The World Economic and Social Survey is the United Nations annual analysis of current developments in the world economy and emerging policy issues. It contains forecasts of short-term global and regional economic trends and reviews major developments in international trade. The Survey includes statistical tables, which give standardized data on international trade and finance, incorporating current data and forecasts. It is essential for decision makers in government and business, and provides valuable information to all interested in the trends of global economy.
The latest incarnation of this annual survey contains narrative on various aspects of the world economy -- the slowdown in the economic surge, and responses to international financial volatility -- as well as details of the current situation in the various regions of the world. Statistical tables comprise one-third of the pages.