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OECD Factbook 2014: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
OECD Factbook 2014 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual publication. It includes more than 100 indicators covering a wide range of topics.

ISBN 978-92-64-20415-7, June 2014, 260 pages€50  $70  £45  ¥6 500

OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014 Issue 1
The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. A special chapter covers growth prospects and fiscal requirements over the long term.

ISBN 978-92-64-20466-9, July 2014, 328 pages€104  $151  £93  ¥12 500

OECD Employment Outlook 2014
The OECD Employment Outlook 2014 includes chapters on recent labour market developments with a special section on earnings, job quality, youth employment, and forms of employment and employment protection.

ISBN 978-92-64-21092-9, September 2014, 292 pages€80  $112  £72  ¥10 400

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014
This 20th edition of the Agricultural Outlook provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41 countries and 12 regions. It includes a special focus on India.

ISBN 978-92-64-21089-9, August 2014, 328 pages€70  $98  £63  ¥9 100

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014: OECD Countries
This edition covers OECD member countries and is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area. It is complemented by country profiles on agricultural policy developments in OECD countries.

ISBN 978-92-64-21090-5, October 2014, 230 pages€60  $84  £54  ¥7 800

OECD Regional Outlook 2014: Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet
This second edition of the OECD Regional Outlook aims to help countries adapt policies to the specificities of where people live.

ISBN 978-92-64-20140-8, October 2014, 288 pages€70  $98  £63  ¥9 100

Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators
his book provides annual data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.

ISBN 978-92-64-21132-2, September 2014, 568 pages€98  $138  £89  ¥12 700

Education at a Glance 2014: Highlights
Education at a Glance 2014: Highlights summarises the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators. It provides easily accessible data on key topics in education today.

ISBN 978-92-64-21501-6, September 2014, 96 pages€30  $42  £27  ¥3 900

TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning
This report presents the results of the second cycle of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) on teachers working conditions and learning environments, conducted in 2013.

ISBN 978-92-64-21133-9, July 2014, 440 pages€80  $112  £72  ¥10 400

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Economic data

GDP growth: +0.6% Q1 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% May 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.2% July 2019
Last update: 8 July 2019

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