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Finding Statistics

Some sources of International statistics

To find statistics for a foreign country you can either use the statistical agencies of that country, or use figures compiled from national resources by international organizations such as OECD, the United Nations or the European Union. With the former option you need to have a good knowledge of any foreign languages involved; many sites do have an English version, but this is usually just for basic information. The latter option has the advantage that the figures from national sources are “harmonized”, with differing methodologies ironed out to make comparisons easier. 


  • Eurostat
    The statistical office of the European Union


United States of America



  • UNdata
    Comprehensive database which includes most major statistical resources from the United Nations.
  • OECD iLibrary
    Statistics covering a wide range of topics including: education, employment, development indicators, tax, agriculture and trade
  • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online
    MBSO presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries on a variety of subjects, published by the United Nations Statistics Division.


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