Official Books of Countries

Official Book or Bluebook is a term often referring to an almanac, buyer’s guide or other compilation of statistics and information. The term dates back to the 15th century, when large blue velvet-covered books were used for record-keeping by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The OED first records such a usage in 1633. The term has a variety of other meanings.

The Blue Book of Building and Construction was a yellow pages-like buyers guide of company information targeted towards commercial construction, first published in 1913. The guide contains information on architects, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, and other companies relevant to the commercial bidding and build process. The hardbound book was retired in 2016 and subsequently replaced by a bi-annual regional magazine called the Who’s Who in Building and Construction. The prior content of the hardbound book is now completely online and called The Blue Book Network. The company which publishes the information is Jefferson Valley, New York-based Contractor’s Register.

List of Official Books of Various Countries:

Blue Book Report by the British Government
Green Book Government of Italy and Iran (Persia)
Grey Book Japanese and Belgium Government
Orange Book Government of the Netherlands
White Book Official publication of Germany, Portugal and China
White Paper(Shwet Patrika) Issued by the Government of India
Yellow Book Issued by the Government of France
Economic Survey Ministry of Finance(Government of India)
Report on Currency and Finance Reserve Bank of India
Wholesale Price Index Ministry of Industry
National Accounts Statistics Central Statistical Organisation


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