Statistic of the Day Archive

10/15/2013
In the United Kingdom, coal production was down by 8.5% in 2012 compared to 2011. Imports of coal were higher compared to 2011 (by 37.8%).
Provided by Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2013

10/14/2013
Electricity generated from renewable sources in the United Kingdom in 2012 increased by 19% on a year earlier, and accounted for 11.3% of total electricity generation, up from 9.4% in 2011.
Provided by Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2013

10/13/2013
Exports of goods increased by 2.3% and imports by 3.1% in the quarter ended in August 2013, when compared with the period June 2012 to August 2012, which led to a EUR 163.6 million increase in the deficit of the trade balance and to a 0.6 p.p. decrease in the coverage rate.
Provided by Statistics Portugal

10/12/2013
During the 2010–11 U.S. school year, 11 homicides of school‐age youth occurred at school.
Provided by Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

10/11/2013
The percentage of hate crimes motivated by religious bias more than doubled in the U.S., from 10% during 2003-06 to 21% during 2007-11.
Provided by Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

10/10/2013
Gun-related homicides in the U.S. increased slightly between 2010 and 2011, from 11,078 to 11,101, which was down from a high of 18,253 in 1993.
Provided by Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

10/09/2013
The U.S. prison population declined during 2012 for the third consecutive year, falling to an estimated 1.57 million prisoners at yearend.
Provided by Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

10/08/2013
Thirty-five states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons held 3,082 inmates under a sentence of death during 2011, the eleventh consecutive year the number of inmates on death row declined.
Provided by Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

10/07/2013
Seventy percent of the organisations that have made Big Data investments "have moved past the early knowledge-gathering and strategy-formation phases and into piloting (44%) and deployment (25%)".
Provided by Gartner, Inc.

10/06/2013
Industries worldwide with the largest investments in Big Data are media and communications (35% have invested), banking (34%), and services (32%), while government (16%) and utilities (17%) are laggards.
Provided by Gartner, Inc.

10/05/2013
More than one third—37.8%—of U.S. businesses have invested in Big Data, ahead of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which is at 26.8%; Asia-Pacific, which is at 25.6%; and Latin America, which is a distant fourth at 17.8%.
Provided by Gartner, Inc.

10/04/2013
The most frequently used language at home is Latvian, which is used by 62.1% of population. The second-most-popular language is Russian, which is spoken by 37.2% of the country's population.
Provided by Statistics Latvia

10/03/2013
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $914 in July, virtually unchanged from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 1.3%.
Provided by Statistics Canada

10/02/2013
In August 2013 compared to July 2013 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels by 55.2%, transport diesel - by 0.5%, natural gas - by 5.0% and electricity - by 20.3%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases by 11.1% and unleaded motor gasoline - by 0.6%.
Provided by National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria

10/01/2013
In August 2013, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 1,888.6 billion yuan, up by 13.4% year-on-year (nominal growth rate). The real growth rate was 11.6%.
Provided by National Bureau of Statistics of China

09/30/2013
In the first half of 2013, world tourism growth was stronger in emerging economy destinations (+6%) than in advanced economies (+4%).
Provided by United Nations World Tourism Organization

09/29/2013
International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013, compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million.
Provided by United Nations World Tourism Organization

09/28/2013
In the second quarter of 2013, the labour force in the Republic of Macedonia numbered 952,327 persons, of which 678,467 were employed, while 273,860 were unemployed persons.
Provided by State Statistical Office

09/27/2013
Exports increased in April 2013 by 14.9% compared to March 2013 and increased by 22.3% compared to April 2012. Total value reached $74.2 million (U.S. dollar)..
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

09/26/2013
In Qatar, 22,500 people donated blood last year.
Provided by Qatar Statistics Authority

09/25/2013
In the U.S., more than 87% of 19 year olds held a drivers license in 1983; in 2011 only 69% held a license.
Provided by Connecticut Public Interest Research Group

09/24/2013
In the U.S., per capita vehicle miles traveled peaked in 2004 and had fallen 7.4 percent by the end of 2012. With the most recent statistics released for May 2013, cumulative miles driven for the previous 12 months was down a half billion miles compared to the same period a year earlier.
Provided by Connecticut Public Interest Research Group

09/23/2013
The annual rate of inflation, as measured by the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August 2013 was recorded at 7.1 percent compared to the 7.3 percent recorded in July 2013. This means that on average, prices increased by 7.1 percent between August 2012 and August 2013.
Provided by Central Statistical Office, Zambia

09/22/2013
In the United Kingdom, year-on-year estimates for August 2013 showed that the quantity bought in the retail industry increased by 2.1%.
Provided by Office for National Statistics

09/21/2013
Compared to August 2012, the average level of consumer prices in August 2013 was reduced by 0.2%. In comparison with the previous 12 months, the average level of consumer prices during the last 12 months has gone up by 0.6%.
Provided by Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

09/20/2013
Almost 5.6 billion passengers used regular bus and rail transport in Germany in the first half of 2013.
Provided by Germany Federal Statistical Office

09/19/2013
A total of 85,525 registrations of used motor vehicles was recorded in August.
Provided by Statistics Austria

09/18/2013
In July 2013, tourism accommodation establishments accounted for 5.3 million overnight stays, which stood for a positive year-on-year change rate of 3.8%, however lower than the one of July 2012 (+8.6%).
Provided by Statistics Portugal

09/17/2013
The mood among Dutch consumers improved in August. The consumer confidence index rose by 5 points from -38 in July to -33 in August.
Provided by Statistics Netherlands

09/16/2013
Life expectancy at birth in Malaysia for the year 2012 was 72.3 years for males and 77.2 years for females.
Provided by Department of Statistics Malaysia

09/15/2013
In Nigeria, building and construction contributed 3.27% to the GDP in the first quarter of this year.
Provided by National Bureau of Statistics (Nigeria)

09/14/2013
Thus far this year In Turkey, computer and Internet usage by individuals aged 16-74 were 49.9% and 48.9%, respectively. These rates were 48.7% and 47.4% in 2012.
Provided by Turkish Statistical Institute

09/13/2013
In the United Kingdom, compensation of employees, which includes both wages and salaries and pension contributions, increased by 2.4% in the second quarter of this year, the highest quarterly increase since the third quarter of 2000 when it also increased by 2.4%.
Provided by United Kingdom Office of National Statistics

09/12/2013
In 2012, goods in the amount of EUR 62 783,3 million were exported from the Slovak Republic. Compared with 2011, total exports increased by 10.6 %.
Provided by Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

09/11/2013
The number of marriages in South Korea in May was 30,800, which was an increase of 3,200 marriages or 11.6% year-on-year.
Provided by Statistics Korea

09/10/2013
The labor force participation rate in South Korea stood at 62.4 percent in July, up 0.2% year-on-year.
Provided by Statistics Korea

09/09/2013
In Dublin residential property prices grew by 3.3% in July and were 8.0% higher than a year ago.
Provided by Central Statistics Office of Ireland

09/08/2013
Worldwide literacy rates for adults and youth continue to rise. Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men. In 2011, 87% of female youth had basic literacy skills, compared to 92% of males.
Provided by UNNESCO Institute for Statistics

09/07/2013
In the first half of 2013 in Hungary, 41,709 children were born, or 4.5% fewer than a year earlier.
Provided by Hungarian Central Statistical Office

09/06/2013
The total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction and civil and underground engineering enterprises in Germany increased 9.2% in June from the same month of the previous year.
Provided by Federal Statistical Office (Germany)

09/05/2013
The total number of schools in Abu Dhabi Emirate varied over the period from 2007-08 to 2011- 12. More specifically, the number of schools in government education decreased from 305 in the school year 2007-08 to 268 schools in 2011-12, whereas the number of schools in private education increased from 174 in the school year 2007-08 to 183 schools in 2011-12.
Provided by Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi

09/04/2013
Zambia has recorded trade surpluses since January, with the highest valued at K 329 million recorded in April and the lowest trade surplus was recorded in February and was valued at K 133.2 million.
Provided by Zambia Central Statistical Office

09/03/2013
The annual Headline Inflation rate for the year ending July 2013 rose to 5.1% from the 3.6% registered for the year ended June 2013.
Provided by Uganda Bureau of Statistics

09/02/2013
The interest rate implicit in all contracts of mortgage loans to households for house purchases was 1.413% in July, down by 0.003 percentage points from the rate observed in the previous month.
Provided by Statistics Portugal

09/01/2013
In October 2011, the population of South Africa was 51,770,560 people—of which 51.3% were female and 48.7% were male.
Provided by Statistics South Africa

08/31/2013
In México, the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) recorded an increase of 0.26 percent in the first half of August compared to the previous fortnight, reaching annual inflation rate of 3.54%.
Provided by National Institute of Statistics and Geography (México)

08/30/2013
The number of the long-term unemployed--people who had been looking for a job for one year or longer--declined by 9,000 in the 2nd quarter compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Provided by Statistics Estonia

08/29/2013
The gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter a year earlier.
Provided by Statistics Estonia

08/28/2013
Euro area annual inflation was 1.6% in July, stable compared with the month previous. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%.
Provided by Eurostat

08/27/2013
Construction production in the Euro area was up by 0.7% in June compared with the previous month.
Provided by Eurostat

08/26/2013
On January 1, 2012, there were 2,744,765 dwellings in Denmark, of which 2,583,367 are occupied. Forty-four percent are one-family houses, 39% are dwellings in multifamily buildings, while the remainder are other types of dwellings.
Provided by Statistics Denmark

08/25/2013
In June 2013, the amount outstanding of shares/units issued by European-area investment funds other than money market funds was €78 billion lower than one quarter earlier in March. This decrease was due to a decline in share/unit prices, which was partially offset by net issues of shares/units.
Provided by European Central Bank

08/24/2013
Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.3% in the 12 months to July, following a 1.2% increase in June.
Provided by Statistics Canada

08/23/2013
The population of Belarus on July 1 was 9,459,800 people, a reduction of 4,000 since January of this year.
Provided by National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus

08/22/2013
At the end of November 2010 the resident population in Italy was 60,605,053. Compared with the beginning of 2010, this represented an increase of 0.44% or 264,725.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

08/21/2013
Compared with the previous quarter, the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013 after adjustment for price, seasonal and calendar variations.
Provided by Germany Federal Statistical Office

08/20/2013
In Hungary construction output increased year-on-year by 12.4% during June.
Provided by Hungarian Central Statistical Office

08/19/2013
As of January 1, 2012, the combined population of the 28 countries comprising the European Union was 506,820,764.
Provided by Eurostat

08/18/2013
Contractors took out building permits worth $6.6 billion in June, down 10.3% from May and the first decrease in six months. Despite this decline, the total value of building permits continued to trend upward.
Provided by Statistics Canada

08/17/2013
Times are changing...In 1976, a whopping 67 percent of 24 year olds had been married compared to just 14 percent in 2011.
Provided by Australian Bureau of Statistics

08/16/2013
The population of Northern Ireland on Census Day 2011 (March 27) was 1,810,863, which is an increase of 7% on the 2001 Census.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

08/15/2013
Americans spent $11.8 billion on bottled water in 2012
Provided by Business Insider

08/14/2013
Americans account for 15% of total world consumption of bottled water, which stands at about 61.4 billion gallons annually.
Provided by Business Insider

08/13/2013
At an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, consumers in the United States are spending 300 times the cost of tap water to drink bottled water.
Provided by Business Insider

08/12/2013
Poland is the second-largest rye supplier with 20% of the world's production.
Provided by Central Statistical Office of Poland

08/11/2013
The volume of Polish exports grew about 190% over the last decade and the volume of imports grew more than 120%
Provided by Central Statistical Office of Poland

08/10/2013
Polish women live longer than men: life expectance for women is 80.9 years while it is 72.4 years for men.
Provided by Central Statistical Office of Poland

08/09/2013
It takes 32 days on average to complete trade-related procedures in South Asia.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

08/08/2013
Nearly 1.73 billion poor people in Asia and the Pacific are living on less than $2 a day.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

08/07/2013
The estimated population of Palestine at the end of 2012 was 4.35 million of whom 2.21 million were men and 2.14 million were women.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

08/06/2013
Between 2000 and 2010, Costa Rica increased its land covered by forest from 46.5% in 2000 to 51% in 2010.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

08/05/2013
In 1990, 1.4% of seats in national parliament in Japan were held by women. By 2012, that percentage had increased to 10.8%.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

08/04/2013
Between 1990 and 2010, the proportion of the population in Bangladesh using an improved sanitation facility increased from 39% to 56%.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

08/03/2013
In the United Kingdom over the past year there was a reduction in the proportion of people rating their anxiety at a higher level of 6 or more out of 10 falling from 21.8% to 20.9%.
Provided by Office for National Statistics

08/02/2013
In the United Kingdom over the past year the proportion of people rating their life satisfaction as 7 or more out of 10 rose from 75.9% to 77.0%.
Provided by Office for National Statistics

08/01/2013
The United States had 150 million telephone lines as of 2011. The Democratic Republic of Congo had 42,031.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

07/31/2013
67% fewer children die now in Northern Africa than they did in 1990, meaning that the region has achieved the MDG 4 target.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

07/30/2013
In 2010, 89% of the world's population was using improved water sources, up from 76% in 1990.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

07/29/2013
The share of urban slum residents in the developing world declined from 39.3% in 2000 to 32.7% in 2012.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

07/28/2013
In Italy in May, the CPI 0.2 held steady compared with the previous month and increased by 1.1% year over year.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

07/27/2013
In italy in the first quarter of 2013, GDP decreased by 0.6% over the previous quarter and by 2.4% year-over-year
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

07/26/2013
There was a 1.4% decrease in poultry meat production to 17,100 tons in 2012 in Abu Dhabi
Provided by Statistics Centre--Abu Dhabi

07/25/2013
In Abu Dhabi there was 34.9% growth in the production of table eggs in 2012 to approximately 203.1 million eggs worth United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) 83.6 million.
Provided by Statistics Centre--Abu Dhabi

07/24/2013
Twenty-six commerical farms in Abu Dhabi make up 94 percent of cattle farms in the Emirate.
Provided by Statistics Centre--Abu Dhabi

07/23/2013
For every 10 inhabitants on the island of Cyrus there are seven registered cars while two in 1,000 people have reported to police they had been in an accident during the course of a year.
Provided by Cyprus Statistical Service

07/22/2013
In Northern Ireland, the median gross weekly earnings for 2012 was £360.20.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency

07/21/2013
In Northern Ireland, the total expenditure on health care during 2011/12 was £4.4 billion.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency

07/20/2013
As of 31st March 2013, there were 16,468 (14,157.8 whole-time equivalent) qualified nurses & midwives working in Health & Social Care organisations and 3,883 (3,638.5 whole-time equivalent) medical doctors.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency

07/19/2013
In 2012, there were 25,269 births registered in Northern Ireland, half of which were to mothers aged 30 or more continuing the trend towards later childbearing.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency

07/18/2013
Updated preliminary findings from the Anguilla Population and Housing Census 2011 indicate that the enumerated population at the Visitation Record (VR) stage was 13,037 persons. The figures indicate that there was a 12.8% increase in the total population over the 2001 census figure of 11,561.
Provided by Anguilla Statistics Department

07/17/2013
The Anguilla Consumer Price Index for the first quarter of 2013 showed the change in an overall negative inflation rate of 0.6%. Over the last 12 months, consumer prices rose 1.7%, on average.
Provided by Anguilla Statistics Department

07/16/2013
Women in the United States make up 45% of the overall science and engineering workforce and hold 28% of science and engineering jobs.
Provided by National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

07/15/2013
Nearly 22 million persons classified as scientists and engineers were employed in the United States as of October 2010.
Provided by National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

07/14/2013
Twenty-two out of 100 girls in South Asia give birth by age 18. Four of these girls are 15 or younger.
Provided by United Nations Population Fund

07/13/2013
28 out of 100 girls in Central and Western Africa give birth by age 18.
Provided by United Nations Population Fund

07/12/2013
More than 87 percent of New Zealanders feel they have "excellent, very good or good" health and are "satisfied or very satisfied" with their lives.
Provided by Statistics New Zealand

07/11/2013
Nineteen out of 100 girls in developing countries give birth by age 18.
Provided by United Nations Population Fund

07/10/2013
The number of Kiwis leaving the country has grown by 300,000 a year since 2007, from 1.9 million to 2.2 million in 2012.
Provided by Statistics New Zealand

07/09/2013
International visitor arrivals to Anguilla for both tourists and excursionists for April 2013 increased 9.5% compared to the same period last year, with arrivals totalling 13,787 visitors. Tourist arrivals this period were up 0.6% and excursionist arrivals 18.4% when compared with April 2012.
Provided by Anguilla Statistics Department

07/08/2013
In Northern Ireland, the average age at death has increased over the last 30 years from 70.1 years in 1982 to 76.4 years in 2012.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

07/07/2013
There are 600 million views of YouTube videos a day from mobile devices.
Provided by ReelSEO.com

07/06/2013
100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week.
Provided by ReelSEO.com

07/05/2013
500 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook, and over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute.
Provided by ReelSEO.com

07/04/2013
On YouTube, 72 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or more than one hour of video is uploaded every second.
Provided by ReelSEO.com

07/03/2013
In Italy in 2011, 204,830 couples got married, 88,797 couples broke up, and 53,800 divorced.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

07/02/2013
oDesk Corp., which runs an online service that connects employers with remote freelancers, reports that hours billed for work in statistical analysis grew by 522 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2011.
Provided by oDesk Corp.

07/01/2013
The U.S. dollar-Brazilian real exchange rate is a key driver of changes in world raw sugar prices.
Provided by USDA Economic Research Service

06/30/2013
On average, 22 per cent of the amount of food purchased weekly by residents of Malta ends up in the solid waste stream.
Provided by National Statistics Office Malta

06/29/2013
For the year 2012, government expenditures on education was estimated at about Rs 12,632 million, representing 12.4% of total expenditures.
Provided by Statistics Mauritius

06/28/2013
In the 1st quarter of 2013, the average nominal monthly wage of an employee in the Slovak Republic (including estimation on employees employed by tradesmen) amounted to EUR 789.
Provided by Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

06/27/2013
The share of Swedish young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) was 7.5 percent, which is lower than the EU average of 12.9 percent.
Provided by Statistics Sweden

06/26/2013
Hourly earnings index showing changes in regular and irregular payments to employees rose by 3.8 % in the first quarter of 2013 compared to previous quarter for the total of covered economic activities.
Provided by Turkish Statistical Institute

06/25/2013
In the 2011 Census, Christianity was the largest religious group in England and Wales with 33.2 million people identifying with the religion, a decrease of 4.1 million from 2001 (from 72% to 59% of the usual resident population).
Provided by United Kingdom Office of National Statistics

06/24/2013
In Spain during March 2013, the average amount of mortgage constitutions recorded in the land registries (from previous public deeds) stood at 112,354 euros, 0.4% above that registered the same month of the previous year and 0.4% lower than that registered in February 2013.
Provided by National Institute of Statistics

06/23/2013
The quantity of cow’s milk collected by processing units from agricultural holdings and collection centres in April 2013 increased by 6.6% compared to the previous month and decreased by 2.1% compared to March 2012.
Provided by Romanian National Institute of Statistics

06/22/2013
Industrial Production year-on-year change rate was, in April, 1.8% (-1.3% in the previous month). Manufacturing Industry year-on-year change rate was 0.1% (-4.9% in March).
Provided by Statistics Portugal

06/21/2013
The average earnings (gross) in Montenegro in April 2013 are 724 Euro, while the average earnings without taxes and contributions (net) are 477 Euro.
Provided by Statistical Office of Montenegro

06/20/2013
The school participation rate of 4 to 16 year olds in Aruba has historically been very high. According to data gathered during the 2010 Population and Housing Census, 98.2 percent of children in this age category were enrolled in school.
Provided by Central Bureau of Statistics Aruba

06/19/2013
In the first 4 months of 2013 in Mongolia, 25,559 mothers delivered 25,685 children (live births), representing an increased of 1,664 mothers or 7% and 1,671 children or 7%, compared to same period of the previous year.
Provided by National Statistical Office of Mongolia

06/18/2013
In 2011, the average gross monthly income per household in Israel amounted to new Israeli shekel (NIS) 14,629--a decrease of 1.7% in real terms compared with 2010; and the average net monthly income per household amounted to NIS 12,345.
Provided by Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

06/17/2013
In Ireland, Jack and Emily were the most popular babies’ names registered in 2012.
Provided by Central Statistics Office of Ireland

06/16/2013
In Indonesia, the Consumer Price Index in May 2013 was 138.60 or deflated 0.03 percent from April 2013 at 138.64.
Provided by Statistics Indonesia

06/15/2013
In Hungary in April 2013, preliminary data shows that industrial gross output rose by 5.3% compared to the same month of 2012.
Provided by Hungarian Central Statistical Office

06/14/2013
As of January 1, 2013, the population of Georgia was 4,483,800, of which 53.2 percent live in urban areas and 46.8 percent live in rural areas.
Provided by National Statistics Office of Georgia

06/13/2013
Germany exported commodities to the value of 94.5 billion euros and imported commodities to the value of 76.4 billion euros in April 2013.
Provided by Federal Statistical Office

06/12/2013
In Finland, 23% of consumers believed in May that their own economy would improve while 15% feared it would worsen over the year.
Provided by Statistics Finland

06/11/2013
In 2012, the production of electricity totalled nearly 12 TWh, which is 7% less than in 2011. Electricity production from renewable sources has increased by about a fourth.
Provided by Statistics Estonia

06/10/2013
The 2011 Census in Croatia determined that there were 4,290,612 people in the country.
Provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics

06/09/2013
Preliminary data showed that the Industrial Production Index seasonally adjusted increased by 1.1% in April 2013 as compared to March 2013.
Provided by National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria

06/08/2013
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia September 30, 2012 was 22,785,500 people. This number reflects an increase of 382,500 people since September 30, 2011 and 101,900 people since June 30, 2012.
Provided by Australian Bureau of Statistics

06/07/2013
The number of persons participating in the labour force in Palestine was about 1.134 million in the 1st quarter 2013--about 750,000 in the West Bank and about 384,000 in the Gaza Strip.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

06/06/2013
The Palestinian population was 1.37 million in 1948. By the end of 2012, the estimated world population of Palestinians totaled 11.6 million.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

06/05/2013
Market factors have shifted U.S. crop acreage toward corn and soybeans over the last decade.
Provided by USDA Economic Research Service

06/04/2013
New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product in current prices is $206 billion (NZ$).
Provided by Datamine Limited

06/03/2013
The Abu Dhabi GDP estimates in 2011 amounted to AED 806,031 million at current prices, compared with AED 620,316 million at current prices in 2010.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

06/02/2013
It takes 32 days on average to complete trade-related procedures in South Asia.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

06/01/2013
The U.S. accounts for roughly one-fifth of global spending on food and agriculture R&D.;
Provided by USDA Economic Research Service

05/31/2013
From 1960 to 2011, total personal expenditures for hospital care in the U.S. increased from $9.0 billion to $850.6 billion.
Provided by ProQuest

05/30/2013
From 2006 to 2011, the number of cats owned as household pets in the U.S. declined from 81.7 milliion to 74.1 million.
Provided by ProQuest

05/29/2013
In 2010, 19.77% of all U.S. households had no Internet use.
Provided by ProQuest

05/28/2013
In 2010 there were 49,904,000 people without health insurance in the United States.
Provided by ProQuest

05/27/2013
American men spend 53% of their leisure time on weekends and holidays watching TV, 4% of their time reading.
Provided by ProQuest

05/26/2013
In 1970, 22% of college faculty in the U.S. was part-time; in 2011, 50% were part-timers.
Provided by ProQuest

05/25/2013
In 2003 in the United States, there were 533,999 alternative-fuel vehicles on the road. In 2010, there were 938,643.
Provided by ProQuest

05/24/2013
Approximately 59,000 books are published each year in Italy. There are 26 million readers in the country who buy 1.9 million books, newspapers, magazines or e-books on the Internet.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

05/23/2013
Skyfall was the undisputed king of the world box office in 2012 with 44 million admissions throughout the European Union and 36 million in North America. It is the highest-grossing Bond installment ever. It was followed at a distance by American blockbusters such as Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Dark Night Rises and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This confirms the trends of franchise success, with 10 films within the box office top 25 being sequels.
Provided by The European Audiovisual Observatory

05/22/2013
In 2012, attendance for European Union films grew by 12% year on year, amounting to around 313 million admissions, boosted by Skyfall, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise.
Provided by The European Audiovisual Observatory

05/21/2013
The overall Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in Palestine in the first quarter 2013 decrease by 0.01% compared to the fourth quarter 2012.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

05/20/2013
In Mauritius as of March 2012, there were 312 primary schools with 113,634 pupils (51% boys, 49% girls). Total staff comprised 8,044 persons with 4,083 General Purpose Teachers and 1,344 oriental language teachers.
Provided by Statistics Mauritius

05/19/2013
Each year since 1980 more boys than girls have been born in China.
Provided by Statista

05/18/2013
More than 2,000 nuclear tests have taken place worldwide since 1945.
Provided by Statista

05/17/2013
Almost half of the US population uses Facebook.
Provided by Statista

05/16/2013
There were 80 shark attacks worldwide in 2012.
Provided by Statista

05/15/2013
India’s population continues to grow, increasing in the last 10 years from 1,076 billion to 1,239 billion people.
Provided by Statista

05/14/2013
The Abu Dhabi Emirate’s daily average production of crude oil increased from 2.3 million barrels per day in 2010 to 2.5 million barrels per day in 2011, or by 10.7%.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

05/13/2013
Only 30% of women in Asia and the Pacific region are in a non-agriculture wage employment sector.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

05/12/2013
The CreditDonkey.com survey shows that More sons want to give dinner (33% of sons compared to 25% of daughter respondents), while 35% of moms want to receive dinner on this Mother’s Day.
Provided by CreditDonkey.com

05/11/2013
A survey by CreditDonkey.com found that moms want to receive something homemade (36%). However, less than 1 in 5 survey respondents plan to make something for their mom.
Provided by CreditDonkey.com

05/10/2013
A new survey by CreditDonkey.com reveals that nearly 1 in 4 son respondents plan to spend more this year on Mother's Day, while nearly 1 in 4 daughter respondents plan to spend less than they did last year.
Provided by CreditDonkey.com

05/09/2013
In 2012, trips with overnight stays made by residents in Italy were 78,703,000, corresponding to 501,059,000 nights. Compared to 2011, there was a 5.7% decrease in the number of trips, while nights spent travelling remain stable. France is the most visited European country (14.3% of abroad trips) with Spain (13.4%) and the United Kingdom (8%) next.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

05/08/2013
Until 2025, the number of households in the Netherlands will grow by 630,000 to 8.2 million. The annual increase by 50,000 is just below the level over the past 12 years. The number of households will continue to grow after 2025 to 8.6 million in 2060.
Provided by Statistics Netherlands

05/07/2013
In Spain, overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodations (holiday dwellings, campsites and rural tourism accommodation) exceeded 6.4 million in March, 19.9% more than in the same month of 2012.
Provided by National Statistics Institute

05/06/2013
The volume of sales for restaurants in February of this year showed an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same period last year. The volume of sales for cafes was strong as well, increasing by 6.8 percent.
Provided by Statistics Sweden

05/05/2013
The annual Headline Inflation rate for the year ending April 2013 decreased to 3.4% from the 4.0% registered for the year ended March 2013.
Provided by Uganda Bureau of Statistics

05/04/2013
The number of live births in Turkey in 2012 was 1,279,864, an increase of 38,452 over the previous year. Slightly more than half (51%) of the babies born were males while 49% were females.
Provided by Turkish Statistical Institute

05/03/2013
In Bulgaria, 50.9% of households, or 1,393,681 famiies, have Internet access at their residence.
Provided by National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria

05/02/2013
The number of children born in the Belarus in the period January to March of this year was 28,051, which is 1,024 children more than the same period last year, while the number of deaths was 33,617, or 840 more year on year. The overall decrease in population was 5,566 persons.
Provided by National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus

05/01/2013
In Italy, life expectancy at birth is 79.4 years for men and 84.4 years for women. In one year, men's life expectancy increased by 0.4 years, while for women the growth was 0.3 years.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

04/30/2013
Worldwide there were 5 billion mobile phones in use in 2010.
Provided by McKinsey Global Institute

04/29/2013
It is estimated that 1.5 million more data-savvy managers are needed to take full advantage of Big Data in the United States.
Provided by McKinsey Global Institute

04/28/2013
A total of 235 terabytes of data had been collected by the U.S. Library of Congress by April 2011.
Provided by McKinsey Global Institute

04/27/2013
It would cost $600 to buy a disk drive that can store all of the world’s music.
Provided by McKinsey Global Institute

04/26/2013
The total population of Wales on census day (March 27, 2011) was 3.1 million—an increase of 153,000 (5%) in the past 10 years, from 2.9 million in 2001. This increase is the largest seen in any census period since 1951.
Provided by United Kingdom Office of National Statistics

04/25/2013
A recent survey shows a clear interrelation between level of education achieved and participation in adult learning in Austria. Whereas 68.9% of people with university degree (or similar education) attend further education activities, only 23.5% of individuals with compulsory schooling as highest level of formal education participate in adult education.
Provided by Statistics Austria

04/24/2013
The Abu Dhabi inflation rate was 1.1 % in 2012.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

04/23/2013
In 2012, 92.4% of Italian households owned a mobile phone, 59.3% had a personal computer, 55.5% had access to the Internet and 48.6% had broadband access to the web.
Provided by Italian National Institute of Statistics

04/22/2013
Most of the world’s email traffic comes from the corporate world. In 2012, the number of businesses emails sent and received per day total 89 billion. This figure is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 13% over the next four years, reaching over 143 billion by year-end 2016.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/21/2013
The mobile email market has continued to expand over the last year. The number of people that use a mobile device for both personal and professional purposes has led to a significant increase in the number of mobile email users around the world. In 2012, worldwide mobile email users total 730 million. Currently, only 34% of email users access their email via a mobile device.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/20/2013
Social networking sites have shown explosive growth in the last couple of years. In 2012, the total number of worldwide social networking accounts is more than 2.7 billion. This figure is expected to grow to more than 4.3 billion by year-end 2016.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/19/2013
Instant Messaging (IM) is continuing to grow in popularity with both consumers and corporate users. In 2012, the number of worldwide IM accounts will total more than 2.7 billion. This figure is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6% over the next four years, and reach 3.4 billion by year-end 2016.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/18/2013
In 2015 it would take you five years to view all the video crossing IP networks each second.
Provided by Intel

04/17/2013
By 2015 the number of networked devices will be double the global population.
Provided by Intel

04/16/2013
In an Internet minute there are 6 million Facebook views, 2+ million search queries in Google, 1.3 million video views and 100K new tweets on Twitter.
Provided by Intel

04/15/2013
Women who died in Slovenia in 2011 were on average 79.7 years old; men who died in the same year were on average 71.2 years old.
Provided by Statistical Office of The Republic of Slovenia

04/14/2013
30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook every month
Provided by McKinsey Global Institute

04/13/2013
Early leavers from education and training--people aged 18 to 24 who have attained at most lower secondary education and are not involved in further education or training--constitute only 5.6% of people of that age group.
Provided by Central Statistical Office of Poland

04/12/2013
Women owned 7.8 million nonfarm U.S. businesses in 2007.
Provided by U.S. Census Bureau

04/11/2013
Small and medium enterprises account for an estimated 90% of all businesses and 60% of the workforce in Asia.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

04/10/2013
The bilingualism rate of the Canadian population edged up from 17.4% in 2006 to 17.5% in 2011.
Provided by Statistics Canada

04/09/2013
Over the next four years, the amount of spam received is expected to remain at roughly 15% of email received.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/08/2013
Worldwide, the range of money spent on health is extreme: health expenditure from all sources—public, private and external—ranged from US$11 per person per year in Eritrea to US$8262 per person in Luxembourg. Average per capita expenditures varied substantially from US$25 in low-income countries to US$4692 in high-income countries.
Provided by World Health Organization

04/07/2013
Raised blood pressure is a high-risk condition that causes approximately 51% of deaths from stroke and 45% from coronary disease. It is considered directly responsible for 7.5 million deaths in 2004—about 12.8% of the total of all global deaths.
Provided by World Health Organization

04/06/2013
Between 1980 and 2008, the worldwide prevalence of obesity (body mass index >30kg m2) almost doubled. By 2008, 10% of men and 14% of women—half a billion people—in the world w3re obese, compared with 5% of men and 8% of women in 1980.
Provided by World Health Organization

04/05/2013
One in three adults worldwide has high blood pressure. The proportion increases with age, from 1 in 10 people in their 20s and 30s to 5 in 10 people in their 50s. Prevalence of high blood pressure is highest in some low-income countries in Africa, with over 40% of adults in many African countries thought to be affected.
Provided by World Health Organization

04/04/2013
Consumer email accounts, which are freely available from large portals and ISPs, make up the majority of worldwide email accounts. In 2012, consumer email accounts represent 75% of worldwide mailboxes, while corporate (i.e., business) email accounts represent 25% of worldwide mailboxes.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/03/2013
Nearly half of worldwide email users are in the Asia Pacific region, which is the most populous region in the world and is home to China and India--two of the largest Internet populations. Europe accounts for about 22% of worldwide email users, while North America has about 14% of worldwide email users. The rest of world accounts for the remaining 14%.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/02/2013
The total number of worldwide email accounts is expected to increase from 3.3 billion accounts in 2012 to over 4.3 billion accounts by year-end 2016. This represents an average annual growth rate of 6% over the next four years.
Provided by The Radicati Group, Inc.

04/01/2013
Of Iran's more than 77 million people, 4,297,000 are age 65 or older.
Provided by Statistical Centre of Iran

03/31/2013
In 2011, there were 377,816 marriages in Germany—243,290 were first marriages for both the bride and groom while 61,786 were second marriages for both.
Provided by Federal Statistical Office

03/30/2013
The most popular female name in Croatia is Marija; 158,595 women and girls have that name. Meanwhile, the most popular male name is Ivan (147,568).
Provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics

03/29/2013
The population of Denmark as of the beginning of 2013 was estimated at 5,602,628. It’s population is expected to reach 6,158,634 by 2050.
Provided by Statistics Denmark

03/28/2013
In Hong Kong last year, total port cargo throughput decreased by 3% compared with a year earlier to 269.3 million tons. Within this total, inward and outward port cargo dropped by 2% and 4% to 154.7 million tons and 114.6 million tons, respectively.
Provided by Census and Statistics Department

03/27/2013
About 1.9 million Canadians, or just over 7% of the population aged 20 and over, said that they were in a couple relationship with someone in 2011, but lived at separate addresses.
Provided by Statistics Canada

03/26/2013
In Australia during the period 2011-12, more than half (55.6%) of all people aged 15 years and over considered themselves to be in very good or excellent health, while 4.0% rated their health as poor.
Provided by Australian Bureau of Statistics

03/25/2013
In Switzerland, real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays rose by 1.9% in January 2013 compared with January 2012 (in nominal terms +0.3%).
Provided by Swiss Federal Statistical Office

03/24/2013
In Norway, the proportion of daily smokers among 16-24 year-olds continues to decrease, and in 2012 the figure was just 7%. In the adult population, 16% smoked on a daily basis.
Provided by Statistics Norway

03/23/2013
In January, the number of property transfers in Spain was 154,760 or 2.0% more than in the same month of the previous year
Provided by Instituto Nacional de Estadistica

03/22/2013
Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings increased by 3 percent on an annual basis during the last three month period December 2012 – February 2013, compared to the same period last year.
Provided by Statistics Sweden

03/21/2013
The average size of private households in Portugal is 2.6 persons.
Provided by Statistics Portugal

03/20/2013
The total population of the Philippines as of May 1, 2010 was 92,337,852 based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. This count represented an increase of nearly 16 million people over the 2000 census.
Provided by National Statistics Office

03/19/2013
Net long-term migration to the United Kingdom was 163,000 in the year to June 2012, significantly lower than the 247,000 estimated in the year to June 2011.
Provided by Office for National Statistics

03/18/2013
In South Korea, the number of live births was 41,900 persons in October 2012, which grew by 3,500 persons (9.1 percent) year-on-year.
Provided by Statistics Korea

03/17/2013
The CPI during January 2013 increased by 2.36% compared with January 2012 (3.65% in the West Bank, 2.59% in Jerusalem J1*, 0.87% in Gaza Strip).
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

03/16/2013
In Estonia, 2012 the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2012 increased by 3.2% compared to the previous year. In the 4th quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter of 2011, the GDP grew by 3.7%.
Provided by Statistics Estonia

03/15/2013
In Austria a total of 25,192 new motor vehicles was registered last month; 11.6% less than in February 2012 and 20.7% less than in January 2013.
Provided by Statistics Austria

03/14/2013
The number of children (ages 0-15 years) in Northern Ireland has fallen by 18,700 (5%), from 398,100 in 2001 to 379,300 in 2011.
Provided by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

03/13/2013
In New Zealand everyone is entitled to an education—primary and secondary education is free and loans are given to university students. In 2011, 48.1% of university students took out an education loan and 22.6% received an allowance from the government.
Provided by Datamine Limited

03/12/2013
Six out of every 10 females aged 15 years and above in Palestine were married, while three women out of 10 were never married.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

03/11/2013
Net aid disbursements from developed countries amounted to $128.7 billion in 2010 – the highest level of real aid ever recorded.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/10/2013
During the National Assembly election in 2011, almost a third of the seats--29 of 90--were won by women, which is the highest number in independent Slovenia.
Provided by Statistical Office of The Republic of Slovenia

03/09/2013
The estimated population of Palestine at the end of 2012 was 4.35 million of whom 2.21 million were males and 2.14 million were females. Males comprise 50.8 percent of the total population compared to 49.2 percent for females.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

03/08/2013
As women continue to enter the workforce in larger numbers, they will have more money of their own to spend. Already, women control roughly US$20 trillion of total consumer spending globally and that number is predicted to rise to US$28 trillion by 2014.
Provided by The Female Economy, Harvard Business Review

03/07/2013
10,740 US$ is the world gross national income (GNI) per capita (purchasing power parity) in 2010
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/06/2013
By the end of 2010, fixed broadband penetration in the developing world averaged 4.4 per cent, compared to 24.6 per cent in developed regions.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/05/2013
264333 square kilometers of marine areas are protected in Australia, representing the highest global level followed by the United States and Russia.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/04/2013
The literacy rate of youth aged 15-24 increased to 89 per cent in 2009, up from 83 per cent in 1990.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/03/2013
Every country in Latin America, with the exception of Belize and Guatemala, has a literacy rate superior to 90 percent.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/02/2013
19.2 percent is the highest GDP per capita average annual growth rate in the world for the 1990-2010 period. It can be attributed to Equatorial Guinea; the second highest goes to China, with 9.2 percent.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

03/01/2013
6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions were recorded by the end of 2011
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

02/28/2013
19.7 percent of parliamentarians worldwide were women by the end of January 2012.
Provided by Millennium Development Goals (DevInfo)

02/27/2013
Asia holds 20% of the world’s biodiversity, 14% of the world’s tropical forests, and 34% of global coral resources.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

02/26/2013
New Zealand’s population as of June 2012 is estimated at 4,433,000 people. The country's population is expected to approach 5 million—4,840,000—by 2022.
Provided by Statistics New Zealand

02/25/2013
The leading cause of death on St. Helena Island is heart disease, comprising 19% of resident deaths during the period 2002 to 2012.
Provided by St. Helena Statistics Office

02/24/2013
The number of births in the Abu Dhabi Emirate in 2011 was 32,084, comprising 16,318 males and 15,766 females.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

02/23/2013
Sixty years ago, Asia was the world's poorest region but it now accounts for a third of the world's GDP.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

02/22/2013
Women owned 7.8 million nonfarm U.S. businesses in 2007, an increase of 20.1 percent from 2002.
Provided by U.S. Census Bureau

02/21/2013
Every person in Cyprus consumes 58 kg of bread, 88 litres of milk and 57 litres of beer a year.
Provided by Cyprus Statistical Services

02/20/2013
Of the total Abu Dhabi Emirate population, more than 70% are males, due to an influx of male migrant workers.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

02/19/2013
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States totaled 2.3 million in 2007, up 43.6 percent from 2002.
Provided by U.S. Census Bureau

02/18/2013
In 2011, the population in Abu Dhabi was estimated to be 2,120,700 people, indicating that from December 1975 to June 2011 the population of the Emirate increased about 10 times in 36 years.
Provided by Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

02/17/2013
The resident population of St. Helena Island as established by the February 2008 census was 4,077. In November 2012, the estimated resident population was 4,215.
Provided by St. Helena Statistics Office

02/16/2013
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of persons who reported being able to conduct a conversation in both of Canada’s official languages increased by nearly 350,000 to 5.8 million. (Source: Statistics Canada)
Provided by MPK Analytics

02/15/2013
Nearly 1.73 billion poor people in Asia and the Pacific are living on less than $2 a day.
Provided by Asian Development Bank

02/14/2013
A U.S. survey shows that 53% of women would call it off with their man if he doesn’t put in the romantic effort on Valentine’s Day.
Provided by Tesselaar Flowers

02/13/2013
New Zealand has a population of 4.4 million people but more than 32 million sheep!
Provided by Datamine Limited

02/12/2013
Industrial production activity accounted for 12.60% of total gross domestic product in the Palestinian region in 2011.
Provided by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

02/11/2013
In the European Union, 1.8% of GDP was spent on R&D; in 2007, the same proportion as in 2002, which is far below the Lisbon target of 3.0% for 2010.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/10/2013
In Africa, only 0.4% of GDP is spent on R&D;, far below the African Union target of 1.0%.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/09/2013
The number of researchers in Asia rose from 2 million to 3 million in just five years (2002–2007).
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/08/2013
40.9% of the world’s researchers were based in Asia in 2007, which greatly exceeded the share of Europe (29.5%) and the Americas (25.4%).
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/07/2013
Asia has surpassed Europe in terms of its share of global R&D; expenditure, which rose from 27.1% to 32.2% between 2002 and 2007.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/06/2013
Only 2.2% of the world’s researchers were based in Africa in 2007, which accounted for only 0.9% of global R&D; expenditure that year.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/05/2013
Developing countries spent about Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)$100 per researcher in 2007, which is about one-half the amount spent in developed countries (PPP$195.0).
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/04/2013
R&D; expenditure per capita in developing countries stood at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)$50.0 in 2007, compared to PPP$712.8 in developed countries.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/03/2013
R&D; expenditure per capita almost doubled between 2002 and 2007 in developing countries, from Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) $27.1 to PPP$50.0.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/02/2013
In Africa, an estimated 34% of researchers are women.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

02/01/2013
Women’s participation in research in the Community of Independent States was much higher—43%—than the world average of 30%.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/31/2013
One-third of researchers in Europe are women.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/30/2013
In Asia, women constituted only 19% of researchers, far below the world average of 30%.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/29/2013
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 45% of researchers are women, exceeding the world average of 30%.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/28/2013
About 20% of countries have achieved gender parity in their respective distributions of researchers.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/27/2013
Three out of 10 researchers worldwide are women.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/26/2013
Less-developed countries spent about 0.2% of GDP on R&D;, which is the same percentage reported in 2002.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/25/2013
In 2007, the world spent about 1.7% of global GDP on R&D.;
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/24/2013
In 2007, the world spent about Purchasing Power Parity $1,146 billion on R&D.;
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/23/2013
China accounted for 37.6% of R&D; expenditure and 52.1% of researchers in developing countries in 2007.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/22/2013
In China, R&D; expenditure as a percentage of GDP rose from 1.1% in 2002 to 1.5% in 2008.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/21/2013
In developing countries, R&D; expenditure as a percentage of GDP rose from 0.8% in 2002 to 1.0% in 2007.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/20/2013
Developing countries accounted for 23.8% of total gross domestic expenditure on R&D; in 2007, an increase from 17.4% of the global share seen in 2002.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/19/2013
Between 2002 and 2007, developing countries increased their global share of researchers by 7.5%, from 30.3% to 37.9% of the world total.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/18/2013
In developing countries, there were 502 researchers per million inhabitants in 2007, compared with 3,656 researchers per million inhabitants in developed countries.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/17/2013
The number of researchers in developed countries increased by 8.6% between 2002 and 2007, from 4.0 to 4.5 million.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/16/2013
The number of researchers in developing countries jumped from 1.8 million to 2.7 million and 348 to 502 researchers per million inhabitants, a 44.3% increase, between 2002 and 2007.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/15/2013
There were 7.2 million researchers worldwide in 2007, up from 5.8 million in 2002.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/14/2013
In countries in which enrollment is expanding, 2 million new teaching positions will need to be created to meet the goal of Universal Primary Education (UPE) by 2015.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/13/2013
In 2010, 135 million children started primary school around the world.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/12/2013
While the global pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) has been declining in almost all regions, the primary PTR increased from 37:1 in 1990 to 43:1 in 2010 in sub-Saharan Africa. In South and West Asia, it has held steady at 39:1 since 1991.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/11/2013
In 90 out of 113 countries with data, boys are more likely to repeat primary grades than girls.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/10/2013
In most countries, the provision of universal access to primary education generally leads to gender parity in the classroom.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/09/2013
Only one country out of three has reached parity in both primary and secondary education.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/08/2013
To achieve universal primary education, an average of 306,000 teachers should be hired in sub-Saharan Africa every year until 2015.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/07/2013
The greatest need for primary teachers is in sub-Saharan Africa, where almost 1 million are needed in addition to the current primary teaching force of 2.8 million to achieve universal primary education by 2015.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/06/2013
At the primary level, the proportion of female teachers is highest (80% or more) in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North America and Western Europe, according to the 2010 Global Education Digest. In contrast, women account for less than 50% of primary teachers in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/05/2013
In 2010, there were 97 girls for every 100 boys enrolled in both primary and secondary school. In 1999, the ratios were 92:100 and 91:100 for the two levels of education, respectively.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/04/2013
In two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa countries with recent data, more than 30% of primary-school students drop out before reaching the final grade.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/03/2013
Primary enrollment in sub-Saharan Africa increased from 61% to 76% between 2000 and 2010.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/02/2013
Boys are at least 10% more likely to start primary education than girls in Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Yemen.
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics

01/01/2013
Children in sub-Saharan Africa are, on average, enrolled in school for 9.1 years, more than twice the duration reported in 1970, but just over one-half as much as children in North America and Western Europe (16.5 years).
Provided by UNESCO Institute for Statistics