Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



International migration

In 2013, the number of migrants – people born in one country but living in another one –rose to 59.4 million in Asia and the Pacific, accounting for roughly one quarter of the world’s total population of migrants. This figure has risen at a slow pace over the last 20 years, rising only 13% since 1990, compared with increases in the rest of the world where the number of migrants rose by 70% over the same period.


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