The handbook contains data on economic and social development of Russia and countries members of the European Union. Reflected is information on Gross Domestic Product, industry, agriculture, construction, transport, external economical activity of Russia and the European Union. The main characteristics of demographic process, living standard and labour force are published in the handbook. The publication also contains selected indicators of financial and investment activities of the countries. Data presented in the handbook were obtained from official statistical publications of national statistical offices, international organizations and Rosstat.