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Yearbook of World Energy Statistics, Master File, 1970-1979 (ICPSR 7893)

Principal Investigator(s): United Nations


This data collection contains energy commodity production statistics for approximately 200 United Nations reporting countries for the years 1970-1979. In this file, each record refers to an individual reporting country and the quantity of its various transactions (e.g., production, imports, exports, bunkers, additions to stocks, and capacity) for a given energy commodity in a given year. Only annual data are included. The 70 types of commodities reported include solid fuels (e.g., coal, peat, and charcoal), liquid fuels (e.g., crude petroleum, gasoline, and kerosene), gases, uranium, and both industrial and public types of geothermal, hydro, and nuclear generated electricity. Information is also included on the population (in thousands) of the reporting country, the quantity of the commodity per transaction, and the date of the transaction. Supplementary data not contained in this data collection are in the introduction and footnotes of the individual tables published in the YEARBOOK OF WORLD ENERGY STATISTICS, 1979.

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Study Description


United Nations. Yearbook of World Energy Statistics, Master File, 1970-1979. ICPSR07893-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07893.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07893.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    coal, commodities, economic activity, economic behavior, economic trends, electric power, energy, energy production, exports, fuels, gasoline, imports, international trade, nations, natural gas, nuclear fuels, oil production, petroleum, production levels, productivity, trade

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Asia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda Islands, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Central America, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Christmas Island, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Europe, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibralter, Global, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Latin America, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North America, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Persian Gulf States, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Virgin Islands of the United States, West Indies, Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1970--1979

Date of Collection:   

  • 1970--1980

Universe:    Countries reporting energy commodity production statistics that refer to transactions that took place between 1970 and 1979.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Each record refers to an individual reporting country and its quantity of production, trade, or other transactions relating to a particular commodity in a given year. When the transaction of trade is involved, it refers to total trade, i.e., excluding reference to countries of origin or destination. Furthermore, there is no aggregate record by reporting countries or by commodities. There is no instance of two or more records referring to the same reporting country and same commodity transaction in the same period, i.e., each record is uniquely identified by reporting country, transaction, commodity, and period code.


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires, official published sources, and United Nations Statistical Office estimates


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11

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