The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission
for Western Asia (ESCWA) is pleased to present the
twenty-seventh issue of the Statistical Abstract of the
ESCWA Region for 2007.
This Abstract presents time series statistics and
indicators for all thirteen ESCWA countries covering
economic and social issues.
The Abstract is divided into ten chapters, on the
following topics: population; education; health;
national accounts; energy; water; transport; foreign
trade; financial statistics and prices; and information
and communication technology.
The data contained in the Abstract were obtained mainly
from national statistical sources in the ESCWA region,
either through responses to ESCWA questionnaires or from
statistical abstracts and bulletins issued by official
authorities in member countries. The Abstract also
relies on data issued by international organizations and
agencies, giving priority to United Nations sources.