Studies of Economies in Transformation No. 19. Provides comprehensive data for evaluating market reforms in the states of the former Soviet Union. This is the fourth annual compilation of statistical data on the rapidly evolving economies of the former Soviet Union (FSU). It is an indispensable reference, providing even more comprehensive data than the 1994 handbook for evaluating market reforms in the FSU. It converts economic data used by socialist systems to the market-based system of national accounts and incorporates new national currencies in the data. The volume contains both English and Russian versions of the text. Decisionmakers have easy access to key statistics on the 15 independent states through the handbook's comparative tables, which provide cross-country data arranged by subject. Topics include production rates, human resources, and external trade. Country tables give detailed information on essential statistical indicators such as public finance, monetary statistics, employment, and labor. Technical notes and a detailed annex give helpful background information on the statistics. A complete bibliography is provided.The country report emphasizes that to increase the income of the farmers, the big problem is not increasing the potential of by-product ... They can be utilized in upholstery or for the production of low grade fabrics. ... prevalent in Uzbekistan, this delayed payment of the second installment has contributed greatly to the decreasing profitability of cotton over the past two years. ... 5 A schematic outline of the marketing organization in each study country is given in the annex to this chapter.
|Title||:||Cotton Production Prospects for the Next Decade|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 1995-01-01|