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Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Australia

65.3

Sep 2018

65.3

Aug 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Feb 2018

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Brazil

61.6

Aug 2018

61.5

Jul 2018

60.9

Feb 2015

61.9

Nov 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Canada

65.2

Sep 2018

66.5

Aug 2018

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
China

68.9

2017

69.4

2016

68.9

2017

79.1

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
European Union

57.3

2017

57.5

2016

56.2

1997

57.7

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-29
France

72.2

Jun 2018

72.2

Mar 2018

69.5

Jun 2006

72.2

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-14
Germany

60.9

Jun 2018

61.0

Mar 2018

58.2

Mar 2005

61.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-06
Greece

59.7

Jul 2018

60.0

Jun 2018

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
India

53.8

2017

53.9

2016

53.8

2017

60.8

1994

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Indonesia

69.2

Feb 2018

66.7

Aug 2017

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-05-07
Italy

66.3

Jun 2018

65.4

Mar 2018

57.2

Jun 1978

66.3

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Japan

61.7

May 2018

61.7

Apr 2018

58.5

Dec 2012

67.9

Jun 1968

%

monthly

Jan 1968 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Malaysia

68.4

Aug 2018

68.6

Jul 2018

67.6

Dec 2016

68.6

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Russia

68.8

Mar 2018

68.5

Feb 2018

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-14
Singapore

67.7

2017

68.0

2016

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-26
South Africa

59.1

Jun 2018

59.3

Mar 2018

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-31
Turkey

54.0

Jul 2018

53.8

Jun 2018

42.4

Feb 2006

54.0

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
United Kingdom

63.6

Jul 2018

63.6

Jun 2018

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-16
United States

62.7

Sep 2018

62.7

Aug 2018

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05

All countries/regions

Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

59.3

Mar 2018

59.1

Dec 2017

50.8

Mar 2014

59.3

Mar 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-11
Algeria

41.8

2017

41.8

2016

39.8

2003

43.2

2013

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-21
Argentina

59.8

2017

60.0

2016

59.4

1990

62.4

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Armenia

60.7

Mar 2018

60.9

Dec 2017

56.7

Jun 2009

65.9

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-08-03
Australia

65.3

Sep 2018

65.3

Aug 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Feb 2018

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Austria

76.6

Jun 2018

76.0

Mar 2018

69.4

Mar 2004

77.4

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-12
Azerbaijan

66.1

2017

66.2

2016

60.8

1990

66.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bahrain

72.2

2017

71.9

2016

64.5

1991

72.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bangladesh

56.5

2017

56.4

2016

56.4

2016

57.6

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Belarus

82.8

2016

83.3

2015

76.1

2004

83.3

2015

%

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-09-26
Belgium

67.9

Jun 2018

68.1

Mar 2018

63.6

Jun 2001

68.6

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-02
Bolivia

62.4

2017

65.6

2016

61.0

2015

67.8

2001

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-18
Bosnia and Herzegovina

42.6

2017

43.1

2016

42.6

2017

44.6

2010

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017-07-11
Botswana

71.9

2017

71.6

2016

59.0

2000

71.9

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Brazil

61.6

Aug 2018

61.5

Jul 2018

60.9

Feb 2015

61.9

Nov 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Brunei

67.1

2017

67.2

2016

65.0

1990

68.0

2000

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bulgaria

55.5

Jun 2018

54.6

Mar 2018

47.5

Dec 2000

56.5

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-12
Cambodia

84.0

2016

82.7

2015

81.8

2008

87.5

2011

%

yearly

2007 - 2016

Updated on 2018-05-23
Canada

65.2

Sep 2018

66.5

Aug 2018

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Chile

59.9

May 2018

59.8

Apr 2018

56.1

Jul 2009

60.4

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-29
China

68.9

2017

69.4

2016

68.9

2017

79.1

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Colombia

63.2

Mar 2018

64.9

Dec 2017

57.5

Dec 2006

65.9

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-10
Croatia

51.2

Jun 2018

51.0

Mar 2018

49.5

Mar 2013

54.1

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-10
Cyprus

62.0

Mar 2018

61.5

Dec 2017

60.3

Mar 2016

64.7

Dec 2007

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-22
Czech Republic

60.5

Jun 2018

60.3

Mar 2018

58.1

Mar 2012

60.6

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Dec 2001 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Denmark

75.5

2016

74.9

2015

74.7

2014

79.0

2007

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2018-03-01
Ecuador

68.3

2017

68.5

2016

63.5

1990

70.3

2006

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-27
Egypt

31.0

2017

31.8

2016

27.3

1989

33.4

2010

%

yearly

1989 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-30
Estonia

63.2

Mar 2018

63.9

Dec 2017

56.9

Jun 2002

63.9

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-15
European Union

57.3

2017

57.5

2016

56.2

1997

57.7

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-29
Finland

65.5

Sep 2018

66.8

Aug 2018

63.5

Dec 2012

71.5

Jun 2008

%

monthly

May 2004 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-23
France

72.2

Jun 2018

72.2

Mar 2018

69.5

Jun 2006

72.2

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-14
Georgia

65.8

2017

66.3

2016

60.3

2007

66.8

2015

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-21
Germany

60.9

Jun 2018

61.0

Mar 2018

58.2

Mar 2005

61.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-06
Greece

59.7

Jul 2018

60.0

Jun 2018

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
Hong Kong

61.2

Sep 2018

61.4

Aug 2018

59.5

Nov 2010

66.2

Sep 1984

%

monthly

Dec 1981 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-19
Hungary

62.8

Sep 2018

62.4

Jun 2018

51.0

Jun 1998

62.8

Sep 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-30
Iceland

80.8

Sep 2018

82.3

Aug 2018

76.1

Nov 2011

87.4

Jul 2007

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-25
India

53.8

2017

53.9

2016

53.8

2017

60.8

1994

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Indonesia

69.2

Feb 2018

66.7

Aug 2017

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-05-07
Iran

39.7

Mar 2018

40.1

Dec 2017

35.4

Mar 2014

42.6

Sep 2005

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-10
Israel

64.4

Aug 2018

64.2

Jul 2018

62.6

Jan 2012

65.0

Jul 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-08
Italy

66.3

Jun 2018

65.4

Mar 2018

57.2

Jun 1978

66.3

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Ivory Coast

57.3

2017

57.4

2016

57.3

2017

67.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Japan

61.7

May 2018

61.7

Apr 2018

58.5

Dec 2012

67.9

Jun 1968

%

monthly

Jan 1968 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Jordan

39.1

2017

39.2

2016

39.1

2017

42.6

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Kazakhstan

70.0

Jun 2018

69.5

Mar 2018

68.0

Mar 2002

72.8

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-13
Kenya

65.4

2017

65.4

2016

64.8

2005

73.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Kosovo

42.8

2017

38.7

2016

36.9

2012

52.8

2002

%

yearly

2002 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-18
Kuwait

69.0

2017

69.6

2016

64.3

1990

70.6

2014

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Kyrgyzstan

61.5

2016

62.4

2015

61.5

2016

76.2

1996

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2017-12-27
Laos

78.3

2017

78.1

2016

78.1

2011

81.2

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Latvia

69.7

Jun 2018

69.2

Mar 2018

59.9

Mar 2002

69.7

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Lebanon

47.2

2017

47.1

2016

43.6

1996

47.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Lithuania

61.2

Jun 2018

60.8

Mar 2018

54.7

Dec 2006

61.2

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Jun 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-17
Luxembourg

54.7

2017

54.6

2016

53.7

2000

55.6

2013

%

yearly

2000 - 2017

Updated on 2018-10-22
Macau

71.0

Jun 2018

70.8

May 2018

60.8

Sep 2003

74.4

Dec 2014

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-27
Macedonia

56.9

Jun 2018

56.9

Mar 2018

50.3

Dec 2004

57.8

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-07
Malawi

77.0

2017

76.8

2016

76.8

2016

77.5

2013

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Malaysia

68.4

Aug 2018

68.6

Jul 2018

67.6

Dec 2016

68.6

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Malta

73.5

Jun 2018

71.2

Mar 2018

57.2

Dec 2006

73.5

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-03
Mauritius

58.7

Jun 2018

58.8

Mar 2018

56.9

Dec 2004

61.0

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-27
Mexico

59.5

Sep 2018

60.0

Aug 2018

58.2

Dec 2010

61.5

Jun 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-24
Moldova

46.4

Jun 2018

39.3

Mar 2018

37.0

Mar 2012

61.4

Jun 2000

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-03
Mongolia

61.0

Jun 2018

60.6

Mar 2018

59.2

Jun 2008

64.8

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Montenegro

56.2

Jun 2018

53.6

Mar 2018

47.1

Mar 2011

56.4

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-17
Morocco

47.0

Jun 2018

47.1

Mar 2018

45.5

Sep 2017

55.7

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-10
Myanmar

65.1

2017

65.3

2016

65.1

2017

73.4

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-24
Nepal

84.2

2017

84.3

2016

83.0

2008

86.2

1995

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Netherlands

69.9

Sep 2018

70.5

Aug 2018

62.1

Jan 2005

70.5

Aug 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
New Zealand

71.2

Mar 2018

71.3

Dec 2017

62.6

Sep 1992

71.3

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-01
Nigeria

55.1

2017

55.2

2016

54.7

2004

56.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Norway

64.2

2017

64.4

2016

61.6

1993

67.4

2008

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Oman

70.2

2017

69.8

2016

54.9

2001

70.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Pakistan

54.4

2017

54.4

2016

49.2

1995

54.4

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Panama

64.0

2017

64.4

2016

61.9

2011

64.4

2016

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-16
Paraguay

63.1

2017

62.6

2016

57.3

1999

64.4

2012

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-10
Peru

72.2

2016

71.6

2015

69.2

2001

74.1

2010

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Philippines

60.1

Jul 2018

60.9

Apr 2018

60.1

Jul 2018

69.0

Apr 2004

%

quarterly

Jul 2003 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-09-25
Poland

56.5

Jun 2018

56.0

Mar 2018

53.2

Mar 2007

57.9

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Dec 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-24
Portugal

59.0

Jun 2018

58.9

Mar 2018

58.1

Mar 2016

61.6

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-08
Qatar

89.1

2016

88.6

2015

79.7

2006

89.1

2016

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-18
Romania

53.8

Mar 2018

54.2

Dec 2017

52.7

Mar 2016

67.8

Sep 1996

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-08-10
Russia

68.8

Mar 2018

68.5

Feb 2018

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-14
Saudi Arabia

56.1

2017

55.9

2016

48.8

1999

56.1

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Serbia

55.2

Jun 2018

52.9

Mar 2018

50.8

Mar 2015

55.3

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-31
Singapore

67.7

2017

68.0

2016

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-26
Slovakia

59.6

Jun 2018

59.6

Mar 2018

58.5

Mar 2011

60.9

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-14
Slovenia

59.1

Jun 2018

58.3

Mar 2018

55.8

Mar 2016

60.7

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-19
South Africa

59.1

Jun 2018

59.3

Mar 2018

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-31
South Korea

63.5

Sep 2018

63.4

Aug 2018

59.2

Jan 2011

63.9

May 2018

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
Spain

58.7

Sep 2018

58.8

Jun 2018

48.9

Jun 1985

60.5

Sep 2012

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-25
Sri Lanka

51.1

Jun 2018

52.0

Mar 2018

51.1

Jun 2018

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Sudan

46.5

2017

46.6

2016

46.5

2017

51.7

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Sweden

72.9

Sep 2018

73.7

Aug 2018

69.3

Jan 2012

75.3

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Apr 2005 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Switzerland

68.4

Jun 2018

68.4

Mar 2018

66.8

Mar 2010

68.8

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-16
Syria

41.1

2017

41.5

2016

41.1

2017

54.2

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Taiwan

59.0

Sep 2018

59.2

Aug 2018

56.3

Apr 1982

61.8

Aug 1987

%

monthly

Jan 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-22
Tajikistan

46.7

2016

47.7

2015

46.7

2016

78.5

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2018-10-18
Thailand

68.1

Sep 2018

68.8

Aug 2018

66.4

Oct 2017

73.1

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2013 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-03
Tunisia

46.6

2014

47.8

2012

45.2

2000

47.8

2012

%

yearly

1999 - 2014

Updated on 2017-10-19
Turkey

54.0

Jul 2018

53.8

Jun 2018

42.4

Feb 2006

54.0

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Ukraine

61.9

Mar 2018

61.5

Dec 2017

61.2

Mar 2005

65.3

Sep 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-26
United Arab Emirates

79.7

2017

80.4

2016

73.1

1990

82.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
United Kingdom

63.6

Jul 2018

63.6

Jun 2018

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-16
United States

62.7

Sep 2018

62.7

Aug 2018

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Uruguay

62.7

Aug 2018

61.3

Jul 2018

59.6

Jun 2006

65.7

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Venezuela

62.7

Apr 2016

62.8

Mar 2016

62.6

Dec 2015

70.6

Oct 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on 2016-06-29
Vietnam

76.5

Jun 2018

76.7

Mar 2018

76.2

Jun 2015

78.8

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Yemen

41.8

2010

42.2

2009

39.2

2004

44.5

2005

%

yearly

2004 - 2010

Updated on 2014-06-17