The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) has the honour to present the Puntland Facts and Figures. This book’s publication of an annual serial of Statistics, which will serve as a main general statistical reference for the Puntland State of Somalia. Given the relatively short time that Puntland has existed and the critical socioeconomic and political situation, required statistics have not been collated and complied mainly due to lack of adequate secondary data as well as limited resources with which to carry out intended surveys to collect necessary primary data.

However, this book covers various important aspects of economic, social and industrial life. For instance: population, climate, social services (education, health), agricultural production, communication, marine production and revenue. The Puntland Facts and Figures will be updated annually and the data of missing sectors incorporated as it becomes available. The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation welcomes comments and suggestions from users of this book. We express our thanks and gratitude to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Somalia Human Development and Economic Unit (HDEU)

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