Statistics, Data, Opinion Polls

EU services:

Annual macro-economic database (AMECO):

DG Trade – Trade Statistics. The Directorate General Trade of the European Commission provides statistics with all its trading partners, including main economic indicators, GDP by sector, trade in goods, trade in commercial services, foreign direct investment, imports and exports with the world, ranking, and trade balance.

EDA – European Defence Data. Data, trends and graphical breakdowns of the defense spending of EDA-participating states.

Eurobarometer. European Commission service monitoring public opinion in the Member States. The surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc.

European Parliament – Document Register. Register of documents received or produced by the European Parliament.

European Court of Justice – Database. Database which allows a tailored search for various decisions made by the ECJ.

Eurostat. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

Bertelsmann Foundation – Sustainable Governance Indicators. The SGI is a cross-national survey of 41 OECD and EU countries that analyzes each country’s future viability based on 140 quantitative and qualitative indicators. More than 100 renowned experts from around the globe contribute to this large-scale study. The SGI approach measures sustainable governance across three pillars.

European Union History. Archive of historical documents on the development of the EU offered by the University of Leiden.

Global Security – World Military Guide. Database providing military statistics on a range of countries, both EU and beyond.

Historical Archives of the European Union. Database provided by the European University Institute which gathers historical documents of EU institutions, archives of political personalities or important officials, and movements or international organisations which played an integral role in the process which led to the construction of Europe.

IEA – World Energy Outlook. Report of the International Energy Agency providing data, statistics and analysis on international energy market projections.

IISS Military Balance. The International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 170 countries world-wide.

IMF – Data and Statistics. Database containing a range of statistics on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

IMF – World Economic Outlook. Published twice a year, the WEO presents analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in individual countries.

OECD Statistics. Comprehensive database of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Provides statistics on a broad range of economic and social indicators for OECD countries and selected non-member economies.

Pew Global Attitudes Project. A series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.

SIPRI – Facts on International Relations and Security Trends. SIPRI database covering areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data.

SIPRI – Databases. Link to the databases section of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Provides statistics on a range of military and conflict-related topics such as arms transfers, military expenditure etc.

The European Navigator. ENA is a multilingual, multisource and multimedia knowledge base that contains more than 15,000 documents on the historical and institutional development of a united Europe from 1945 to the present day.

UN Data. UN statistics covering a wide range of topics such as refugee figures, human development levels, GDP per capita etc.

UN Demographic Yearbook. Annual publication disseminating statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce.

UN Statistics Division. More navigable than the UN Data, this statistics archive provides links to figures on economic, demographic, environmental, etc. trends. It also charts the progress of UN ambitions such as the Millennium Development Goals.

UNDP Data. Data on human development indicators, crises and health etc. by the UN Development Programme.

UNDP Human Development Report Office (HDRO): Human Development Reports. The Human Development Report is an independent publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its editorial autonomy is guaranteed by a special resolution of the General Assembly (A/RES/57/264).

Uppsala Conflict Database. Annually updated datasets covering issues such as organised violence and peacemaking around the globe.

Vision of Humanity – Global Peace Index. The world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

VoteWatch Europe. Independent, Brussels-based organisation providing up-to-date databases as well as analysis of voting behaviour and legislation in the Parliament and the Council.

World Bank – Data and Research. Worldbank database containing research and statistics on different dimensions of development, from health and social development to resources and technology.

World Wide Science. is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. It accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world and offers a very good database of non-English journals and resources, including empirical findings from researchers ‘on the ground’.

GRIP – Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité. Databases on arms embargoes and key stats on military spending and production.