Economic Survey of Asia and the Far East 1959
The present Survey is the thirteenth in a series of reports prepared annually by the secretariat of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. A major object of these Surveys, and of the quarterly Economic Bulletins which supplement them, is the analysis of recent economic developments in, and affecting, the countries of Asia and the Far East in so far as these developments are shaped by, and help to determine, their policies.
Following the usual pattern, part I of the present report gives a preliminary view of the economic situation in the ECAFE region in 1959. Part II is devoted to a review of foreign trade of the primary exporting countries in the region— the long-term (1928-1957) trends, and the prospects and problems.
The Survey is published solely on the responsibility of the secretariat, and the views expressed therein should not be attributed to the Commission or its member governments.