Prospects of car production in the world

Decline in demand during world economic crisis of 2008-2009 has caused troubles for many car producers especially in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Nevertheless, global long term prospects for automotive industry remain promising. Cars sales in emerging countries are well below the level of saturation.

In India and China, where lives almost 40% of world population, there are only 12 and 34 passenger cars per 1000 population, respectively.

Viz of the Day: Outpacing Growth of Health Expenditures

In 2010 expenditures on health in the USA amounted to $2 584 billion, which 2.5 times more than expenditures on health in all emerging countries taken together, or was equal to GDP of such developed country as France.
During 1995-2010 expenditures on health in current prices grew 2.6 times in United States and increased more then 4.5 times in emerging countries. At the same period World GDP (in current prices) increased only 2.3 times.

Viz of the Day: Fertility rate and school enrollment among women

During last 3 decades fertility rate decreased from 3.7 to 2.5 children per woman. Why do woman give less births today compared to 90s and 80s?

Actually there are many different reasons. And one of them is education. The more women are engaged in education the less is the fertility rate.

The highest fertility rates now are in African countries, where only about 20% of women get secondary education. On the contrary, in developed countries, where school enrollment rate among women is almost 100%, fertility rate is below 2 children per woman.

Viz of the Day: The Latest Economic Forecast from OECD

In June 2012, OECD updated its economic projections for the world economy, OECD countries and selected non-OECD members. Projections for GDP growth of the world economy remained almost unchanged.
Estimations of US GDP growth were increased to 2.4% and 2.6% in 2012-2013. On the contrary, Eurozone GDP forecast was revised downwards to -0.1% in 2012 and 0.9% in 2013. Compared to December 2011 forecast, OECD doesn't expect any essential deceleration of Chinese economy.

Dataset of the Day: Trends in Transport 2011

The International Transport Forum publication 'Trends in the Transport Sector' analyses global statistical data on passenger and freight movements for all modes. Data is mainly collected through a targeted survey. Data is available week 48 each year. The publication is published in May each year.

Viz of the Day: Difference of Daily Diet Across Countries

Due to many reasons people all over the world have different composition of their daily diet. Here we suggest you to look at how the composition of daily diet varies across different countries with the change of per capita income. People in high income countries consume more vegetable oils, sugar and sweeteners, milk and meat. With the decrease of income among countries, consumption of cereals accounts for bigger share of daily diet. People living at extreme poverty level consume much more starchy roots. 

Name of each country on the chart below is followed by value of gross national income (GNI) per capita in current US$ for 2009 (source: The World Bank, World Development Indicators, April 2012). Data on composition of daily diet was calculated on a basis of Food Balance Sheets, released by FAO in June 2010.

Viz of the Day: World Reserves of Fossil Fuels

BP's "Statistical Review of World Energy" published in mid 2011 says that the world has in reserves 861 billion tonnes of coal, 187 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, and 1383 billion barrels of crude oil.
These numbers seems to be huge at a glance, but taking into account today's level of extraction proved reserves of coal will be exhausted in 118 years . The last cubic meter of natural gas will be extracted in 2070. And by 2050 there will be no reserves of crude oil.

Viz of the Day: Poverty in the World

According to The World Bank Poverty and Inequality Statistics, more than 1200 million people live on less than $1.25 a day (on a PPP basis). It means that every fifth person in the world lives in extreme poverty.

Dem. Rep. Congo is the country with the largest poverty level in the world with 87% of people living below $1.25 a day.

Explore "Poverty in the World" dashboard and check poverty statistics for different countries in the world.

Viz of the Day: R&D Expenditures

The USA has the highest research and development expenditures in the world. In 2008 it was almost $400 billions or 2.8% of GDP. The gap between the U.S. and other countries is essential. The rest from the top five (Japan, China, Germany and France) only taken together spend as much as the U.S.

The model of R&D expenditures differs from country to country. For example, expenditures on basic research account for 17% in total R&D expenditures in the U.S. compared to only 5% in China.

Dataset of the Day: Property Price Statistics, May 2012

Explore how property prices has changed in recent years in different countries with property price statistics from Bank For International Settlements. Dataset currently includes data on property prices from 41 countries.

Viz of the Day: The world's largest urban agglomerations

In 1950 New York with its 12.3 million people was the largest urban agglomeration. It was followed by Tokyo (11.3 mln.), London (8.4 mln.), Paris (6.3 mln.) and Moscow (5.4 mln.).

Only 4 cities from the former top 10 stay there 60 years later. Population of Tokyo more than trippled (reached almost 37 millions in 2010) and now it is the largest urban agglomeration on Earth. Population of New York increased by 8 millions since 1950, and now it is the fouth largest urban agglomeration.

New members in top ten are Delhi and Mexico City with population above 20 millions going after Tokyo. Today seven of ten largest urban agglomerations are located in Asia.

Dataset of the Day: UNESCO Institute for Statistics data, May 2012

This database contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication.

Viz of the Day: Quick Stats on Africa

Africa is a continent with 1 billion people, which have an average income about $250 per person per month. African population is young and fast growing. More than 40% of people are under 14 years old and average annual growth of population is 2.3%. On average, every African women has more than 4 children.

Only 16% of population use internet. No more than 64% are provided by water supply and less then 40% of population have sanitation facilities.

Life expectancy at birth of average African citizen is only 57 years, from wich 47 years are expected to be а healthy life. 21% of population are undernourished people.

21 million people in Africa live with HIV/AIDS. And every year 1.3 million people die due to AIDS, and 1.4 million new and relapsed cases of tuberculosis are registred in African countries.

Data update - June 8

Now we have added another 28 datasets on various topics such as BMI(Body Mass Index), Facebook Subscribers & Internet User Statistics, Women parliamentarians, US Regional Statistics from Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program, African Economic Outlook along with other latest version many dataset updates on World Steel Production, Interest Rate, FRED, etc. 

Dataset of the Day: WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index (BMI)

WHO Database on Body Mass Index provides data on overweight and obesity among adults by country and sex.
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). The WHO definition is: a BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obesity. BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults. However, it should be considered a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals.

Viz of the Day: Short view on the African Economy

According to African Economic Outlook (AEO), released at the end of May, 2012, African economy will perform solid and stable expansion in 2012-2013. AEO projects that economic growth in Africa will accelerate to 4.5% in 2012 and even to 4.8% in 2013. Among largest African economies Nigeria, Angola and Ethiopia will show booming (7% and above) GDP growth rates.

Dataset of the Day: OECD Factbook, 1950 to 2050

OECD Factbook provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators. More countries than ever are covered in greater detail, enabling direct comparisons for many indicators between OECD Members and Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa.

Viz of the Day: Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Although causes of global warming are still argued, driven by natural forces or human interference, global warming is an evident fact now. And the second obvious thing is the immense growth of CO2 emissions, which increased x1000 times during 1753-2008 period (from 8 mln. metric tones of carbon to 8.7 billion metric tones).

Nowadays China and United States are responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions. But the great difference between them consists in per capita CO2 emissions. While in US this indicator has been stable at 5 metric tones per person since the beginning of 80th, per capita CO2 emissions in China are relatively low - at 1.4 metric tones. And this is a general distinction between developed and developing world. It means that during many decades ahead, growing wealth in developed world will cause the increase of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Viz of the Day: US Regional Energy Statistics

Do you know which of the US states consume more energy, where is the lowest price for electricity or what is the amount of consumed fuel ethanol by US State? Explore US Regional Energy Statistics form EIA.