About this service - Query Builder

About this service

About this service

The Query Builder is a tool to help generate urls for calling the JSON & UNICODE Web Services.

The Query Builder provides all the dimensions & positions for a given dataset that allow users to customize their queries to the JSON & UNICODE Web Services by selecting the dimensions and then the positions for the dimesions selected. Users can also personalize a bit more their queries with some few other options (like 'Exclude dataset title from the indicator label?' or 'Exclude EU aggregates?' - non exhaustive list)

The JSON & UNICODE Web Services are a programmatic access to Eurostat data, with the possibility to download a subset of a given dataset. This operation allows customizing requests for data. You can filter on dimensions to retrieve specific data subsets.

The Web Services

  • Provide data in JSON-stat and UNICODE formats;
  • Support only Representation State Transfer (REST) protocol;
  • Deliver responses in English, French and German language;
  • Are free of charge.

About JSON

The Web Service can produce JSON response files. The JSON-stat is a simple lightweight JSON dissemination format best suited for data visualization, mobile apps or open data initiatives.

For more information about JSON-stat please visit json-stat.org


This service can produce UNICODE response files. UNICODE is the standard for digital representation of the characters used in writing all of the world's languages.

For more information about Unicode, please visit http://unicode.org/standard/standard.html

About REST and Web Services

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. In this case, HTTP requests can be used to read i.e. make queries about Eurostat data.

For more information about REST Web Services, please visit http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-arch/#relwwwrest