Book Description: Essential facts about countries around the worldâ€”in one accessible resourceA perennial bestseller, The Economist Pocket World in Figures provides important statistical information on nations around the world. Now revised and expanded, it offers over 200 rankings by topic that include 171 countries, and presents up-to-date profiles of more than 60 major global economies. Covering everything from agriculture and health to marriage and crime, this authoritative reference tells you at a glance: Where inflation is the lowestâ€”and highest Which countries have the fastest growing stock markets What city has the highest quality of life Who spends the most on education Where people live longest and die youngest Who are the heaviest drinkers or smokers Who buys the most books, fiction and nonfiction Who owns the most home computers And much, much more . . .Accurate and informative, The Economist Pocket World in Figures is an indispensable resource for those who need key facts and figures about the world today.