Status of industrial statistics in African Countries
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This document contains three chapters. The first one deals with the existing industrial statistics in Africa by type of statistics and by country. Types of statistics are broken down into three main items: Mining industries, Manufacturing industries and Energy. Chapter two presents the countries and years for which an industrial census has "been conducted, A table shows the "branches of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) which are covered by the census. Chapter three presents "briefly the action required to improve African industrial statistics. It stresses the point that effort must be made now to improve the quality and coverage of data while African industry is still young. Another point to be borne in mind is that although grave statistics at the National level are the first requirements.