About the UNECE data portal

This data portal is maintained by the Statistical Division of UNECE. It provides free access to data structured to facilitate easy retrieval of statistics by users. It is organized 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.

The data are compiled by the Statistical Division from a range of 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 countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which can be difficult to find elsewhere in a single integrated database.

The 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 more than one 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.