Statistical Databases

UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising information of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series. Most databases are updated annually in the second quarter of every year. Data are available online at the UNIDO Statistics Data Portal.

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 is the main priority when developing and updating this database. INDSTAT4 offers a unique opportunity for in-depth and granular analysis of the structural transformation of economies over time. The database contains seven main indicators of industrial statistics. The database follows the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3  and 4, as reported by countries, comprising 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. INDSTAT2 provides data according to a single classification standard for more than 40 years, which makes it particularly valuable for long-term structural analysis. The database contains eight main indicators of industrial statistics, including the index numbers of industrial production, which show the real growth of the volume of production. The database follows at the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 at the 2-digit level pertaining to the manufacturing sector, comprising 23 industries.

IDSB - Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database

The UNIDO Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database (IDSB) at the 4-digit level of ISIC contains highly disaggregated data on the manufacturing sector for the period 1990 onwards covering production and trade. The data are derived from output data reported by national statistical offices, as presented in the INDSTAT4 database, together with UNIDO estimates for ISIC-based international trade data, sourced from the United Nations Commodity Trade Database (COMTRADE). The database follows ISIC Revision 3  and 4 at the 4-digit level, comprising 127 manufacturing categories in Revision 3 and 137 categories in Revision 4.

MINSTAT – Mining and Utilities Statistics Database

MINSTAT provides information on the mining and quarrying and utilities sectors. The database contains time series data for eight main indicators. It covers more than 100 countries for the period 1995 onwards. Data are presented at 2- and 3-digit level of ISIC Revision 3 and 4.

National Accounts Database

The National Accounts Database contains country data for GDP, industry value added (IVA), manufacturing value added (MVA) and population for the period 1990 onwards. It is worth noting that, in official statistics, industry comprises the manufacturing, mining and quarrying and utilities sectors. GDP, IVA and MVA data are given at current and constant prices (2015) in United States dollars. The data in constant prices for latest year are estimated by UNIDO using statistical models.

Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index

UNIDO presents the Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index, which benchmarks the national industrial performance of more than 150 countries. This is a composite index based on eight indicators of an economy's ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. The index is available since 1990, allowing to track trends in industrial performance.

Quarterly and Monthly IIP

These databases present data on the quarterly and monthly indices of industrial production (IIP), which allow monitoring trends of industrial output in real terms, free from price fluctuations. Data are available for the period from 2005 onwards for 110 economies in the quarterly database and 80 economies in the monthly database. The databases follow ISIC Revision 4 at the 2-digit level. These databases are updated regularly, aiming to provide timely and granular information on industrial sectors. In addition to country-level data, the databases also include aggregated figures for selected country groups.

Fernando CANTU
Chief Statistician
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Vienna International Centre
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A-1400 Vienna, Austria
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