European Union - Statistics

The European Union offers a wealth of information both quantitative and qualitative. It works on the idea that data should be freely available for use and reuse and, therefore, has an Open Data policy. The data is provided through a number of sources:


Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. It was established in 1953 for the European Coal and Steel Community and adopted its name in 1959. Its purpose is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level so comparisons between countries and regions can be made. Thereby rely on the European Statistical System (ESS) to provide comparable statistics at EU level.

Eurostat offers various ways to assess the data (both at EU and country level):

Note: all EuroStat information is updated twice a day, at 11:00 and 23:00
Download formats: tsv (tab separated values) and sdmx format

Eurostat now provides mobile apps (Available for iPhone, iPad and Android):


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Open Data Portal

Open Data Portal was created to provide ease of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU). EuroStat, European Banking Authority, European Institute for Gender Equality, DG for Competition, European Environment Agency are just a sample of publishers that provide data to the portal (full list of publishers). The datasets are mainly in .tmx (Translation Memory eXchange) format.


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