of Independent States in 2007
The concise statistical abstract of preliminary results of the CIS countries development contains data on population, its employment, gross domestic product, prices, output of main industrial and agricultural products, consumer market, money income and expenditure of population, social sphere, results of external trade.
The source of the information for the present abstract are official data of national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries which could be updated later.
Aggregated and other derived indicators in the abstract are calculated as a rule on the basis of methodology adopted for the Commonwealth countries and approved by the Council of the Heads of Statistical Services the Commonwealth countries and corresponding to international standards. Calculation of some indicators is based on the estimates of CIS Statcommittee experts.
In some cases insignificant discrepancies between the total value and the sum of its components are due to rounding up the data.
Certain indicators in value terms are obtained on the basis of average official exchange rates published by national banks. Since official exchange rates deviate from purchasing power of currencies, the above indicators are considered to be approximate magnitudes. These indicators, as well as totals and averages for the Commonwealth as a whole, are given mainly for general orientation and do not have any political implications.