Author(s): The Economist
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 * Turkey receives more than 35.7m tourist visitors each year, more than the UK or Germany * 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 well-informed can afford to be without this new edition.
A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this annual bestseller, featuring the latest facts and figures about the world we live in.