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International Historical Statistics Online


International Historical Statistics is a large collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Covers 1750-2010

Subjects covered include:

  • Agriculture
  • Currency
  • Education, schools, universities, higher education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Government expenditure and national accounts
  • Industry
  • Labour force
  • Migration
  • Population
  • Trade, imports and exports
  • TV and radio
  • Unemployment
  • Wholesale and consumer prices

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