Statistics Directorate


  • Statistical Insights: Large inequalities in longevity by gender & education

    While differences in average longevity, or life expectancy, between countries are well-documented, inequalities in longevity within countries are less well-understood and are not fully comparable beyond a handful of European countries. A recent OECD working paper (Murtin et al., 2017) fills this gap.

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  • Households' economic well-being: the OECD dashboard

    The OECD has developed a dashboard of household statistics that allows you to see how households are faring in OECD countries. We have also developed a series of country specific stories that provide a more detailed analysis of households; this quarter: Spotlight on Irish households

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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G20 merchandise trade growth accelerates in Q1 2017

G20 total international merchandise trade
s.a., current prices and US$ billion‌‌‌

29/05/2017 - G20 international merchandise trade in the first quarter of 2017, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, increased for the fourth straight quarter and at the fastest rate since the second quarter of 2011. 

Export growth picked up to 3.0% in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 1.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 while imports increased by 4.0%, significantly up on last quarter’s 1.2% growth. G20 merchandise trade has almost regained its pre-crisis levels, but remains around 10% lower than the highs reached in 2011-2014.


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