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Euro Area, EU and European Statistical Data

  • Data resources for research on Europe are listed below. Click on links for full details
  • The Euro area information page, with bibliography, is at this link
  • The EUI Data Portal provides access global macro and micro data resources
  • For data assistance write to Thomas Bourke at econlibrary@eui.eu


Eurostat data
Official source for statistical data on the European Union, member states and sub-state regions, structured in nine primary categories: General and regional statistics; Economy and finance; Population and social conditions; Industry, trade and services; Agriculture and fisheries; External trade; Transport; Environment and energy; Science and technology. [Full details]

Eurostat Yearbook
Annual compendium also known as 'Europe in Figures' providing headline statistics from the main Eurostat dissemination database (see above) on the European Union, EU member states, sub-state regions and - for comparative purposes - selected non-EU states. [Full details]

European Central Bank data  
Data on Euro area monetary policy, financial stability and the activities of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) with aggregate series based on observations from national central banks, credit institutions and international data sources. [Full details]

The Euro (EUI Library guide)
EUI Library directory of Euro area documentary resources, official and non-official information and analysis, and bibliography of recent Euro-related works. [Full details]

European Company Data - Amadeus
Database of comparable financial and business information on the 510,000 largest public and private companies by assets in 43 European countries. Includes standardised annual accounts (consolidated and unconsolidated), financial ratios, sectoral activities and ownership data. Published by Bureau van Dijk. [Full details]

Banking data - SNL Financial
Database covering approximately 29,000 banking institutions worldwide. Provides ownership information; financial statements; market analysis; filings; maps of bank locations; mergers and acquisitions information; and financial sector news and alerts. An Excel add-in can be used for the selection and elaboration of data variables, geographical coverage and time series. SNL Financial is published by Standard and Poors. [Full details]

Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet) Europe
CompNet (an initiative of the ECB and partners) generates (i) European firm-level data in micro-aggregated format and (ii) a diagnostic toolkit for competitiveness indicators. Variables include employment, trade, productivity, mark-ups and financial constraints. [Full details]

European Capital Markets Database (ECMI)
The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) database contains statistics on European and global capital markets, including disaggregated data on equity markets and MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) statistics for pan-European and national equity markets, structured in eight primary sections. [Full details]

European Data Portal 
The European Data Portal provides access to 415,000 public datasets harvested from 70 data catalogues in 34 countries (European Union member states, the EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme). Data resources are indexed by the European Commission from national, regional, local and domain-specific public data providers. [Full details]

EU Trade Statistics (ComExt)
Statistics on merchandise trade among European Union member states and between member states and global partners. ComExt is prepared by Eurostat from data provided by the statistical agencies of the EU member states. [Full details]

Central and Eastern European data (WIIW) 
Data on Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS and southeastern Europe from 1990 to present, collated by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) in four main series: Foreign Direct Investment; Annual macroeconomic data; Monthly macroeconomic data and Industrial data on Central / Eastern Europe. [Full details]

Data on Democracy in Europe (EUDO) 
Data on democratic practices in Europe: (i) 2014 data from the EUDO euandi European Parliament online voting advice application comprising (a) political party data and (b) voter profile data (anonymised) and (ii) 2009 data from the EUDO EU Profiler project. Available via the GESIS social sciences online archive. [Full details]

European Regional Data (sub-state)
Database elaborated by Cambridge Econometrics from Eurostat and other sources, containing multiple indicators on European regional growth, convergence and competitiveness, covering output, employment, population, GDP, compensation, gross fixed capital formation and other NUTS data observations. [Full details]

European data via OECD iLibrary
400 statistical series from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, with 6,000 eBooks and 3,000 working papers from the 1960s to present. Platform includes data from the International Energy Agency (IEA); Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA); PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and the International Transport Forum (ITF). [Full details]

Principal European Economic Indicators
Short-term economic and business cycle indicators for the EU and member states, issued monthly by the European Commission in the PEEI framework, with supplemental European business cycle data. [Full details]

European Commission AMECO macroeconomic data
Annual macroeconomic database maintained by the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). [Full details]

European Financial Data in Datastream (Thomson Reuters)
Global financial and macroeconomic data platform covering equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets. [Full details]

EU Emissions Trading Data
The Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) provides European Union Emissions Trading System data, aggregated by country, sector and year. [Full details]

Eurobarometer Surveys
Pan-European surveys conducted for the European Commission on attitudes towards European integration, institutions, policies, social conditions, health, culture, the economy, citizenship, security, information technology, the environment and other topics. [Full details]

European Economic Sentiment Indicator
Monthly leading indicator data based on surveys of consumers and business managers in the European Union and Euro area, compiled by the European Commission (Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs). [Full details]

European Social Survey 
European survey covering public trust; political interest and participation; media use; political orientation; governance; moral, political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being, health and security; demographics and socio-economic variables. [Full details]

ECRI -– Lending to Households in Europe
Database of observations on credit to households in 38 European countries, compiled by the European Credit Research Institute, covering EU member states, 4 EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland); 2 EU candidate countries (Macedonia and Turkey) and Australia, Canada, Japan and USA. [Full details]

European Values Study
Cross-national and longitudinal survey covering European attitudes, opinions and values, using national adult population samples and face-to-face interviews. [Full details]

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
Cross-national panel database on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 45,000 Europeans aged 50 and over. [Full details]

EU-LFS European Union Labour Force Survey (Eurostat)
Cross-sectional and longitudinal household sample survey, coordinated by Eurostat, based on data from the EU member states, EFTA countries and EU-candidate countries, comprising observations on labour market participation and persons outside the labour force. [Full details]

EU-SILC  European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (Eurostat)
Cross-sectional and longitudinal sample survey, coordinated by Eurostat, based on data from the European Union member states and other European countries, containing comparable, multi-dimensional data on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions. [Full details]

European Community Household Panel
Longitudinal household panel survey covering 14 EU member states over eight years from 1994 to 2001. (See also EU-SILC above.) Subject interviews covered overall financial situation, income data, working life, housing, social relations, health and biographical observations. [Full details]

Eurostat Micro public use files
Eurostat and the Collaboration in Research and Methodology for Official Statistics (CROS) provide public use files (PUFs) for the EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). [Full details]

EUROMOD EU tax and benefits simulator
Tax and benefits' microsimulation model for the European Union developed by the University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research, enabling researchers and policy analysts to calculate comparable effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes in each member state and for the EU as a whole. [Full details]

UN Economic Commission for Europe statistics
'European Countries in Figures' published by the UN Economic Commission for Europe, providing annual statistical profiles of 56 European countries. [Full details]

European and International Election Data
Directory maintained by the Library of the European University Institute, describing major European and global electoral and parliamentary data resources. [Full details]

Online Archive of EU Official Publications
European Union Publications Office digital archive of official EEC / EC / EU statistical compendia, official publications and legal texts from 1950 to present. [Full details]


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