ISBN 9781781254479,The Economist

The Economist




Profile Books Ltd



Profile Books Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781781254479

ISBN-10 1781254478

Hard Back

Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)
The 2016 edition of this perennial favourite has been completely updated, revised and expanded with many new features. Full of facts and figures about the world today - on subjects as diverse as geography, population and demographics, business, finance and the economy, transport, tourism and the environment, society, culture and crime - it is a mine of fascinating data that will both inform and entertain. Where else would you discover in a single volume that - The world's fastest-growing populations are all in Africa and the Middle East, Singapore, Japan and Finland have the highest take up rates for mobile broadband subscriptions. Iceland and Qatar consume more than twice as much energy per head as the US and Turkey receives more than 35.7m tourist visitors each year, more than the UK or Germany and Russia exports and India imports the most arms by value. Oman, Saudi Arabia and Israel spend the most on defence per head. With rankings on more than 200 topics, data on more than 190 countries, detailed profiles of more than sixty five of the world's major economies and special profiles on the Eurozone and the world, Pocket World in Figures is always eagerly awaited by its many thousands of fans. No one who wants to be wellinformed can afford to be without this new edition.