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Welcome to the Eurostat website guide 

The Eurostat website provides free online access to all of Eurostat's statistical databases, tools, products and services.

To find your way around the website easily, please read our brief explanations and useful tips below.

Find your way around the website

You can navigate on our website by using the main navigation panel on the top:

Image of the website navigation panel located on the top of the website. It is showing the main navigation topics, which are 'News', 'Data', 'Publications', 'About us' and 'Help'.

See below what information each of these tabs has to offer.


The ‘News’ tab offers direct access to our:


The 'Data' tab provides free access to our data and data services. Depending on your needs, choose your way among the following options: 

  • Use our database if you want to extract data in different formats or create bookmarks to individual datasets
  • Use 'Statistics by theme' and select the theme you are interested in if you need some more background information on a topic and its related data
  • Use our ‘Statistics A-Z’ listing which provides direct links to the related thematic sections to help you find the information you are looking for

In addition under this tab, you can also access our experimental statistics, find multiple retrieval options for automatic data download and several of our more advanced data tools and services.


Eurostat publishes a wide range of publications, for an overview please refer directly to the publication section. All our publications can be accessed and downloaded free of charge.

In addition, we offer a wiki called Statistics Explained, which is an official Eurostat website presenting statistical topics in an easily understandable way. It also offers a glossary clarifying statistical terms and numerous links to further information.

About Eurostat

In the 'About Eurostat' tab you can find all the useful information on Eurostat and our organisation, the European statistical system (ESS), the quality of European statistics, EU legislation related to statistics and Eurostat's activities, such as projects, grants, calls for tenders, conferences and events…


Find information using the search function

You can either find information by using the navigation panel with the tabs or you can use the search box on the top right of each page:

Enter a keyword(s) or dataset code related to the data you wish to find. This will produce a results page listing all Eurostat products that contain your keyword(s) as a publication or dataset attribute. The search results can be narrowed down by using the available options on the left-hand side of the screen.

Another way to look for the information you are after is to use our ‘Statistics A-Z’. 

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