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Statistical Abstracts of the World

In October of 2013, we launched Statistical Abstracts of the World – a collection of statistical compendia from national statistical offices around the world. At launch, we had fewer than 25 countries in the collection. Since launch, we have added 19 countries’ compendia, as well as non-country compendia from the European Union, World Bank, and United Nations.

Over the course of 2014, we have also included updated editions for 29 countries (and adding others as soon as they are available).

Between now and the end of the year, we will be adding new compendia for Iraq, Malawi, Czech Republic, Finland, Guyana, and Greenland. And we hope to secure rights to a few more soon.

International Datasets

In December of 2013, we launched ProQuest International Datasets – a data aggregation and visualization product with a focus on international data at the subnational level.

At launch, we had data from 18 data providers – including Oxford Economics, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Eurostat, International Labour Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Census Bureau, FAO, USDA, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, UNESCO, and the World Bank. There was also information from the National Statistical Offices of the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, and China.

Since launch, we have more than doubled the volume of data included in the collection.
We have added trade data from Datamyne, The American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and UN Service Trade.

Additionally we have added data from the following National Statistical Offices: Iceland, France, Romania, Sweden, Italy, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Kenya, and South Africa.  

Very recently, we loaded data from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Australia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Chile, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Czech Republic, Malawi, Finland, Guyana, and Greenland.

The national statistical office data frequently has the sub-national data that libraries covet. By the end of 2014, we will have tripled the data in ProQuest International Datasets.

To learn more:
Take a look at the International Statistical Collections brochure.
Click here to review the Statistical Collections infographic.
Click here to read about the benefits of International Datasets.
Click here to contact a salesperson about renewing or purchasing a statistical database.

24 Sep 2014

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