International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics series
This is the nineteenth issue of UNIDO’s annual publication, the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics. The Yearbook succeeded the Handbook of Industrial Statistics which was published biennially by UNIDO up to 1992. At the same time, it replaced the United Nations’ Industrial Statistics Yearbook, volume I (General Industrial Statistics), which was discontinued after its 1991 edition published in 1993. These changes were in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations Statistical Commission at its twenty-seventh session, namely that UNIDO, in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), assumes responsibility for the collection and dissemination of world-wide general industrial statistics, effective 1994. The present Yearbook pertains to the manufacturing sector only. UNIDO has also released a separate biennial publication World Statistics on Mining and Utilities 2012.