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Definition
Economic consequences of a disaster, usually direct (e.g., damage to infrastructure, crops and housing) and indirect (e.g., loss of revenues, unemployment and market destabilization). In each case, the registered figure represents the value of damage at the moment of the event; i.e., the figures are true for the year of the event. Indicator calculations: Data are converted from millions of United States dollars to 2005 US dollars millions using Implicit Price deflators (NAMAD).

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Technological disasters, people injured Disruptions to basic services due to disasters (number) Industrial accident, Gas leak (total deaths) Industrial accident, Oil spill (total people affected)

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