OECD data


OECD data

OECDThe OECD data platform provides access to over 400 statistical series from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as eBooks and working papers. 37 countries are members of the OECD.

OECD data is also available via the EUI's Datastream subscription (usuful for integrating with other data sources). Access via desktop > Programmes > Datastream > Economics > International Sources > OECD. Discontinued OECD statistical series are also available via Datastream.

The platform also includes data from the International Energy Agency (IEA); Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA); PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Access data via the OECD data platform.

OECD statistical data can be exported to Excel, CSV, XML and PC-axis formats. Ready-made Excel tables and PDF files of headline series are also available. OECD Main Economic Indicators' subject and country tables are also available in multiple formats. The principal OECD statistical themes are:

  • Main Economic Indicators
  • International trade and commodities
  • Education, science, technology and R&D
  • Labour markets
  • International direct investment / FDI
  • National accounts
  • Health
  • Taxation
  • Social expenditure
  • Productivity
  • Agriculture
  • Pensions
  • Globalisation indicators
  • Telecommunications


IEA energy data via OECD platform

International Energy Agency data is available via this catalogue record.

Most IEA data series range from the 1970s to present. (Earlier coverage is available for some countries.) Data are annual, quarterly and monthly. Principal IEA statistical themes are:

  • CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
  • Coal data
  • Electricity data
  • Energy prices and taxation
  • Energy projections for IEA countries
  • Energy technology R&D
  • Forecasts
  • Natural gas data
  • Oil data
  • Renewables data
  • World energy statistics and balances


OECD Education Data

The OECD Education Portal provides extensive, internationally comparable data on education policies and outcomes. There are three platform options:

  • Analyse by country
  • Explore data
  • Review education policies

The OECD Education Portal also provides main indicators from 'Education at a Glance.'


Trade in Value-Added database (OECD-WTO)

The Trade in Value-Added database provides data on international trade, supply chains, component sourcing and other features of the globalised economy. TiVA uses a methodology designed to reflect the complexity of production in a globalised economy. The database was launched by the OECD and the WTO in 2013. TiVA uses underlying observations from the OECD Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) database.

The TiVA database covers 61 economies - including all 35 OECD countries, the 28 EU member states and the G20. There are 34 industrial sectors, including 16 manufacturing and 14 service sectors. The 2015 data release provides observations from 1995 to 2011.

The OECD and WTO provide this list of indicators for TiVA:

  • Domestic and foreign value added content of gross exports by exporting industry
  • Services content of gross exports by exporting industry, by type of service and by value added
  • Participation in global value chains (GVCs) via intermediate imports embodied in exports (backward linkages) and domestic value added in partners’ exports (forward linkages)
  • ‘Global orientation’ of industrial activity i.e. share of industry valued added that meets foreign final demand
  • Origins of value added in final demand, by source country and source industry, including the origin of value added in final consumption (by households and government) and in gross fixed capital formation (investment by businesses)
  • Bilateral trade relationships based on flows of value added embodied in domestic final demand
  • Inter-regional and intra-regional relationships.

TiVA uses underlying observations from the OECD Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) database, compiled from both national and international sources, and collated using official national accounts (SNA93) by sectoral activity and main aggregates. 

Supporting information is on the OECD TiVA page and the WTO TiVA support page.

The WTO also publishes statistical profiles based on TiVA. "These statistical profiles show the value-added content in an economy's exports, its participation in global value chains and the contribution of services to the value-added content of exports. They also cover trade in intermediate goods and services, trade facilitation and foreign direct investment."


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Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 21 April 2021

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