Introduction : The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Chartbook 2012 presents a graphical overview of selected macroeconomic indicators in ASEAN relative to its trading partners. The AEC Chartbook 2012 includes more than 50 charts describing key macroeconomic trends, including economic
growth, trade, investment and other indicators of economic integration.
I hope this AEC Chartbook 2012 serves as a useful resource for researchers, policy makers, students, and individuals from other agencies and organizations who need to know about the ASEAN Economic Community. In this regard, I would like to thank the ASEAN Member States for moving forward all various initiatives to achieve an integrated ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 as illustrated in the AEC Chartbook 2012.