UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

  About the UNECE Statistical Database

This database is maintained by the Statistical Division of the UNECE Secretariat. It provides free access to data structured to facilitate easy retrieval of statistics by users. It is organised by subject or policy areas. Multi-dimensional tables present data by country, by various socio-economic classifications related to the context, and by time period.

Data is presented under three subject areas:

  • Macroeconomic Statistics
  • Gender Statistics
  • Transport Statistics
  • Forestry Statistics

This Glossary of terms provides definitions for the terms used in the database. UNECE Statistical Division uses the following major software components in the statistical software development, PC-Axis and JIDE Software.


Some data series, e.g. data on population and employment, are available in both subject areas. However these series might present slightly different values, because the different contexts may necessitate the use of different data sources and definitions. These sources and definitions are documented in the metadata attached to the data tables.



Macroeconomic Statistics

The Macroeconomic database presents a structured set of economic indicators for countries of the UNECE region. The data are compiled by the Statistical Division  from different official national and international sources.


Emphasis has been placed on making the data ready for international comparison and immediate analytical use, as well as on making them easy to find.


Users may be particularly interested in the statistics on CIS and central and eastern European countries, which are difficult to find elsewhere in a single integrated database.


Gender Statistics

The Gender Statistics database presents sex-disaggregated social data. This set of data covers the Common Gender Indicators for the ECE region as well as the data series that are used to calculate these indicators.


Most of the available data have been supplied by National Statistical Offices through the network of Gender Statistics Focal Points.


Transport Statistics

The Transport Statistics database includes data on road safety, transport by road and rail, inland water traffic, oil pipelines, transport infrastructures, and railway employment.


For more information about transport statistics, please also refer to the Transport Statistics Website.


Forestry Statistics

The Forestry Statistics database includes data on forest resources, vitality, productive and protective functions, biological diversity and various socio-economic indicators.


For more information about forestry statistics, please also refer to the Forestry Statistics Website.