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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Available Datasets and Sources

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Coverage Policy

The statistical datasets included in the Data-Planet repository are added based on an evaluation and prioritization process that takes into account the following factors:

  1. Customer expressed request for a particular dataset to be added to the repository
  2. Authority of the source organization that collects, analyzes, and releases the dataset
  3. Statistical credibility of the dataset: considered here is how well documented the dataset is with respect to sampling, data collection methodology, and data analysis procedures
  4. Fit of the dataset within the repository’s scope of coverage, defined at a high level by 16 subject areas
  5. Reliability of the source organization data release process, especially timeliness and regularity of updates

To identify new datasets for addition to the repository, the data development and editorial teams periodically assess gaps of coverage by subject area. In addition, government, nongovernmental, international, and other organizational websites and news releases are followed on an ongoing basis to identify new datasets for evaluation and potential addition to the repository.

Suggestions on datasets to add to the Data-Planet repository are welcome! Please contact us at

Time Series Available in Statistical Datasets

View the file above for a sampling of the time series in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets, or click on the links below to explore statistics available in Data-Planet Statistical Datasets by broad subject areas:

· Agriculture & Food · Industry, Business, & Commerce
· Banking, Finance, & Insurance · International Relations & Trade
· Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement · Labor & Employment
· Education · Military & Defense
· Energy Resources & Industries · Natural Resources & Environment
· Government & Politics · Population & Income
· Health & Vital Statistics ·  Prices, Consumption, & Cost of Living
· Housing & Construction · Transportation & Traffic


For more detail on premium dataset offerings, including EASI Market Planner, China Data Center (subnational data), Worldwide Stock Market Prices and Precious Metals Daily Prices, and Infogroup Business USA, see Premium Datasets Available in Data-Planet.











Data-Planet Source Organizations

Administrative Office of the US Courts International Monetary Fund
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality London Bullion Market Association
BSE Limited (India) London Platinum & Palladium Market
Bureau of Economic Analysis NASDAQ OMX Group (US)
Bureau of Justice Statistics National Bureau of Economic Research
Bureau of Labor Statistics National Cancer Institute
Bureau of Transportation Statistics National Center for Education Statistics
Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Chicago Board Options Exchange National Science Foundation
China Data Center, University of Michigan Nikkei (Japan)
Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections Office of Management and Budget
Defense Manpower Data Center Office of Postsecondary Education
Deutsche Börse Group (Germany) OECD
Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI) Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Energy Information Administration S&P Dow Jones Indices (US)
Environmental Protection Agency Shanghai Stock Exchange (China)
European Commission Social Security Administration
Eurostat Standard & Poor's (US)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Statistics Canada
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation United Nations
Federal Election Commission United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council US Department of Agriculture
Federal Highway Administration US Department of Homeland Security
Federal Housing Finance Agency US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Federal Procurement Data System US Department of Labor
Federal Reserve Board US Department of the Treasury
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations US Department of Veterans Affairs
Freddie Mac US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk
FTSE Group (UK) US Senate Historical Office
Groningen Growth and Development Centre US Office of Personnel Management
HSI Services Limited (Hong Kong) US Senate Office of Public Records
Infogroup Business USA World Bank
Institute for Supply Management World Resource Institute
Institute of Museum and Library Services Xignite
Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration Zillow