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Eurostat Yearbook


Data description

The Eurostat Yearbook ('Europe in Figures') is an online publication of major statistical series from the European Union statistical office. The Yearbook is prepared from the main Eurostat Dissemination Database, providing statistics on the EU, member states, sub-state regions and - for comparative purposes - selected non-EU states. There are nine primary themes:

  • 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

Eurostat's Statistics Explained provides an introduction to official EU statistics. The Yearbook is continuously updated.


Time period

The Eurostat Yearbook provides ten years of data coverage.
Earlier data may be downloaded from the Eurostat Dissemination Database
See also the EUI Library Directory of European statistical data resources.


Support link

Concepts and definitions are explained on the Eurostat metadata page.
Data classifications, NACE, CPA and NUTS are explained on this page.


How to access

The Eurostat Yearbook is available at this link.

More detailed series are available in the Eurostat Dissemination Database.

  • TSV files may be imported into Excel by (1) Saving on hard disk with the suffix .tsv and (2) unzipping and (3) saving the table(s) as Text (*.txt).
  • Full instructions on downloading are on this Eurostat page.

EUI Library directory of European statistical data resources.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at econlibrary@eui.eu  

Page last updated on 15 December 2014