Resource of the Week: UNdata

UNdata provides access to a range of statistical data provided by the United Nations. It’s free to use, you just need to make sure you cite it as your source.

You can find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. It covers themes such as agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find other useful features, such as Country Profiles.

Did you know: You can search all the databases listed in UNdata with the basic search, or use the Advanced Search option to narrow down your choice of databases and countries. There is also a Glossary to help you.

Access the resource through the A-Z Database list or at

Guides and More Information

For detailed guidance on using UN Data, visit their FAQ guide.

For tips on using the data, see this blog post.

Want more?

If you’re looking for more data and statistics, Zanran provide a useful search engine.

Most governments provide statistical data free of charge online. For more examples, see the Statistics tab of the Business Management Subject Guide.


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