Geo-Economic Dataset For Asia

About Geo-Economic Dataset For Asia

Geo-Economic Dataset for Asia (GEDA) covers 16 countries and regions in East Asia (i.e., ASEAN10, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, and Bangladesh) at the sub-national level and includes population, area, and GDP by industry for 2005.

GEDA includes GDP by industry at the sub-national level for the following 25 sectors: Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry, Mining, Manufacturing (16 sectors), and Services (7 sectors). GDP is nominal and converted into US dollars using the average exchange rate between the local currency and US dollars in 2005, based on International Financial Statistics, IMF.

The division of regions in GEDA follows the administrative divisions in each country. Except for Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, and Brunei, GEDA adopts a primary-level administrative division, although secondary-level administrative divisions are adopted for China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. However, the datasets for India and Indonesia are published only at the primary level because of copyright issues.

GEDA is an outcome of the research project “Long-term Forecast for Population and Industrial Clusters in East Asia using The Geographical Simulation Model: Study based on 2010 Economic Geographical Data (I),” conducted in 2012. Although GEDA was primarily created as a Geographical Simulation Model (IDE-GSM), it also suits general use and is a pioneering work to provide a unified geo-economic dataset for Asian countries at the sub-national level. We have strived to make GEDA as accurate as possible, while providing data for more regions and sectors. For more details on the data sources and methods used to compile GEDA, please see “Data source and notes.”

Geo-Economic Dataset For Asia