Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 10

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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on the world’s small states – those with fewer than five million inhabitants – is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers.

The book contains fifty-one tables covering selected economic and social indicators culled from international and national sources and presents information unavailable elsewhere. A detailed parallel commentary on trends in Commonwealth small states, looking at growth, employment, inflation and economic policy issues, permits a deeper understanding of developments behind the figures.

The book also includes two topical articles, on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, by Professor Andrew S. Downes of the University of the West Indies, and on special treatment for small states in trade, by Virginia Horscroft, trade consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat.




This is the tenth issue of this annual publication, which was previously published under the title Basic Statistical Data on Selected Countries (with populations of less than 5 million). As in the previous issue, the publication is in two parts. The first part provides a narrative focusing on the recent economic performance of Commonwealth small states.


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