Selected Indicators of food and agricultural development in the Asia-pacific region 1995-2005


This document is the twenty-third issue of the publication Selected indicators of food and agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region. It presents data on selected items for the years 1995-2005, except some tables that provide information for the period 1994-2004. Most tables show two types of information: annual figures for 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and the average annual growth rate for the period 1995-2005. The indicators are grouped under the following headings: Agricultural land and population, Agricultural inputs, Production indices, Staple food crops, Edible oil crops, Horticultural crops, Fibre crops, Other crops, Livestock, Agricultural trade, Fisheries, Forestry, Nutrition and Other indicators including a table reporting the status of organic farming in the region. A section on country profiles precedes the tables. Data for member countries in the region have been included in this year's publication. These countries are shown under two groups: "Developing countries/transition economies" and "Developed countries". Statistics obtained using data values from all of these countries are labeled as "Asia & Pacific*". For comparison purposes, figures relating to "Rest of world" and "World" are also presented. Please note that country data for Timor-Leste were reported as provincial data for Indonesia before 2000. The Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau did not report data before 1995. For almost all commodity tables, data are retrieved from the FAa computerized data bases, especially FAa S TAT, or from the FAa Yearbooks. These data are based on information supplied by member countries. Other sources of data are cited. To indicate the overall regional performance and also to highlight inter-country differences, growth rates shown in the present publication have been calculated using the least squares exponential growth method. Please note that data for all years in the range have been used in the calculation of the growth rates.

Date and language
Oct 2006
Publisher information
Place of Publication: 
Bangkok (Thailand)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Agris Subject Categories: 
Agricultural economics and policies
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
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Printed resource
<p>RAP Publication 2006/16</p>

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