United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, World Statistics Pocketbook and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. It also provides to countries, specifications of the best methods of compiling information so that data from different sources can be readily compared.
Data on site
Unrestricted free access is provided to selected global datasets, such as the Millennium Indicators Database, which presents 48 social and economic indicators and related series by country and year since 1985, and the Social Indicators data set. Subscribers to the United Nations Common Database, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, Population and Vital Statistics Report and Trade data by commodities and partners have access to a vast selection of the latest data in economic and social statistics and international trade.
The Division produces books and reports of statistics and statistical methods in international trade, national accounts, demography and population, social indicators, gender, industry, energy, environment, human settlements and disability. Many databases are available as electronic publications and data files on CD-ROMs, diskettes and magnetic tapes, see Publications.
Millennium Indicators Database provides 48 indicators to measure progress towards the achievement of the millennium development goals. The data are available by country or by series.
Demographic, social and housing statistics on populations, migration, housing and updates on social indicators.
Energy - major publications and databases
Environment - manuals and reports on environment statistics and on
integrating data using
Industrial data for 200 countries over 10 years
National accounts statistics from countries around the world
Statistical organization publications and principles
International trade of commodities and services - yearbooks and databases
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References for international
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