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This annual compilation of statistics for over 200 countries and areas of the world is organized in four parts: world and region summary; population and social statistics; economic activity; and international economic relations. This issue of the Yearbook presents 84 tables in the fields of demographic and social statistics, national accounts, finance, labour force, wages and prices, agriculture, manufacturing, transport and communication, energy, environment, science and technology, intellectual property, international merchandise trade, international tourism, balance of payments, and development assistance. The data presented are those which were available as of mid-December of 2003, and whenever possible, cover the ten-year period from 1992 to 2001 or 1993 to 2002. The Statistical Yearbook CD-ROM provides a user-friendly, browser-based interface to access the data and metadata in a variety of formats, including PDF, HTML, spreadsheet and CSV and whenever possible, covers the period from 1980 to 2001 or 2002.