StatsAPEC is APEC's new statistics portal. Launched on 1 July 2010, it is the only consolidated source of trade, financial and socio-economic data on APEC's 21 member economies. The data dates back to APEC's inception in 1989 and can be exported to Microsoft Excel for further analysis. As a result of this new portal, business people, government officials, the media, researchers, students and the public-at-large now have free access to an extensive database of APEC-specific statistics. This website is made up of two databases: The Key Indicators Database The Bilateral Linkages Database The Key Indicators Database includes over 120 trade, financial and socio-economic indicators, allowing for detailed analysis of trends in the APEC region.  The indicators cover: Population Gross domestic product Inflation Labor Economic Structure Trade Trade Barriers Foreign Direct Investment Movement of People Finance Education Environment Information and Communications Quality of Life Policy Related Indicators  The Bilateral Linkages Database facilitates detailed analysis of trade and investment flows within APEC and between APEC and the world. It includes statistics on items such as: Merchandise Trade Foreign Direct Investment Portfolio Investment Assets Bank Lending  Also, APEC aggregates are available for a broad range of indicators, making it easy to examine the region as a whole. APEC aggregates are a feature unique to StatsAPEC. StatsAPEC consolidates data from a range of reputable sources, especially the World Bank's World Development Indicators database. Other organisations whose data features on StatsAPEC include the International Monetary Fund, UN Comtrade and non-governmental data providers such as the World Economic Forum. APEC hopes that StatsAPEC will contribute to Target 8A of the Millennium Development Goals: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system. Most APEC member economies are developing economies. We hope that, through better access to data on a range of development indicators, members will be able to undertake more evidence-based policy deliberations and implement an even more open trading and financial system in the Asia-Pacific region.

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