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Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Australia

65.1

Sep 2017

64.8

Aug 2017

59.6

Jan 1984

66.2

Dec 2010

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Brazil

61.8

Aug 2017

61.8

Jul 2017

60.9

Feb 2015

61.8

Aug 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Canada

65.5

Sep 2017

66.9

Aug 2017

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
China

70.8

2016

70.9

2015

70.8

2016

79.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
European Union

57.3

2016

57.4

2015

56.3

2002

57.5

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
France

72.0

Jun 2017

71.5

Mar 2017

69.5

Jun 2006

72.0

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Germany

60.9

Jun 2017

60.8

Mar 2017

58.2

Mar 2005

61.3

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Greece

60.0

Jul 2017

59.8

Jun 2017

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
India

53.8

2016

53.7

2015

53.7

2014

60.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Indonesia

69.0

Feb 2017

66.3

Aug 2016

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Feb 2017

Updated on May 2017
Italy

65.4

Jun 2017

65.3

Mar 2017

57.2

Jun 1978

65.5

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Japan

60.9

Aug 2017

60.8

Jul 2017

58.5

Dec 2012

66.1

Oct 1973

%

monthly

Jul 1972 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Malaysia

67.8

Aug 2017

67.7

Jul 2017

67.6

Dec 2016

68.1

Aug 2015

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Aug 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Russia

69.6

Aug 2017

69.2

Jul 2017

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Singapore

68.0

2016

68.3

2015

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2016
South Africa

59.9

Jun 2017

60.5

Mar 2017

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Turkey

53.7

Jul 2017

53.4

Jun 2017

42.4

Feb 2006

53.7

Jul 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
United Kingdom

63.5

Jul 2017

63.7

Jun 2017

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
United States

63.0

Sep 2017

63.0

Aug 2017

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017

All countries

Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

58.1

Jun 2017

57.3

Mar 2017

50.8

Mar 2014

58.7

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Algeria

41.8

2016

41.8

2015

39.8

2003

43.2

2013

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Argentina

61.0

2016

61.0

2015

57.5

1992

62.2

2005

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Armenia

60.5

Jun 2017

58.9

Mar 2017

56.7

Jun 2009

65.9

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Australia

65.1

Sep 2017

64.8

Aug 2017

59.6

Jan 1984

66.2

Dec 2010

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Austria

76.3

Jun 2017

75.5

Mar 2017

70.2

Mar 2004

77.4

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Azerbaijan

65.2

2016

65.0

2015

60.9

1990

65.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Bahrain

68.8

2016

69.2

2015

64.3

1990

71.0

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Bangladesh

62.2

2016

62.2

2015

62.1

2014

75.6

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Belarus

82.8

2016

83.3

2015

76.1

2004

83.3

2015

%

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Belgium

67.6

Jun 2017

67.5

Mar 2017

63.6

Jun 2001

68.4

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Bolivia

65.6

2016

61.0

2015

61.0

2015

67.8

2001

%

yearly

1999 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina

42.6

2017

43.1

2016

42.6

2017

44.6

2010

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Botswana

77.5

2016

77.4

2015

73.5

1990

77.5

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Brazil

61.8

Aug 2017

61.8

Jul 2017

60.9

Feb 2015

61.8

Aug 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Brunei

63.4

2016

63.5

2015

63.4

2016

68.0

2000

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Bulgaria

55.8

Jun 2017

53.7

Mar 2017

47.5

Dec 2000

55.8

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2000 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Cambodia

82.7

2015

82.6

2014

81.8

2008

87.5

2011

%

yearly

2007 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Canada

65.5

Sep 2017

66.9

Aug 2017

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Chile

59.5

Aug 2017

59.5

Jul 2017

56.1

Jul 2009

60.4

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
China

70.8

2016

70.9

2015

70.8

2016

79.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Colombia

64.8

Jun 2017

63.8

Mar 2017

57.5

Dec 2006

65.9

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Croatia

51.7

Jun 2017

50.6

Mar 2017

49.5

Mar 2013

54.1

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Cyprus

61.4

Jun 2017

61.5

Mar 2017

60.3

Mar 2016

64.7

Dec 2007

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Czech Republic

60.0

Jun 2017

59.9

Mar 2017

58.1

Mar 2012

60.2

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Dec 2001 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Denmark

74.9

2015

74.7

2014

74.7

2014

79.0

2007

%

yearly

2006 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Ecuador

64.3

2016

64.2

2015

63.7

1990

71.0

2006

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Egypt

31.8

2016

32.0

2015

27.3

1989

33.4

2010

%

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Estonia

63.7

Jun 2017

62.2

Mar 2017

56.9

Jun 2002

63.9

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
European Union

57.3

2016

57.4

2015

56.3

2002

57.5

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Finland

65.7

Aug 2017

67.2

Jul 2017

63.5

Dec 2012

71.5

Jun 2008

%

monthly

May 2004 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
France

72.0

Jun 2017

71.5

Mar 2017

69.5

Jun 2006

72.0

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Georgia

67.5

2016

67.8

2015

62.2

2006

67.8

2015

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Germany

60.9

Jun 2017

60.8

Mar 2017

58.2

Mar 2005

61.3

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Greece

60.0

Jul 2017

59.8

Jun 2017

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Hong Kong

61.3

Sep 2017

61.4

Aug 2017

59.5

Nov 2010

66.2

Sep 1984

%

monthly

Dec 1981 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Hungary

61.8

Jun 2017

61.1

Mar 2017

51.0

Jun 1998

61.8

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Iceland

83.1

Aug 2017

83.7

Jul 2017

76.1

Nov 2011

87.4

Jul 2007

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
India

53.8

2016

53.7

2015

53.7

2014

60.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Indonesia

69.0

Feb 2017

66.3

Aug 2016

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Feb 2017

Updated on May 2017
Iran

38.9

Mar 2017

38.9

Dec 2016

35.4

Mar 2014

42.6

Sep 2005

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2017

Updated on Jun 2017
Ireland

59.9

Jun 2017

59.8

Mar 2017

56.8

Mar 1998

64.7

Sep 2007

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Israel

64.1

Aug 2017

64.5

Jul 2017

62.6

Jan 2012

65.0

Jul 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Italy

65.4

Jun 2017

65.3

Mar 2017

57.2

Jun 1978

65.5

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Ivory Coast

67.0

2016

67.0

2015

66.4

1998

67.2

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Japan

60.9

Aug 2017

60.8

Jul 2017

58.5

Dec 2012

66.1

Oct 1973

%

monthly

Jul 1972 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Jordan

40.1

2016

40.0

2015

39.2

1990

43.1

2009

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Kazakhstan

69.5

Jun 2017

69.4

Mar 2017

68.0

Mar 2002

72.8

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Kenya

67.2

2016

67.1

2015

64.8

2005

75.2

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Kosovo

38.7

2016

37.6

2015

36.9

2012

52.8

2002

%

yearly

2002 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Kuwait

68.7

2016

69.2

2015

58.6

1990

69.2

2015

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Kyrgyzstan

62.4

2015

62.4

2014

62.4

2015

76.2

1996

%

yearly

1994 - 2015

Updated on 2016
Laos

77.6

2016

77.4

2015

77.2

2014

81.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Latvia

68.6

Jun 2017

68.0

Mar 2017

59.9

Mar 2002

68.6

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Lebanon

47.2

2016

47.0

2015

42.5

1990

47.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Lithuania

60.8

Jun 2017

60.3

Mar 2017

54.7

Dec 2006

61.1

Jun 1999

%

quarterly

Jun 1998 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Luxembourg

54.6

2016

54.9

2015

53.7

2000

55.6

2013

%

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Macau

71.5

Aug 2017

71.4

Jul 2017

60.8

Sep 2003

74.4

Dec 2014

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Macedonia

56.9

Jun 2017

56.7

Mar 2017

50.3

Dec 2004

57.8

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Malawi

81.1

2016

81.0

2015

77.0

1998

82.7

2008

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Malaysia

67.8

Aug 2017

67.7

Jul 2017

67.6

Dec 2016

68.1

Aug 2015

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Aug 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Malta

69.9

Jun 2017

68.7

Mar 2017

57.2

Dec 2006

70.0

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Jun 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Mauritius

60.2

Jun 2017

59.2

Mar 2017

56.9

Dec 2004

61.0

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Mexico

59.0

Aug 2017

59.8

Jul 2017

58.2

Dec 2010

61.5

Jun 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Moldova

44.1

Jun 2017

40.3

Mar 2017

37.0

Mar 2012

61.4

Jun 2000

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Mongolia

61.6

Jun 2017

59.5

Mar 2017

59.2

Jun 2008

64.8

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Montenegro

54.8

Jun 2017

53.9

Mar 2017

47.1

Mar 2011

55.9

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Morocco

47.7

Jun 2017

47.5

Mar 2017

46.0

Dec 2016

55.7

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Myanmar

77.8

2016

78.0

2015

76.1

1990

78.5

2009

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Nepal

83.0

2016

83.0

2015

83.0

2016

87.0

1995

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Netherlands

68.1

Sep 2017

68.7

Aug 2017

62.1

Jan 2005

68.8

Jul 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
New Zealand

69.8

Jun 2017

71.0

Mar 2017

62.6

Sep 1992

71.0

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Nigeria

56.4

2016

56.3

2015

54.8

2004

57.0

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Norway

64.8

2016

64.9

2015

61.5

1993

67.2

2008

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Oman

69.2

2016

69.1

2015

54.9

2001

69.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Pakistan

54.1

2016

53.9

2015

49.2

1995

54.2

2011

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Panama

64.4

2016

64.2

2015

61.9

2011

64.4

2016

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2016
Paraguay

62.6

2016

62.1

2015

57.3

1999

64.4

2012

%

yearly

1998 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Peru

72.2

2016

71.6

2015

69.2

2001

74.1

2010

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Philippines

60.6

Jul 2017

61.4

Apr 2017

60.6

Jul 2017

69.0

Apr 2004

%

quarterly

Jul 2003 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Poland

56.7

Jun 2017

56.2

Mar 2017

53.2

Mar 2007

57.9

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Dec 1998 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Portugal

59.0

Jun 2017

58.5

Mar 2017

58.1

Mar 2016

61.6

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Qatar

89.1

2016

88.6

2015

79.7

2006

89.1

2016

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Romania

52.9

Mar 2017

53.2

Dec 2016

52.7

Mar 2016

67.8

Sep 1996

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Mar 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Russia

69.6

Aug 2017

69.2

Jul 2017

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Saudi Arabia

54.5

2016

54.8

2015

50.1

1999

54.8

2015

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Serbia

54.5

Jun 2017

51.8

Mar 2017

50.8

Mar 2015

54.5

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Singapore

68.0

2016

68.3

2015

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2016
Slovakia

59.8

Jun 2017

59.9

Mar 2017

58.5

Mar 2011

60.9

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Slovenia

58.1

Jun 2017

57.7

Mar 2017

55.8

Mar 2016

60.7

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
South Africa

59.9

Jun 2017

60.5

Mar 2017

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
South Korea

63.4

Sep 2017

63.3

Aug 2017

59.0

Jan 2011

63.8

Jun 2017

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Spain

58.8

Jun 2017

58.8

Mar 2017

48.9

Jun 1985

60.5

Sep 2012

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Jun 2017

Updated on Jul 2017
Sri Lanka

54.0

Jun 2017

54.7

Mar 2017

51.5

Jun 2012

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Sudan

48.2

2016

48.1

2015

47.9

2011

52.6

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Sweden

72.6

Sep 2017

73.4

Aug 2017

69.3

Jan 2012

74.8

Jun 2017

%

monthly

Apr 2005 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Switzerland

68.3

Jun 2017

68.4

Mar 2017

66.8

Mar 2010

68.8

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2017

Updated on Aug 2017
Syria

41.7

2016

41.7

2015

41.7

2016

53.2

2001

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Taiwan

59.0

Aug 2017

58.9

Jul 2017

56.3

Apr 1982

61.8

Aug 1987

%

monthly

Jan 1978 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Tajikistan

47.7

2015

47.8

2014

47.7

2015

78.5

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Thailand

68.0

Aug 2017

68.8

Jul 2017

67.7

Oct 2016

73.1

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2013 - Aug 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Turkey

53.7

Jul 2017

53.4

Jun 2017

42.4

Feb 2006

53.7

Jul 2017

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Ukraine

61.9

Jun 2017

61.4

Mar 2017

61.2

Mar 2005

65.3

Sep 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
United Arab Emirates

79.5

2016

80.1

2015

72.8

1990

80.8

2011

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
United Kingdom

63.5

Jul 2017

63.7

Jun 2017

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jul 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
United States

63.0

Sep 2017

63.0

Aug 2017

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Uruguay

61.6

Aug 2017

63.1

Jul 2017

59.6

Jun 2006

65.7

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Aug 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
Venezuela

62.7

Apr 2016

62.8

Mar 2016

62.6

Dec 2015

70.6

Oct 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on Jun 2016
Vietnam

76.6

Mar 2017

76.8

Dec 2016

76.2

Jun 2015

78.8

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2017

Updated on May 2017
Yemen

41.8

2010

42.2

2009

39.2

2004

44.5

2005

%

yearly

2004 - 2010

Updated on 2014