Handbook of Statistics 2023

The Handbook of Statistics is the global reference for trade and development trends published each year.

It provides official statistics on how the global economy has evolved across regions, countries and sectors.

By using “nowcasts”, the handbook provides data-driven real-time estimates of current developments. These can assist governments in anticipating shifts in trade and the economy before final official statistics are available.

Below are some of the key trends for 2022 and 2023 highlighted in the report.

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Timely and quality data are critical now more than ever in an era
These statistics will help countries take evidence-based decisions to tackle today’s challenges
Acting Director of UNCTAD Statistics
Anu Peltola