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FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional  data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries. 

FAS online: Foreign Agricultural Service English
United States Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service)FAS Mission Statement
Linking U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.

International Fertilizer Industry Association English
The IFA database – which contains historical fertilizer production, trade and consumption statistics by product and by country since 1973/74 (IFADATA) – is online

UNCTADSTATEnglish, french
Database of the CNUCED 

FAO Fisheries: see FAOSTAT  Chinese, Arabic, French, English,Spanish
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department provides advice and objective information to Members to help promote responsible aquaculture and fisheries. To fulfil this role, the Department compiles, analyses and disseminates fishery data, structured within data collections.

Aid Aid statistics (OECD)French, English
The DAC publishes statistics and reports on aid and other resource flows to developing countries and countries in transition and related matters, based principally on reporting by DAC Members. These authoritative statistics and reports are widely used and frequently cited in publications related to development.

European Commission > Humanitarian AidFrench, English


SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 
SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.

World Motor Vehicle Production
by manufacturer
by country 
by country and type 

Auto data (ACEA)
Idem for Europa 

Aviation ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization 

Aerospace Industries Association
-Figures are for the U.S.

Bank Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Annual report on the evolution of exchange rates, capital flows, financial markets

Central bank websites

Climate World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
WMO promotes cooperation in the establishment of networks for making meteorological, climatological, hydrological and geophysical observations, as well as the exchange, processing and standardization of related data, and assists technology transfer, training and research. It also fosters collaboration between the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of its Members and furthers the application of meteorology to public weather services, agriculture, aviation, shipping, the environment, water issues and the mitigation of the impacts of natural disasters.

Competitiveness  World Economic Forum 
Through its reports and activities the Global Competitiveness Network of the World Economic Forum identifies impediments to growth and thereby helps stimulate the development of relevant strategies to achieve sustained economic progress. The GCN team works with leading academics worldwide to ensure latest thinking and research on global competitiveness are incorporated into its reports.
Corruption Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index  anglais
The Internet Center for Corruption Research provides you with empirical data on corruption and studies on reform. It links you up to lectures and training in the field. 
documentation on the Corruption Perceptions Index

Crime UN Office on Drugs and Crime
UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. 

Defense See Armament
Debt OECD Stats extract
Central Government Debt: Database by country, time...
Development Development gateway anglais
Development Gateway is an international nonprofit organization with the mission to reduce poverty and enable change in developing nations through information technology. 
Publications-Links to statistical websites

Human Development Report Statistics

Drug see CRIME
Economic Growth International Monetary Fund
World Economic Outlook

IMF reports and publications arranged by country


UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication. 

Education Statistics  (OECD)
The key tables on education include data on tertiary graduation rates, entry rates, attainment, relative earnings, public expenditure. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods

Data Education


International comparisons in education.
US Department for Education

Energy EGEDA under EWG-APEC
Coordinating Agency as the central data collection point at the Energy Data and Modelling Center, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Earth trends (World Resources Institute). WRI works with business partners, governments and civil society to confront today’s most urgent environmental challenges. 
data: Energy Consumption by Sector, by Source; Energy Production...


World Nuclear power reactors and uranium requirements  (World Nuclear Assoc.)

Child Monitoring and statistics (UNICEF) 
UNICEF measures the situation of children and women and tracks progress through data collection and analysis

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 

Environment Environmentally related taxes database (OECD)

Environmental data and indicators (OECD)
Many statistics: biodiversity, climate change ...

GEO data portal (UNEP) 
The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.
 GEO 3 data compendium

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO)

Global mangrove statistics (FAO)
Données statistiques concernant les mangroves, par régions et pays

Commodity Commodity Price Data (World Bank) 

US Dept. of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture

Price and production of agricultural commodities

IMF Primary Commodity Prices  Price indexes provided by the IMF


Currencies and exchange Bank of England (Bank of England). See"Statistics" . Data since 1966 on interest rates and exchange rates for many currencies against the £, the $ to €. Changes daily, monthly, yearly ...

Foreign exchange rates (US Federal Reserve Board ).provides U.S. dollar exchange rates against other currencies 

Exchange rates (IMF). 

European Central Bank

Fertilizers see agriculture
Fishing see agriculture
Food see agriculture  and  Aid

LABORSTA Internet (ILO). Consumer Price Indices

Foreign direct investment (FDI) UNCTAD(CNUCED):
Foreign Direct Investment 

OECD Websites

Forest Global mangrove statistics (FAO) 

Forestry data (FAOSTAT)

World Resources Institute

Annual review Statistics Database (ITTO) 
ITTO's Annual Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation compiles the most up-to-date and reliable international statistics available on global production and trade of timber, with an emphasis on the tropics. It also provides information on trends in forest area, forest management and the economies of ITTO member countries. 

see also agriculture

Globalization UNCTADSTAT
Numerous and precise data on financial flows: development aid, investment, debt, external company and states concerned, trade, production
Health World Health Orgaisation: "Our team of 8000+ professionals includes the world’s leading public health experts, including doctors, epidemiologists, scientists and managers. Together, we coordinate the world’s response to health emergencies, promote well-being, prevent disease, and expand access to health care. By connecting nations, people and partners to scientific evidence they can rely on, we strive to give everyone an equal chance at a safe and healthy life."

OECD Health Data  (OCDE countries)

World Bank

Demographic and health surveys (Measure DHS+)USAID

United Nations Population Fund-UNFPA

Construction and housing Human Settlements database United Nations Economic Commission for Europe-Environment, Housing and Land Management Division

Information Technology and

ICT free statistics (ITU) 
Data by International Communication Union 

Inequality, income, poverty UNU-WIDER (UNDP/UNU)World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) is the first research and training centre of the United Nations University (UNU), established in Helsinki, Finland in 1984. UNU-WIDER undertakes applied research and policy analysis on global development and poverty issues.


Poverty Net: data and tools (World Bank). This section provides information on recent trends in poverty indicators and links to sources of data on poverty. The following pages are common to the Poverty Analysis, Poverty Monitoring, and Impact 

See also Human Development Report  (UNDP)

World Inequality Database (WID) The World Inequality Database (WID.world) aims to provide open and convenient access to the most extensive available database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealth, both within countries and between countries.



Selected industrial country statistics (UNIDO).UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Data by country

Groningen Growth and Development Centre (Groningen University)

Investments IMF
Labour ILOSTA  (International Labour Organisation)View and download data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories from LABORSTA, an International Labour Office database on labour statistics operated by the ILO Department 

See also additional labour data (OIT)
Key indicators of the labour market. (OIT). 

International Labour Migration Statistics  (OIT)International Migration Programme (MIGRANT)

Labour force statistics and indicators (OECD)
Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Child labour statistics SIMPOC (OIT) ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) 

Foreign Labor Statistics  (US Bureau of Labour Statistics). International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program publishes comparable data series for:
Labor force, employment, and unemployment
Hourly compensation (wages and benefits)
Productivity and unit labor costs
GDP per capita and per employed person
Consumer prices

International Data Base (IDB) (US Census Bureau) 

Trends in Europe and North America (UNECE) 



International migration data (OECD)
See Topic: Migration
Numerous reports
Very detailed figures

Labour Migration Statistics (ILO) 
See Themes: Labor Migration

Foreign Labor Statistics  Statistics by Us Department of Labour
International Labor Comparisons 

Minerals information
Statistics & Information by: mineral, country...

London Metal Exchange  Data and prices
The LME publishes a variety of prices and reports covering all contracts traded on Exchange. 

See also Commodity

Natural Disasters EM-DAT
database of epidemics and natural disasters(Université de Louvain and UN
Nuclear The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Nuclear Power Plant Information (IAEA)International Atomic Energy Agency: very precise data by country on nuclear reactors

voir aussi  Energy

Oil Annual statistical bulletin (OPEC) Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 

Oil Market Report (International Energy Agency).(OECD) production trends, transactions, price

Oil data transparency (IEA) JODI database 
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.
Statistics by topic, by country

See  Energy

Patents WIPO Industrial Property Statistics:
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
Patent statistics by category and year

Compendium of patent statistics (OECD) 

Payment Systems The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) 
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. 
Population POPIN homepage-United Nations Population Information Network
Allows you to navigate the research

World Urbanization Prospects (UNSD) Population of cities

International Data Base (IDB) (US Census Bureau)  provides demographic and socio-economic changes since 1950 for 227 countries.

Post Postal Universal Postal Union (UPU)
Poverty Poverty Net: data and tools (World Bank). 
This section provides information on recent trends in poverty indicators and links to sources of data on poverty. The following pages are common to the Poverty Analysis, Poverty Monitoring, and Impact Evaluation sites:
Price Retail prices of 93 food items (ILO). 
Consumer price indices (ILO)
View and download data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories from LABORSTA, an International Labour Office database on labour statistics operated by the ILO Department of Statistics 
Public sector Public governance and management statistics  (OECD)
The OECD website provides information about public services in developed countries
Refugees and asylum seekers UNHCR statistics  (United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees) French, Italian, German
Savings World Saving Database (World Bank). 
World Bank figures on savings in the world
Social, Social Indicators Social Indicators (UN) SOCIAL INDICATORS The aggregate various socio-economic (population, life expectancy, housing, access to water, health, education ..

Human Development Report Statistics (UN)data by country

Social, Social Security OECD Social Expenditure Database.
The OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) has been developed in order to serve a growing need for indicators of social policy. It includes reliable and internationally comparable statistics on public and mandatory private social expenditure at programme level.
SES Social Security Database (ILO).The Social Security Database, based on the ILO Cost of Social Security and the International Social Security Association database, offers statistical usable information on social security programmes on the eight classical branches of social security and on the social security expenditure.
Sport International Olympic Committee All the Medallists since 1896
Market World Federation of Exchanges
The WFE is the association of 52 regulated exchanges around the world.We develop and promote standards in markets
Tariff Commodity Status Report for Tariff Rate Quotas  (US CBP). The Customs bulletins are weekly compilation of decisions, rulings, regulations, notices, and abstracts concerning customs and related matters of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of International Trade

Interactive tariff and trade dataweb (USITC)

Hemispheric trade and tariff database for market access (FTAA)
Free Trade Area of the Americas - FTAA
Import and Export Statistics by partner country, in value and volume, at the most detailed level of the National Custom Tariff.

Inventory of tariffs and trade data. OECD
Tables from eleven OECD countries on tariffs and trade data, including a supplementary table on fishmeal and oil for some countries are available

TARIC (Union européenne) anglais, français, allemand
Tarifs pratiqués dans l'UE

Taxation Taxation statistics (OECD) 
Figures for taxation in OECD countries(Taxes on income, corporate, consumer, social contributions...)
Telecommunications International Telecommunication Union
Statistics from the International Telecommunication Union
Figures on the phone, internet ...by category, region, operators, and even sex
Time (Use of) American time use survey 2003
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.

National Statistics. UK 2000 time use survey

Tobacco Economics of Tobacco Control  (World Bank)
World Bank website devoted to tobacco production, Consumer ... Search by topic and country

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats



Correlation table of the HS02 to SITC, Rev.3
UN trade classifications

World Trade Organization  International trade and tariff data

International Trade Centre. 

CITES trade in wildlife database (UNEP-WCMC)
he Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
The CITES trade database, managed by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the CITES Secretariat, is a unique resource and currently holds 7 million records of trade in wildlife and 50,000 scientific names of taxes listed by CITES. Currently, more than 500,000 records of trade in CITES-listed species of wildlife are reported annually.

World Bank Trade Data
Statistiques de la Banque mondiale

European Commission

UNCTAD-TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System)
TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System)  provides online access to indicators of Trade Control Measures (Tariff, Para-tariff and Non-tariff measures), as well as imports by suppliers at each Harmonized System 6-digit level for over 150 countries.

Transport Transport data and statistics (World Bank). 
Wages LABORSTA  (International Labour Organisation). 

Employment statistics (OECD)
Provides access to long time series of growth rates for a number of Key Economic Indicators (GDP, production, cyclical indicators, standardised unemployment rates, prices, financial indicators, trade...) collected within the Main Economic Indicators database.

Women Statistics and indicators on women and men
This web site provides the latest statistics and indicators on women and men in six specific fields 

UNECE Gender Statistics Database. Idem for Europe and USA

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