STATISTICS ON SOVIET POPULATION AND SOVIET GNP (S-09057)

Created: 6/13/1975

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCD.C. ZOSOS

REVIEW PROG:'

June S

ce of Soviet Union

>enartment of State

if fairs

tistics on Soviet Population

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and Soviet GNP

SUBJECT

is the in formation that you requested

the Soviet population and- growth GNP.

of Soviet

Attachment: As stated

of Economic Research

1^1

1, The population figures for Kiev and Leningrad

fO1lOWS:

Leningrad

Statistics concerning thef the

ethnic

qre reported in the census of

other years

groups of the Soviet

of children was

nd the census ofFigures for have not been published. Vhe nationality

assumed to be. the same" as that of their parents. If the

parents were of different nationalities, the mother's

nationality was used.

Although the absolute number of persons classified as

Russians account forf the population, any

Sovietegardless of his true ori-gin, could be

classified as Russian. The size of the Russian ethnic group may'therefore be exaggerated.

The population data for theargest ethnic groups

90 are as follows:

Ethnic group

Russian

Ukrainian

Belorussian

Tatar

Kazakh

Azerbaydzhanion

Armenian

Georgian

Moldavian

Litauanian

Jewish.

t

* _

German

Chuvash.

Turkmenian

Kirgiz

Latvian

Peoples of Dagestan

Mordvinian

other

he average life follows):

ovijt citizen is

40

70

expectancy in years. GNP measured by sector of origin, cal costs is used to determine eoonomioase, the annual growth rates of Soviet

=ulated at factor

With this as GNP are as follows:

2

4

3.7

4.3

5. GNP measured as the geometric mean of' ruble and dollar comparisons is used for international comparisons. To calculate Soviet per capita GNP, total GNP, using the geometric mean of rubles and dollars, was^ divided by the Soviet midyear population for the corresponding year. Growth rates were calculated directly from this data.

2

4

rate of Soviet por capita GNP

3.2

1.5

5.4

2.6

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