Information Information

Data navigation tree

'Tables' offers a selection of the most important Eurostat data in a user-friendly way. All data are presented in simple two or three dimensional tables.

'Database' contains the full range of data publically available at Eurostat. They are presented in multi-dimensional tables with various selection features and export formats.

Both branches are organised according to nine statistical themes. 'Tables on EU policy' presents a selection of data organised according to specific EU policies. 


Data and information stored in the data navigation tree are updated twice a day at 11:00 and 23:00.


TGM (tables, graphs and maps) is designed for tables with 2 or 3 dimensions only (as available in 'tables by themes' and 'tables on EU policy' of the data navigation tree). This browser gives access to predefined tables in a user-friendly way via tables, graphs or maps. It includes a short description with all the information regarding an easy understanding of the variables presented in a table.
Data explorer is an interface designed for the reading of multi-dimensional tables ('database' in the navigation tree). It offers a direct access to data, metadata and several export formats. The selection of cells is limited up to a maximum of 750 000.
Dataset compression: for downloading complete datasets in tabular separate value format (tsv).
COMEXT database includes all international trade data.
Metadata: explanatory texts documenting statistical data and providing summary information useful for assessing data quality and the statistical production process in general.

Dictionaries (code lists)

Complete code lists can be found in bulk download/code lists.

Flags and special value used in Eurostat's online database

Flags are codes added to the data and defining a specific characteristic:

b = break in time series
c = confidential
d = definition differs, see metadata
The relevant explanations are usually provided in the annex of the metadata.
e = estimated
f = forecast
i = see metadata (phased out)
n = not significant
p = provisional
r = revised (phased out)
s = Eurostat estimate (phased out)
u = low reliability
z = not applicable


Coding conventions

0 = real zero
0n = less than half the final digit shown and different from real zero


Special value: This is a code that replaces the real data. Only one special value is used:

: = not available