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International statistics

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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The OECD brings together the governments of industrialised nations from around the world. The organisation aims include supporting sustainable economic growth, boosting employment, raising living standards, maintaining financial stability, assisting developing countries and promoting world trade.

The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.

The OECD was founded in 1961 and its 34 member states are industrial nations which commit to the principles of democracy and market economy. At present, membership negotiations are in progress with three additional states. The OECD is situated in Paris.

A key aspect of the OECD agenda is the compilation of statistics and the publication of reports and studies on economic and social issues. All databases and publications can be accessed via the online platform OECD iLibrary, which is however subject to a fee. An overview of the most important structural data is given in the annual OECD Factbook. Most statistical indicators are also published in the database OECD.Stat, a large section of which is also available free of charge in the so-called OECD Stat Extracts database.

Statistical themes

  • Statistics on the economy and society of the OECD member states
  • Population
  • Education
  • Health
  • Economic indicators
  • International trade
  • Employment
  • Social issues

Data visualized

The OECD Data Lab includes more than 30 applications that help to illustrate the data on all OECD member states.

Statistical database

OECD Stat Extracts

Statistical yearbook

OECD Factbook

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