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Economic Statistics

“Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the government, the    economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation.”

Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics


General Information

The UNECE plays an active role in strengthening official statistics in the region, with aim of improving the quality and comparability of economic statistics in countries by promoting the implementation of standards, and pursuing work in emerging areas. The work deals with several areas of economic statistics, such as:  

National accounts

Price indices

Short-term economic statistics

Business registers

Labour statistics

Activities & upcoming events

Workshop on the Implementation and Links between the System of National Accounts 2008 and the Government Finance Statistics Manual  (20 - 22 November 2013)

Meeting on the Management of Statistical Information Systems (14 - 16 April 2014)

Group of Experts on National Accounts (06 - 09 May 2014)

Group of Experts on Consumer Price Indices (26 - 28 May 2014)

Work Session on the Communication of Statistics (18 - 20 June 2014)

If you would like to see all meetings please click here

Training materials

The UNECE library of training materials for statisticians is a platform for international sharing of training materials covering the full spectrum of statistical domains and all areas of the statistical production process.

You can visit the library at www.unece.org/stats/training.


If you would like to see the statistical database please click here