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double deflation
Description

Double deflation is a method whereby gross value added is measured at constant prices by subtracting intermediate consumption at constant prices from output at constant prices.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
durable goods
Description

Durable goods are one which may be used repeatedly or continuously over a period of more than a year, assuming a normal or average rate of physical usage.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
dysentery
Description

Dysentery is acute diarrhoea with visible blood in the stool. Dysentery is most   often  caused   by   Shigella   species   (bacillary   dysentery)   or Entamoeba histolytica (amoebic dysentery).
 


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
ecological balance
Description
Equilibrium between, and harmonious coexistence of, organisms and their environment.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
ecological footprint
Description
Land (and water) area of the planet or particular area required for the support either of humankind`s current lifestyle or the consumption pattern of a particular population.  It is the inverse of the carrying capacity of a territory.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
economic territory (of a country)
Description

The economic territory of a country consists of the geographic territory administered by a government within which persons, goods, and capital circulate freely.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
economic territory (of an international organisation)
Description

The economic territory of an international organisation consists of the territorial enclave, or enclaves, over which it has jurisdiction; these consist of clearly demarcated areas of land or structures which the international organisation owns or rents and which it uses for the purposes for which the organisation was created by formal agreement with the country, or countries, in which the enclave or enclaves are physically located.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
economically significant prices
Description

Prices are said to be economically significant when they have a significant influence on the amounts the producers are willing to supply and on the amounts purchasers wish to buy.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
education
Description

(i) No formal education

Refers to persons who have never attended school in any of the educational institutions that provide formal education.

(ii) Primary

Refers to those whose highest level of education attained is from Standard 1 to 6 or equivalent.

(iii) Secondary

Refers to those whose highest level of education attained is from Form 1 to 5 (including remove class), General Certificate of Education (GCE) O Level or equivalent. This includes basic skill programmes in specific trades and technical skills institutions whereby the training period is at least six months, such as GIATMARA programmes.

(iv) Tertiary

Refers to those whose highest level of education is above Form 5.


Source : Social Indicators
Source Detail : Labour Force and Social Statistics
emission
Description

Discharge of pollutants into the atmosphere from stationary sources such as smokestacks, other vents, surface areas of commercial or industrial facilities and mobile sources for example, motor vehicles, locomotives and aircraft.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics Malaysia