The new edition of this annual bestseller, packed with amazing data about the world in 2021.
For nearly thirty years, Pocket World in Figures has been the indispensable handbook on the state of the world. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that Zambia is the most entrepreneurial country on earth, that Qatar uses the most energy per head of population and that the Virgin Islands has the fourth highest murder rate of any region in the world?
The new edition includes data from over 180 countries, presented in a series of rankings and country profiles. Updated, revised and expanded each year to include new rankings and features, it also includes detailed statistical profiles of more than sixty-five of the world's major economies, the euro area and the world itself.
The 2021 edition showcases the Economist's strength in data journalism with charts and graphs, and invites readers to test their knowledge with a fiendishly difficult quiz.