European Statistics and Data: Reference Guide

European Statistics and Data: Selected Resources


France 2003. Pont du Gard.
France 2003. Pont du Gard.


Indexes & Guides

CISSTAT: Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Eurostat Yearbook: The Statistical Guide to Europe
Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2005
Olin Ref. HA 1107 E915+ ; Guide also available as PDF

Instat: International Statistics Sources : Subject Guide
London: New York: Routledge, 1995
Olin Ref. Z7552 .I59 1995

LexisNexis Statistical
Bethesda, Md. : Congressional Information Service

Includes an index to over 100,000 U.S. and international government, state, local, privately-produced and statistical publications from 1973 to present, abstracts and tables, and background information.

OFFSTATS Official Statistics on the Web
Te Tumu Herenga, Australia, University of Auckland Library.

Searchable by country, by world region, and by topic. The world regions list is particularly valuable, and the site is well-maintained.


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Statistical Agencies

Please note: Links are to English language versions of sites. If you don’t find the data you need, please refer to the original language site, which may have additional data and explanatory text.

Austria: Statistik Austria/Austria Statistics
(Also consult the German language version of this website)

Belgium: Statistics Belgium

Bulgaria: Republic of Bulgaria National Statistical Institute

Denmark:  Statistics Denmark

Finland:  Statistics Finland

France:  INSEE (National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies)

Germany: STATIS (Federal Statistical Office Germany):

Greece: National Statistical Service

Hungary: HCSO (Hungarian Central Statistical Office)

Iceland: Statistics Iceland

Italy: ISTAT (Istituto Nazionale di Statistica)

Ireland: CSO (Central Statistics Office Ireland)

Luxembourg: STATEC

Malta: National Statistics Office

Netherlands: Statistics Netherlands

Norway: Statistist Sentralbyra/Statistics Norway

Poland: Central Statistical Office
(Also consult the Polish language version of this website)

Portugal: INE (Instituto Nacional de Estatistica)

Romania: Romanian Statistical Yearbook (National Institute of Statistics)

Spain: INE (National Statistics Institute)

Sweden: Statistiska Centralbyran/Statistics Sweden

Switzerland BFS (Bundesamt fur Statistiks Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

Turkey: TURKSTAT (Turkish Statistical Institute)

United Kingdom: National Statistics


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International and Supranational Bodies (selected)

CESSDA(Council of European Social Science Data Archives)

The major European portal for social science data for teaching and research, CESSDA home pages organize links to catalogs of Europe�s national data archives and provide a central news form. Quick ingress is provided by a clickable map of Europe.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy

Extremely user-friendly resource developed by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Performance indicators for 196 countries spanning, in most cases, 1985-2000.

European Central Bank (ECB)

The agency of the European Union charged with managing the euro and monetary policy.
Euro exchange rates and trend graphs are also available.

Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union)

The statistical office of the European Union�s European Commission, Eurostat produces data for EU policy development in regional development, economic union, agriculture and many other areas, and promotes harmonization of member state statistics.

OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Statistics Portal

Cornell receives all OECD publications in print and electronic form.

UNICEF statistics: Monitoring and Statistics (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)

WHO Europe:  World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

World Bank Data and Statistics
Cornell receives all World Bank publications, such as Word Development Indicators, in print and electronic form.

Historical Statistics

Mitchell, B.R. International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1700-2000
Palgrave Macmillian, 2003, 5th ed.
Olin Ref. HA 1107 M5x 2003+

Rothenbacher, Franz. Statistical Sources for Social Research on Western Europe 1945-1995: A Guide to Social Statistics
Oplanden : Leske + Budrich, 1998.
Olin Stacks HA 1107 .R68x 1998

Westfall, Gloria. Bibliography of Official Statistical Yearbooks and Bulletins
Alexandria, VA : Chadwyck-Healey, 1986.
Olin Ref. Z7551 .W52

Additional Internet Resources

Data on the Net (UC San Diego)
Single search box for 363 internet sites. (Economist Intelligence Unit, the Economist)

A virtual library offering all of the EIU�s publications. Includes Country report, Country Profile, CountryData, CityData, Market indicators and Forecasts.

Eurodata Research Archive(Mannheim University)

IASSIST: International Association for Social Science Information Service & Technology

Political, Social, and Economic Data Archives (compiled by Richard Kimber, Keele University, UK)

SOSIG Eurostudies (Social Science Information Gateway)

Statistical Resources : Selected Resources for Social Science Statistics
(Olin/Uris Library guide to finding social science statistical information by resource and topic.)


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April 25, 2007 (ri)
Sarah How, seh4 at
Reference Librarian