UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising statistics of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series. The databases are updated regularly with the most recent data. Release of the new edition of the databases is announced every year in May. Data are available online and on CD ROM.
INDSTAT4 – Industrial Statistics Database
The UNIDO Industrial Statistics Database at the 4-digit level of ISIC (INDSTAT4) contains highly disaggregated data on the manufacturing sector for the period 1990 onwards. Comparability of data over time and across the countries has been the main priority of developing and updating this database. INDSTAT4 offers a unique possibility of in-depth analysis of the structural transformation of economies over time. The database contains seven principle indicators of industrial statistics. The data are arranged at the 3- and 4-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 and 4 pertaining to the manufacturing, which comprises more than 150 manufacturing sectors and sub-sectors.
INDSTAT2 – Industrial Statistics Database
The UNIDO Industrial Statistics Database at the 2-digit level of ISIC (INDSTAT2) contains time series data on the manufacturing sector for the period 1963 onwards. INDSTAT2 is the largest industrial statistics database of its kind. Unlike others presented by different classification standards for different time periods, INDSTAT2 provides data by a single classification standard for more than 40 years, which makes it particularly valuable for long-term structural analysis. The database contains eight principle indicators of industrial statistics, including the index numbers of industrial production, which show the real growth of the volume of production by 2-digit of ISIC Rev. 3. The data are arranged at the 2-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 pertaining to the manufacturing sector, which comprises 23 industries.
IDSB – Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database
The UNIDO Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database at the 4-digit level of ISIC (IDSB) contains highly disaggregated data on the manufacturing sector for the period 1990 onwards and includes trade data. The data are derived from output data reported by NSOs, as presented in the INDSTAT4 database, together with UNIDO estimates for ISIC-based international trade data, by utilizing the United Nations Commodity Trade Database (COMTRADE). The database contains data on output and on trade related items, such as imports, export and apparent consumption. The data are arranged at the 4-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 and 4 pertaining to the manufacturing sector, which comprises 127 manufacturing categories.
MINSTAT – Mining and Utilities Statistics Database
MINSTAT is a new and unique database on mining and quarrying and utilities sectors. In the past decades, we have observed a gradual depletion of natural resources worldwide. At the same time, demand for such resources as crude oil, natural gas and water is soaring due to the rapid industrial growth and the overall increase of the world population. In response to the increased interests from data users, UNIDO released its first biennial publication of the World Statistics on Mining and Utilities in 2010. Now users can obtain mining and utilities data in electronic form through online access to this website or by ordering the database on CD Rom. It contains time series data for more than 100 countries for the period 1995 onwards. Data are presented at 2- and 3-digit level of ISIC Revision 3 and 4.
MVA – Manufacturing Value Added Database
The MVA database contains country data for GDP, MVA and population for the period starting with 1990 to the latest year available. GDP and MVA data are given at current and constant prices (2000) in United States dollars. The data in constant prices for latest two years are estimated by UNIDO statisticians using advanced statistical models. The database is updated annually and major statistical tables are compiled for its publication in the International Industrial Statistics Yearbook.
Other Online Database systems
Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2011 Preview
UNIDO offers the first preview of its Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2011 which is to be released later this year. The CIP index benchmarks national industrial performance of 118 countries using indicators of an economy’s ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. An interactive map allows the user to explore the index across countries.