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Finding statistics

This guide gives you an overview of some of the major sources of statistics.

UK statistics

The following major British government statistical series are available online on the UK Statistics Authority website.

European statistics

The Eurostat website is a useful index to and source of European statistical information. Some of the information free, but some will need to be ordered. See also the Eurostat yearbook.

International statistics

  • The FAO website also includes statistics.
  • OECD Statistics - GDP, health, employment, trade, income distribution, finance, economic outlook, etc statistics for OECD and selected other countries.
  • Quandl - a freely available index of over 7 million time-series datasets, covering subjects such as commodity prices, health statistics, education statistics, demographics, etc. Quandl pulls together its data from over 400 freely available sources. Data can be downloaded in a number of formats.
  • Statistical abstract of the United States
  • Zanran - is a search engine for data and statistics that focuses primarily on finding data presented in numerical or tabular form.