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Millions of statistics in new Libraries resource: UNSTATS

UNSTATS, the UN Common Database, is a multi-disciplinary source containing more than eight million data elements from more than 300 statistical series, on topics including: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Balance of payments; Communication and culture; Construction; Development assistance; Economically active/not economically active population; Education and learning; Energy; Environment; Financial statistics; Health, health services; impairment, disabilities; nutrition; Households and families, marital status, fertility; Human settlements, housing, geographic distribution of population; Income, consumption and wealth; Industrial production; International finance; International tourism; International trade; Mining and quarrying; National accounts; Population composition and change; Prices; Public order and safety; Science and technology, intellectual property; Services industries; Social security and welfare services; Socio-economic groups and social mobility; Transport; Women and men.

The main data sources are the UN Statistics Division's own databases, as well as statistics from the Population Division, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Project Link, FAO, ILO, IMF, ITU, UNESCO, WHO, WIPO, World Bank, and WTO, among others.

Users may access UNSTATS from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following one of these paths from the Indexes & Databases webpage:

Posted November 13, 2001