.XVII.25)]. In these instances, “manufacturing” refers to section C in that classification. However, for few countries data are still presented in accordance with Revision 2 of ISIC [Statistical Papers, Series M, No.4/Rev.2 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.68.XVII.8)]. In these instances, “manufacturing” refers to major division 3 in that classification. ISIC code numbers are accompanied by a descriptive title (for example in the case of Revision 3 of ISIC, ISIC 2813: “Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot water boilers”). For considerations of space, however, the description is sometimes shortened (that is, ISIC 2813 may be described simply as “Steam generators”). For Revision 2, 3 and 4 of ISIC, all 2-, 3- and 4-digit codes and their corresponding descriptive titles are listed in appendix II to the introduction. In the presentation of several tables individual countries and areas are listed alphabetically, whenever appropriate, within two successive categories: industrialized countries and developing countries. Data relating to selected groups of countries are presented in part I....