Evolution of Infant Mortality , 1850-1980

Evolution of Political Participation, 1878-1991

Evolution of Cattle per Capita, 1500-2010

Evolution of Cropland per Capita, 1500-2010

Evolution of Pasture per Capita, 1500-2010

Evolution of Aluminium Production, 1850-2012

Raking and performance of all available indicators for the entire period covered by the data (download all indicators)

Period Best performing Worst performing Best ranking Worst ranking
1820-1869 26 Total Pasture Total CO2 Emissions Lead Production Total Pasture
1870-1919 29 Lead Production Total CO2 Emissions Lead Production Total Pasture
1920-1959 34 Silver Production Total SO2 Emissions Numeracy (Total) Total Cattle
1960-2010 52 Copper Production Total CO2 Emissions Sheep per Capita Total Population
Overall     58 Total Num. of Pigs Sheep per Capita Sheep per Capita Total Cattle
         

Evolution of Bauxite Production, 1880-2012

Evolution of Copper Production, 1700-2012

Evolution of SO2 Emissions per Capita, 1850-2000

Evolution of Total CO2 Emissions, 1830-2005

Evolution of Total SO2 Emissions, 1850-2000

Caribbean

Anguilla[No Data]

Antigua and Barbuda1500 (5)-2013 (21)

Aruba[No Data]

Bahamas1500 (5)-2013 (23)

Barbados1500 (5)-2013 (27)

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba[No Data]

British Virgin Islands[No Data]

Cayman Islands[No Data]

Cuba1500 (8)-2012 (34)

Curaçao[No Data]

Dominica1500 (5)-2013 (20)

Dominican Republic1500 (6)-2013 (40)

Grenada1500 (5)-2013 (21)

Guadeloupe[No Data]

Haiti1500 (6)-2013 (36)

Jamaica1500 (6)-2013 (38)

Martinique[No Data]

Montserrat[No Data]

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