Statistics and Data Directorate

Statistical Resources


Find statistics:


Statistics by topic, through a direct access to our real-time data warehouse, OECD.Stat Extracts


Keep informed:


Statistical news releases  on consumer prices, leading indicators, GDP, labour costs, unemployment rates and trade

Statistics Blog, a series of articles that highlight indicators that tend to be less visible than standard headline indicators, but provide interesting evidence for analysis and policy making in some areas.

Statistical Newsletter  on the current activities and future plans of the extended OECD statistical network

Statistics Working Papers, a varied collection of  technical, methodological or statistical policy papers relevant to statistical work at OECD

OECD Work on Statistics (brochure), which provides an overview of OECD statistics by topic

OECD Statistical Programme of Work, a detailed description of the OECD individual statistical activities, highlighting their purpose, objectives, outputs, publications and databases

 Statistical references:


AGORA exchange, the collaborative knowledge base of international organisations 

Manuals and guidelines by topic for international methodological references in major statistical areas

Our working methods:


OECD Quality Framework, designed to enable the OECD to systematically assess, compare and improve statistics

OECD Data Collection Programme  provides a comprehensive list of OECD statistical data collection programmes classified by theme

Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX), an initiative to foster standards for the exchange of statistical information

 OECD Smart Data Strategy - Meeting the policy demand with data innovation requires continuous investment in data commons, including developing technical, organisational, legal, and human capabilities. The OECD Smart Data strategy is pursuing the development of these capabilities.


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