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1 International macrodata available through the UK Data Service Celia Russell Senior Data Specialist ESRC Research Methods Festival St Catherine’s College, Oxford July 2014

2 International macrodata time series data aggregated to country/region regularly updated international governmental organisations (IMF, OECD, IEA, World Bank) wide range of socio-economic topics available to staff and students from UK institutions of higher and further education (World Bank data is open access)

3 Data providers International Monetary Fund (IMF) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) World Bank United Nations International Energy Agency (IEA) Eurostat

4 International data themes Databanks cover: economic performance and development trade, industry and markets employment demography, migration and health governance human development social expenditure education science and technology land use and the environment energy

5 Accessing international macrodata World Bank data is open to all other data restricted to UK Further and Higher Education access via Federated Access (Shibboleth) authentication special conditions may also apply delivered over the web via UKDS.stat and Beyond 20/20 download formats include *.xls, *.csv

6 International macrodata - example An idea of database size… Around 70,000 time series Around 2.1 million annual data values Around 25 million monthly data values

7 IMF databanks International Financial Statistics Government Finance Statistics Balance of Payments Statistics Direction of Trade World Economic Outlook The five major databanks produced by the IMF contain data on national accounts, trade, the balance of payments and government spending for around 190 countries. Collectively, they provide a global picture of economic development and international trade over the last 50 years.

8 Example from IMF IFS: Greece Bibliographic citation: International Monetary Fund (2013): International Financial Statistics (Edition: October 2013). Mimas, University of Manchester. DOI:

9 More IMF data coming soon IMF COFER (Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves) IMF FSI (Financial Soundness Indicators) IMF Primary Commodities – 200 series, data starts 1980 IMF CPIS (Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey) IMF CDIS (Coordinated Direct Investment Survey)

10 World Bank databases collects data on all aspects of human development worldwide annual data, designed for international comparability open access Host 3 databases: World Development Indicators International Debt Statistics Africa Development Indicators

11 Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments during 2013 (%)



14 OECD data we currently host OECD Education Statistics OECD Globalisation OECD International Development OECD International Direct Investment Statistics OECD International Migration Statistics OECD International Trade by Commodities Statistics OECD Main Economic Indicators OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators OECD National Accounts OECD Services Statistics OECD Social Expenditure Database OECD STructural ANalysis

15 More OECD data coming (next 12 months) Monthly Statistics of International Trade Agriculture Statistics Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections Employment and Labour Market Statistics Environment Statistics Health Statistics Institutional Investors Statistics Insurance Statistics International Development Statistics Patent Statistics Pensions Statistics Product Market Regulation Statistics Productivity Statistics Regional Statistics Social and Welfare Statistics (includes Pensions at a Glance) Statistics on Measuring Globalisation Tax Statistics Telecommunications and Internet Statistics Structural and Demographic Business Statistics Environment Statistics Product Market Regulation Statistics

16 Example from the OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators

17 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) UNIDO Industrial Statistics Databases Employment, wages and trade worldwide, broken down by manufacturing sector –INDSTAT2, less detailed data from 1963 onwards –INDSTAT4, more detailed data available 1990 onwards UNIDO Industrial Demand Supply Balance Databases Imports, exports and apparent consumption by manufacturing sector, from 1990 onwards annual data, updated each year


19 International Energy Agency CO 2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Energy Prices and Taxes Energy Technology Research and Development Database World Energy Statistics and Balances Energy Statistics of OECD Countries Energy Balances of OECD Countries Energy Statistics of Non-OECD Countries Energy Balances of Non-OECD Countries

20 IEA specialist databanks Electricity information Coal Information Natural Gas Information Oil Information Renewables Information

21 Cross-national surveys

22 Some tips on using the databanks Tip 1: choose your data from the same databank or family of databanks comparability issues between data from different databanks, even for series with well-established standards theoretically identical series can have different values in different databanks Time IMF IFSWorld Bank 1995 8100.157338.4 1996 8608.487751.1 1997 9089.128256.5 1998 9665.78741 1999 10289.79301 2000 10625.39898.8 2001 10980.210233.9 2002 11512.310590.2 2003 1227711089.3 2004 13095.411797.8 2005 13857.912564.3 2006 14480.313314.5 2007 14720.213961.8 2008 14417.914219.3 2009 14958.313898.3 2010 15533.814419.4 2011 16244.614991.3

23 Tip 2: some of the databanks have better cross country comparability than others. OECD databanks are specifically designed for country comparisons IMF International Financial Statistics is not. Tip 3: Use the Discover catalogue and UKDS.Stat to locate the data you need and get further information and documentation about the dataset Tip 4: Examine more info and footnotes

24 Demo



27 Catalogue record

28 Support materials Step by step instructions on how to use the interfaces

29 Questions eNews: UKDATASERVICE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Twitter: Facebook:

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