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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010

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The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB's website. The special chapter in Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 "The Rise of Asia's Middle Class" looks at the growth and impacts of the region's rapidly expanding middle class, and resulting economic and policy implications.
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB. Data are grouped under MDG and Regional Tables. Nontechnical explanations and brief analyses of the MDG achievements and economic, financial, social, and environmental developments are included. The regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set of country tables. The country tables are not available in printed form but are available in CD-ROM and through ADB's website. The special chapter in Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010 "The Rise of Asia's Middle Class" looks at the growth and impacts of the region's rapidly expanding middle class, and resulting economic and policy implications.

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© 2010 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published 2010.Printed in the Philippines.ISSN 0116-3000Publication Stock No. FLS101688Cataloging-In-Publication DataAsian Development Bank.Key Indicators or Asia and the Paciic 2010.Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2010.1. economic indicators 2. inancial indicators 3. social indicators 4. energy and environmental indicators5. millennium development goals 6. inrastructure indicators 7. governance indicatorsI. Asian Development Bank.The views expressed in this book do not necessarily relect the views and policies o theAsian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board o Governors or the governments they represent.ADB does not guarantee the accuracy o the data included in this publication and accepts noresponsibility or any consequence o their use.By making any designation o or reerence to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using theterm “country” in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or otherstatus o any territory or area.ADB encourages printing or copying inormation exclusively or personal and noncommercial use withproper acknowledgment o ADB. Users are restricted rom reselling, redistributing, or creating derivativeworks or commercial purposes without the express, written consent o ADB.Asian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, PhilippinesTel +63 2 632 4444Fax +63 2 636 2444www.adb.org/Statistics
 
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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacic 2010
Foreword
Key Indicators or Asia and the Pacifc 2010 (Key Indicators 2010)
, the 41st edition o this series, is a statistical databook presenting economic, nancial, social, and environmental indicators or the 48 regional members o the AsianDevelopment Bank. It presents a special chapter in Part Ithis year on the role o Asia’s middle class in global anddomestic economiesollowed by statistical tables with short, non-technical commentaries on economic, nancial, social,and environmental developments. In Part II, the rst set o statistical tables and commentaries looks at the
MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDGs)
and progress in the region toward achieving key targets. In Part III, the second set is groupedinto seven themes providing a broader picture o economic, nancial, social, and environmental developments.The special chapter discusses original evidence-based research and studies o select countries to highlight and understandthe importance o Asia’s emerging middle class. It contends that its expansion is crucial to greater, more ecient, andinclusive poverty reduction in the region. Yet as the middle class expands it also creates many new challenges. The chapterstresses that much o the middle class exists only just above poverty levels, leaving it highly vulnerable to alling back.Additionally, as incomes rise and liestyles change, it will create new environmental and health challenges. Policies areneeded that both bolster the new status o the middle class and deal with the adverse consequences.This issue o 
Key Indicators
, or many variables, also contains statistics detailing the impact o the global economic crisison Asia’s economies, starting in the second hal o 2008 and through 2009 as economies around the world contracted.Comparisons o these data with the pre-crisis years up to 2007 show how the crisis aected economic growth, internationaltrade, infation, government revenue and scal balance, international tourism, and other key variables. The crisis seems notto have had as serious an impact on Asia and the Pacic as had been eared in 2008. Most o the larger economies provedresilient, and governments met shrinking domestic demand with extraordinary spending measures, allowing decits torise to boost nal demand. The crisis did nonetheless interrupt the strong growth trends seen beore 2007. Its cost is to bemeasured in the gains orgone in the slowdown.The statistics or monitoring progress toward the MDGs, which stop at 2008 or most variables, do not yet capture theimpact o the global crisis. In Part II, the assessments o country progress toward the MDGs are made strictly on the basiso the trends o indicators observed in the past. Future issues o 
Key Indicators
may change these assessments as post-crisis data become available.New statistical indicators in this edition include international tourism, motor vehicles in use, and production o and uelsources or electricity. Statistics on malaria have been reintroduced ollowing extensive revision by the World HealthOrganization. Part III’s regional tables are largely based on a comprehensive set o country tables. These country tablesare provided on a CD-ROM at the back o this publication and on ADB’s website, rather than in print.We appreciate the cooperation o the governments and international agencies that provided data, enhancing this year’sissue. We hope
Key Indicators
will remain a valuable resource or monitoring the region’s progress and addressing itsdevelopment challenges.Haruhiko KurodaPresident

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