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Eurostat's experimental statistics

Welcome to Eurostat's section dedicated to experimental statistics.  These statistics use new data sources and methods in an effort to expand and improve the way to respond to our users' needs.

Experimental statistics are compiled from new data sources and methods. For example, for the first time Eurostat is estimating price changes in the food supply chain, from farm to consumer. Another example is the use of Wikipedia as a new source to produce statistics on the visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is to measure not only the popularity of the sites but also the public's ‘cultural consumption’.

It should be noted that these statistics have not reached full maturity in terms of harmonisation, coverage or methodology. This is why they are marked with a clearly visible logo and accompanied by detailed methodological notes.

We invite you to provide us with feedback on these data – we will use your feedback to further improve the robustness of experimental statistics.

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