Air quality monitoring stations are used as a reference (based on air quality) to other air quality monitoring stations.
The Balance Of Payments is a statistical statement that systematically summarises, for a specific time period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world.
The balance of trade is the difference between the value of exports and imports. When exports exceed imports it is recorded as a surplus while a deficit is registered when imports exceed exports.
Bamboo is a widely used in the furniture manufacturing industry, handicrafts, container products, matting, pulp, paper, fuel, and construction as well as home appliances.
The period that provides the weights for an index is described as the base period.
The Basic Price is the amount receivable by the producer from the purchaser for a unit of a good or service produced as output minus any tax payable, and plus any subsidy receivable, on that unit as a consequence of its production or sale; it excludes any transport charges invoiced separately by the producer.
Dissolved oxygen required by organisms for the aerobic decomposition of organic matter present in water. This measurement is usually taken over 5 days.
Biological diversity means the variability among living organisms from various sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems; this includes diversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem level. This difinition is adopted by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.