Introduction
Population
Other Demographic Statistics
Migration
National Accounts
Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
Social Statistics
Water Resources
Other Environmental Statistics
Urban Statistics
Financial Statistics
Energy

 

 

 

Introduction

 

During the making of the second edition of the volume "Mediterranean Economies", the Annual Report of ISSM on the Mediterranean, it was also prepared a Second Edition of the Database held by the Institute. This database is not only an updating of the previous one but also a radical improvement of it, not only in terms of the quality of the tables, notes and sources, but also of the time span covered and of the content, which was enlarged, to include two new fields, such as financial statistics and statistics on energy, which were a serious deficiency in the previous database. This database, while preserving its internal function, also seeks to satisfy a demand for Mediterranean statistics, offering an updated selection of the most significant social, economic, environmental and energy data to whoever may be interested, in a convenient format (Excel tables), easily accessible and downloadable. As in the previous edition, data have been organised both by country and by Mediterranean sub-regional areas. The classification adopted follows the one introduced by the European Commission in the Europe2000+ Report, which, on the basis of geo-morphological data, divides the Mediterranean into six environmental areas: Latin Rim (Q1); Adriatic Valley (Q2); North African Front (Q3); Libyan-Egyptian Bend (Q4); Middle Eastern Facade (Q5); Anatolian-Balkan Bridge (Q6). Under the term "Latin Rim" are grouped the European Mediterranean countries, with the exception of Greece, and Malta; in the Adriatic Valley, Albania and the ex-Yugoslavian Republics; in the North African Front, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; in the Libyan-Egyptian Bend, Libya and Egypt; in the Middle Eastern Façade, Israel and its bordering countries, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine; finally, in the Anatolian-Balkan Bridge are included Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. The time-span varies according to the statistics considered and to the most recent data available when the updating was completed (end of 2016). When it was possible, we tried to go back to the previous decades. Most of the data cover the period that goes from 1960; some economic statistics are start from 1980, but some of them only cover the latter 15 years or the latest available data. As far as the statistical sources are concerned, we have given priority to international sources which offer greater reliability and comparability and these are reported in tables.

Last update by Giovanni Canitano: November 2017