Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012
Published: 6 November 2012
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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012
More than 4.2 billion people lived in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, constituting 60% of the world’s population...
Fertility rates have declined in the region; in 2011, the region-wide fertility rate was equal to the “replacement rate” (2.1 births per woman)...
The Asia-Pacific region has the highest ratio of boys to girls in the world...
The elderly numbered 301 million in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011...
Urbanization in the Asia-Pacific region is increasing, along with the rest of the world...
In 2010, the Asia-Pacific region was host to 53 million international migrants...
In 2011, 2.4 million infants and 3.0 million children under 5 died in the Asia-Pacific region —representing a 4% reduction from 2010 mortality rates...
The maternal mortality ratio in the Asia-Pacific region declined by more than 50% during the past two decades, from 379 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 146 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010...
In 2010, in the Asia-Pacific region, 191,066 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), an increase from 2009...
Malaria affected 10.6 million people in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010...
Although the incidence rate of tuberculosis declined during the last two decades in the Asia-Pacific region, 5.9 million new cases were reported in 2010...
In the Asia-Pacific region smoking prevalence is higher among men than women...
In the last two decades, in the Asia-Pacific region, female participation in the labour force declined overall, but increased in the non-agricultural sectors...
Women’s access to land and property remains “very limited” in some countries in the Asia-Pacific region...
In almost all countries in the Asia-Pacific region, women remain underrepresented in national and local politics...
The number of people living in extreme poverty in the Asia-Pacific region declined from about 1.7 billion in 1990 to 0.8 billion in 2010...
In 2010, in the Asia-Pacific region, 380 million people lacked access to improved water sources and 1.74 billion lacked access to improved sanitation...
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 50% (up from 38% in 1990) of the world’s total CO
emissions in 2009...
In 2009, the Asia-Pacific region produced more energy than any other region in the world, accounting for 46% of total global production...
In 2009, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 30% of the world’s primary forest and 54% of the world’s planted forest...
Natural disasters killed (on average) more than 70,000 people every year during the past decade in the Asia-Pacific region, and in 2011 the mortality from natural disasters was particularly high for East and North-East Asia...
Defying the ongoing world financial crisis, the Asia-Pacific region maintained positive GDP growth in 2010...
Monetary effects of the ongoing global financial crisis are also apparent in the Asia-Pacific region...
In 2010, compared to other regions, the Asia-Pacific region had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.6%...
Employment is higher for men than women...
In 2011, with 36% of total merchandise exports, the Asia-Pacific region surpassed Europe to become the top exporter of merchandise...
Trade dependence in the Asia-Pacific region has more than doubled since 1990...
In 2011, China was the top exporter and importer of services in the Asia-Pacific region...
In 2010, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to the Asia-Pacific region increased by 23%...
Overseas worker’s remittances contribute substantially to many countries in the Asia-Pacific region...
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for more than 50% of the world’s mobile-cellular population in 2008, and the number of subscribers continues to grow...
With over 1.1 billion users in 2011, the number of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region represents about half (49.7%) of the world's total Internet user population (2.3 billion)...
In 2011, over 30 million fixed (wired) broadband subscribers were added in China alone, which accounted for 50% of the increase in the total number of subscribers worldwide (60 million)...
In 2010, 20 of the world’s top container ports (in terms of throughput) were in the Asia-Pacific region, including the top five...
During the period 1995-2009, the overall demand for Asian and Pacific rail passenger transport services grew by 76%; freight transport grew by 89% to 2010...
Half of the substandard roadways in the Asian Highway network were upgraded to the minimum standard between 2004 and 2010...
In 2010, inbound tourist arrivals in the Asia-Pacific region totalled nearly 250 million (27% of the world’s total number of tourist arrivals)...
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for over 25% of the world’s total CO
emissions from transport in 2009...
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