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Eurostat’s new COVID-19 dedicated section

04/05/2020

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In order to respond to the demands for information arising from the current crisis, we have launched a new dedicated section on our website, bringing together in one place a wide range of statistics and data published by Eurostat related to COVID-19.

In this section, we cover a range of topics related to the economy, society and work, population and health as well as agriculture, energy, transport and tourism. For each of these topics, we show our latest releases, provide an interactive data visualisation to explore the figures, guide you to more in depth information in Statistics Explained articles and link to relevant datasets from our database.

These can give you a baseline against which the impact of the crisis on European societies and economies can be measured, provide a wider background or help you to see the evolution of the crisis.

 

COVID-19 Statistics serving Europe, dedicated section

 

How does COVID-19 affect official European statistics?

Eurostat and the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) of the European Statistical System are working hard to respond to the crisis by continuing to publish relevant statistics of the highest quality as planned in national and Eurostat release calendars. The dedicated section provides links to COVID-19 information on the websites of the NSIs of the EU Member States, the EFTA countries and the United Kingdom.

The crisis is also affecting the ability of statistical authorities to collect and process data in the traditional manner. In the light of this, Eurostat is providing practical guidance for official statisticians on the issues triggered by COVID-19. The 'Support to statisticians' section brings together in one place all the new guidelines and methodological notes and will be regularly updated as new guidelines are developed. While primarily aimed at those statisticians who compile data in the NSIs, these guidelines will also interested anyone who wants to understand the methods we are using to continue collecting and publishing high-quality statistics.

 

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