OECD Factbook 2005

Economic, Environmental, and Social Statistics

Release Date: August 1, 2005

OECD Factbook 2005 is the first edition of a comprehensive and dynamic new statistical annual from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. More than 100 indicators are provided. Topics in the first issue include energy, the economy, agriculture, education, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/labor force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and debt, and research and development.

A two-page spread is provided for each indicator, with an introduction, detailed definition of the indicator, assessment of long-term trends and sources for further information, and the data table. Data are provided for all OECD member countries, and in some cases, for selected non-member countries as well. Time series vary according to the nature of the indicator, but in most cases provide coverage from 1990 and in many cases go back as far as 1960.


Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States