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Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Australia

66.2

Feb 2018

65.1

Jan 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Dec 2017

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-22
Brazil

61.6

Feb 2018

61.7

Jan 2018

60.9

Feb 2015

61.9

Nov 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
Canada

64.6

Feb 2018

64.6

Jan 2018

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-09
China

68.9

2017

69.4

2016

68.9

2017

79.1

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
European Union

57.3

2017

57.5

2016

56.2

1997

57.7

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-03-20
France

72.0

Dec 2017

71.9

Sep 2017

69.5

Jun 2006

72.0

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Germany

61.7

Dec 2017

61.5

Sep 2017

58.2

Mar 2005

61.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Greece

59.2

Dec 2017

58.8

Nov 2017

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-21
India

53.8

2017

53.9

2016

53.8

2017

60.8

1994

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Indonesia

66.7

Aug 2017

69.0

Feb 2017

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Aug 2017

Updated on 2017-12-04
Italy

65.7

Dec 2017

65.4

Sep 2017

57.2

Jun 1978

65.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-20
Japan

60.8

Feb 2018

60.5

Jan 2018

58.5

Dec 2012

66.1

Oct 1973

%

monthly

Jul 1972 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
Malaysia

68.2

Jan 2018

68.1

Dec 2017

67.6

Dec 2016

68.2

Jan 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-03-15
Russia

69.3

Dec 2017

69.2

Nov 2017

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Singapore

67.7

2017

68.0

2016

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-26
South Africa

58.8

Dec 2017

59.9

Sep 2017

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-13
Turkey

52.4

Dec 2017

52.8

Nov 2017

42.4

Feb 2006

53.7

Aug 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-15
United Kingdom

63.7

Dec 2017

63.6

Nov 2017

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-21
United States

62.9

Feb 2018

62.3

Jan 2018

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-09

All countries

Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

59.1

Dec 2017

58.7

Sep 2017

50.8

Mar 2014

59.1

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-12
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 2017-12-18
Armenia

60.9

Dec 2017

63.4

Sep 2017

56.7

Jun 2009

65.9

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-30
Australia

66.2

Feb 2018

65.1

Jan 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Dec 2017

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-22
Austria

76.8

Dec 2017

77.1

Sep 2017

70.2

Mar 2004

77.4

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-21
Azerbaijan

66.1

2017

66.2

2016

60.8

1990

66.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Bahrain

72.2

2017

71.9

2016

64.5

1991

72.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Bangladesh

56.5

2017

56.4

2016

56.4

2016

57.6

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Belarus

82.8

2016

83.3

2015

76.1

2004

83.3

2015

%

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-09-26
Belgium

68.6

Dec 2017

68.4

Sep 2017

63.6

Jun 2001

68.6

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Bolivia

65.6

2016

61.0

2015

61.0

2015

67.8

2001

%

yearly

1999 - 2016

Updated on 2017-10-17
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 2017-12-19
Brazil

61.6

Feb 2018

61.7

Jan 2018

60.9

Feb 2015

61.9

Nov 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
Brunei

67.1

2017

67.2

2016

65.0

1990

68.0

2000

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Bulgaria

55.5

Dec 2017

56.5

Sep 2017

47.5

Dec 2000

56.5

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Cambodia

82.7

2015

82.6

2014

81.8

2008

87.5

2011

%

yearly

2007 - 2015

Updated on 2017-05-26
Canada

64.6

Feb 2018

64.6

Jan 2018

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-09
Chile

60.1

Feb 2018

60.3

Jan 2018

56.1

Jul 2009

60.4

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
China

68.9

2017

69.4

2016

68.9

2017

79.1

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Colombia

64.9

Dec 2017

64.1

Sep 2017

57.5

Dec 2006

65.9

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-13
Croatia

52.2

Sep 2017

51.7

Jun 2017

49.5

Mar 2013

54.1

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Sep 2017

Updated on 2018-01-15
Cyprus

61.5

Dec 2017

61.9

Sep 2017

60.3

Mar 2016

64.7

Dec 2007

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-09
Czech Republic

60.4

Dec 2017

60.6

Sep 2017

58.1

Mar 2012

60.6

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Dec 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
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 2018-03-19
Egypt

31.8

2016

32.0

2015

27.3

1989

33.4

2010

%

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2017-06-12
Estonia

63.9

Dec 2017

63.8

Sep 2017

56.9

Jun 2002

63.9

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-14
European Union

57.3

2017

57.5

2016

56.2

1997

57.7

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-03-20
Finland

65.5

Feb 2018

65.5

Jan 2018

63.5

Dec 2012

71.5

Jun 2008

%

monthly

May 2004 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-20
France

72.0

Dec 2017

71.9

Sep 2017

69.5

Jun 2006

72.0

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Georgia

67.5

2016

67.8

2015

62.2

2006

67.8

2015

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017-05-25
Germany

61.7

Dec 2017

61.5

Sep 2017

58.2

Mar 2005

61.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Greece

59.2

Dec 2017

58.8

Nov 2017

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-21
Hong Kong

61.3

Feb 2018

61.2

Jan 2018

59.5

Nov 2010

66.2

Sep 1984

%

monthly

Dec 1981 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-19
Hungary

62.1

Dec 2017

62.3

Sep 2017

51.0

Jun 1998

62.3

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-20
Iceland

80.1

Feb 2018

81.7

Jan 2018

76.1

Nov 2011

87.4

Jul 2007

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-22
India

53.8

2017

53.9

2016

53.8

2017

60.8

1994

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Indonesia

66.7

Aug 2017

69.0

Feb 2017

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Aug 2017

Updated on 2017-12-04
Iran

40.1

Dec 2017

41.0

Sep 2017

35.4

Mar 2014

42.6

Sep 2005

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-25
Israel

64.0

Feb 2018

63.6

Jan 2018

62.6

Jan 2012

65.0

Jul 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
Italy

65.7

Dec 2017

65.4

Sep 2017

57.2

Jun 1978

65.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-20
Ivory Coast

57.3

2017

57.4

2016

57.3

2017

67.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Japan

60.8

Feb 2018

60.5

Jan 2018

58.5

Dec 2012

66.1

Oct 1973

%

monthly

Jul 1972 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-29
Jordan

39.1

2017

39.2

2016

39.1

2017

42.6

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Kazakhstan

69.8

Dec 2017

69.8

Sep 2017

68.0

Mar 2002

72.8

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-12
Kenya

65.4

2017

65.4

2016

64.8

2005

73.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Kosovo

38.7

2016

37.6

2015

36.9

2012

52.8

2002

%

yearly

2002 - 2016

Updated on 2017-05-15
Kuwait

69.0

2017

69.6

2016

64.3

1990

70.6

2014

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
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

2010

81.2

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Latvia

69.3

Dec 2017

69.5

Sep 2017

59.9

Mar 2002

69.5

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-22
Lebanon

47.2

2017

47.1

2016

43.6

1996

47.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Lithuania

60.6

Dec 2017

60.6

Sep 2017

54.7

Dec 2006

61.1

Jun 1999

%

quarterly

Jun 1998 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Luxembourg

54.6

2016

54.9

2015

53.7

2000

55.6

2013

%

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2018-03-20
Macau

70.2

Feb 2018

69.8

Jan 2018

60.8

Sep 2003

74.4

Dec 2014

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-27
Macedonia

56.8

Dec 2017

56.8

Sep 2017

50.3

Dec 2004

57.8

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-09
Malawi

77.0

2017

76.8

2016

76.8

2016

77.5

2013

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Malaysia

68.2

Jan 2018

68.1

Dec 2017

67.6

Dec 2016

68.2

Jan 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-03-15
Malta

72.0

Dec 2017

71.1

Sep 2017

57.2

Dec 2006

72.0

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Mauritius

59.5

Dec 2017

59.2

Sep 2017

56.9

Dec 2004

61.0

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Mexico

59.2

Feb 2018

59.0

Jan 2018

58.2

Dec 2010

61.5

Jun 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-27
Moldova

40.6

Dec 2017

43.9

Sep 2017

37.0

Mar 2012

61.4

Jun 2000

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-06
Mongolia

62.4

Dec 2017

61.1

Sep 2017

59.2

Jun 2008

64.8

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-14
Montenegro

53.5

Dec 2017

56.4

Sep 2017

47.1

Mar 2011

56.4

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-19
Morocco

45.5

Sep 2017

47.3

Jun 2017

45.5

Sep 2017

55.7

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on 2017-11-06
Myanmar

65.1

2017

65.3

2016

65.1

2017

73.3

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-03-30
Nepal

84.2

2017

84.3

2016

83.0

2008

86.2

1995

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Netherlands

68.2

Feb 2018

68.1

Jan 2018

62.1

Jan 2005

68.8

Jul 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-15
New Zealand

71.3

Dec 2017

70.6

Sep 2017

62.6

Sep 1992

71.3

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-06
Nigeria

55.1

2017

55.2

2016

54.7

2004

56.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Norway

64.2

2017

64.4

2016

61.6

1993

67.4

2008

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Oman

70.2

2017

69.8

2016

54.9

2001

70.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Pakistan

54.4

2017

54.4

2016

49.2

1995

54.4

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Panama

64.4

2016

64.2

2015

61.9

2011

64.4

2016

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2016-12-07
Paraguay

62.6

2016

62.1

2015

57.3

1999

64.4

2012

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017-08-18
Peru

72.2

2016

71.6

2015

69.2

2001

74.1

2010

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018-03-19
Philippines

62.2

Jan 2018

62.1

Oct 2017

60.6

Jul 2017

69.0

Apr 2004

%

quarterly

Jul 2003 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-03-07
Poland

56.2

Dec 2017

56.7

Sep 2017

53.2

Mar 2007

57.9

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Dec 1998 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-23
Portugal

59.0

Dec 2017

59.3

Sep 2017

58.1

Mar 2016

61.6

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-07
Qatar

89.1

2016

88.6

2015

79.7

2006

89.1

2016

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-18
Romania

56.1

Sep 2017

56.6

Jun 2017

52.7

Mar 2016

67.8

Sep 1996

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on 2018-02-09
Russia

69.3

Dec 2017

69.2

Nov 2017

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
Saudi Arabia

56.1

2017

55.9

2016

48.8

1999

56.1

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Serbia

54.2

Dec 2017

55.3

Sep 2017

50.8

Mar 2015

55.3

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-05
Singapore

67.7

2017

68.0

2016

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-26
Slovakia

59.9

Dec 2017

60.1

Sep 2017

58.5

Mar 2011

60.9

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-16
Slovenia

58.8

Dec 2017

59.2

Sep 2017

55.8

Mar 2016

60.7

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-19
South Africa

58.8

Dec 2017

59.9

Sep 2017

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-13
South Korea

62.0

Feb 2018

61.8

Jan 2018

59.2

Jan 2011

63.9

Jun 2017

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-13
Spain

58.8

Dec 2017

58.9

Sep 2017

48.9

Jun 1985

60.5

Sep 2012

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-01-25
Sri Lanka

54.1

Dec 2017

53.6

Sep 2017

51.5

Jun 2012

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-29
Sudan

46.5

2017

46.6

2016

46.5

2017

51.7

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-18
Sweden

72.2

Feb 2018

71.8

Jan 2018

69.3

Jan 2012

74.8

Jun 2017

%

monthly

Apr 2005 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-20
Switzerland

68.6

Dec 2017

68.6

Sep 2017

66.8

Mar 2010

68.8

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-02-15
Syria

41.1

2017

41.5

2016

41.1

2017

54.2

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
Taiwan

58.9

Feb 2018

58.9

Jan 2018

56.3

Apr 1982

61.8

Aug 1987

%

monthly

Jan 1978 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-22
Tajikistan

46.7

2016

47.7

2015

46.7

2016

78.5

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2018-03-12
Thailand

68.4

Feb 2018

67.3

Jan 2018

66.4

Oct 2017

73.1

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2013 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-07
Tunisia

46.6

2014

47.8

2012

45.2

2000

47.8

2012

%

yearly

1999 - 2014

Updated on 2017-10-19
Turkey

52.4

Dec 2017

52.8

Nov 2017

42.4

Feb 2006

53.7

Aug 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-15
Ukraine

61.5

Dec 2017

62.2

Sep 2017

61.2

Mar 2005

65.3

Sep 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-26
United Arab Emirates

79.7

2017

80.4

2016

73.1

1990

82.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-19
United Kingdom

63.7

Dec 2017

63.6

Nov 2017

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-21
United States

62.9

Feb 2018

62.3

Jan 2018

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-03-09
Uruguay

62.6

Jan 2018

62.5

Dec 2017

59.6

Jun 2006

65.7

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Jan 2018

Updated on 2018-03-09
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

76.9

Dec 2017

76.7

Sep 2017

76.2

Jun 2015

78.8

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-20
Yemen

41.8

2010

42.2

2009

39.2

2004

44.5

2005

%

yearly

2004 - 2010

Updated on 2014-06-17