Includes current and historical Canadian socio-economic time series data.[details]
A user-friendly, interactive tool providing statistics about society and the economy in Canada. Using over 3,000 tables from CANSIM*, tracks trends in virtually every aspect of the lives of Canadians.
A United Nations commodity trade statistics database. Includes annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries from over 140 reporter countries provided to the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
ACCESS NOTE: Use Internet Explorer Web Browser. In other browsers, some pages might not work properly. Access is restricted to up to 50,000 record downloads. Users requiring "bulk download" please contact Data Library Services.
"Since its foundation, the United Nations System has been collecting statistical information from Member States on a variety of topics. The information thus collected constitutes a considerable information asset of the organization. However, since these statistical data are often stored in proprietary databases - each with unique dissemination and access policies - as a result, users are often unaware of the full array of statistical information that the UN System has in its data libraries. The current arrangement also means that users are required to move from one database to another to access different types of information. UNdata addresses this problem by pooling major UN databases and those of several international organizations into a single internet environment. The innovative design allows users to access a large number of UN databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search.
Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. Currently, there are 14 databases and 6 glossaries containing over 55 million data points and covering a whole range of statistics including Population, Industry, Energy, Trade and National Accounts. Whilst this initial version of UNdata is fully equipped with all the functionalities for data access, the development team is continuously adding new databases and features to further enhance the usefulness to users. When fully developed, UNdata will have a comprehensive array of international and national databases providing the world instant access to a wealth of statistical information."
Add-on tools and widgets are constantly being developed. Check the Tools section of the UNdata wiki for links to tools such as Google and Firefox plug-ins and a thematic mapping tool.