Smoking prevalence is much higher among adult men than adult women worldwide. One out of three men smokes, and only one in 16 women (i.e. 6 percent of women) smokes a tobacco product on a daily or non-daily basis. However, even though women smoke much less, they are often exposed to harm with high levels of second-hand smoking.
Prevalence of smoking also has stark regional variation. Overall, smoking is most prevalent in Europe and Central Asia (29 percent), and least prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa (10 percent). Read More.
Oil prices will moderate from their current highs and be lower on average in 2019 than in 2018 on slower-than-expected global growth and rising non-OPEC production, according to our latest Commodity Markets Outlook. Metal, agriculture prices are on track to stage a partial recovery, with momentum likely to pick up in 2020. Here's the Commodity Markets Outlook in six charts. Explore the Data.
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