Historical Statistics

South-Eastern European Monetary and Economic Statistics from the Nineteenth Century to World War II
A complete dataset is presented for each country, covering 6 broad groups of indicators: (1) monetary variables, (2) interest rates, (3) exchange rates, (4) government finances, (5) prices, production and labor, and (6) national accounts and population. Covers AlbaniaAustria-HungaryBulgariaGreeceRomaniaSerbia/Yugoslavia, and Turkey.

McCarthy, Justin.  The Arab world, Turkey, and the Balkans (1878-1914) : a handbook of historical statistics.  Boston, MA : G.K. Hall, c1982.  (Firestone Noncirculating) HA4556 .M35 1982 and RECAP

Historical statistics for selected countries

More Internet Resources

Historical Statistics (by country)


Historicka´ statisticka´ roc?enka C?SSR. Praha : SNTL, Nakl. technicke´ literatury ; Bratislava : ALFA, Vydavatel?stvo technickej a ekonomickej literatu´ry, 1985. (Stokes Library) Oversize HA1195 .H57 1985q.


Statistisk Årbog (Denmark) (1896+ in Danish); Statistical Yearbook(2000+ in English)


histat: Historical Statistics
Historical statistics on Germany on a wide variety of topics. Free registration is required. See also About Historical Statistics (2010; pdf).

United Kingdom

Three centuries of UK macroeconomic data
Contains a broad set of historical data covering the UKnational accounts and other financial and macroeconomic data stretching back in some cases to the late 17th century.

Mitchell, B.R.British Historical Statistics:Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. (Firestone NonCirculating) HA1134 .M58 1988

Williams, L. J.Digest of Welsh historical statistics: 1974-1996. [Cardiff] : Government Statistical Service, 1998.

Williams, L. J.Digest of Welsh historical statistics. [Cardiff] : Government Statistical Service, 1985. (earliest statistics back to 1570; generally 1800s to 1970s) Much of the data has been digitized into datasets through the UKDS.To obtain a free account please register with the UKDS. (Firestone Noncirculating) HA1166 .W54q


Magyarorsza´g 1989-2009 : a va´ltoza´sok tu¨kre´bren.


Hagskinna : so¨gulegar hagto¨lur um I´sland = Icelandic historical statistics. Reykjavi´k : Hagstofa I´slands, 1997. Firestone Library: Non Circulating (Fnc) HA1495 .H34 1997


Database of Irish Historical Statistics (Inactive)


Sommariodi statistichestorichedell’Italia, 1861-1975.

Annuario statistico Italiano. (1878+) Annual volumes, PDFs.


Historical Statistics. Statistics Norway. (1828+) (compilations and individual years)


PortugueseHistorical Statistics. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, 2001. (generally covers 1864-1998)

Anuário estatístico de Portugal / Statistical Yearbook of Portugal

PORDATA: Base de Dados Portugal Contemporâneo. Starts with 12 themes: population; health; education; social protection; employment and labor market; enterprises and personnel; family income and expenditure; housing and comfort; justice; culture; national accounts; and government accounts. Data potentially back to 1960 and for some areas subnational.

The East European and Soviet Data Handbook: Political, Social and Developmental Indicators, 1945-1975.New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press ; Stanford, CA : Hoover Institution Press, 1981.

Soviet Economic Statistical Series. Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan. (In Japanese and English)


Statistical Yearbook of Spain. (not a compilation but all yearbooks back to 1858)
Estadi´sticas histo´ricas de Espan~a : siglos XIX-XX.Bilbao : Fundacio´n BBVA, 2005. (Firestone Noncirculating) HA1554 .E88 2005. Covers 19th and 20th centuries in Spain.


Historical Statistics.org. Some series dating back to 1260. Includes prices, wages, exchange rates, money supply, interest and stock returns, state loans, national accounts, and population for Sweden.

Historical statistics of Sweden. Stockholm, Allma¨nna fo¨rl., 1969. (Covers 1720-1967) Annex HA1525.A2. Library has v.1, covering 1720-1950.

Statistical Yearbook of Sweden 1914-2001. (not a compilation but all yearbooks)2002+are separate.


Historical statistics of Switzerland. Zurich : Chronos, c1996. Olin Library Oversize HA1605 .H65w 1996 ++

Historical statistics of Switzerland online. See the Working Paper for background on this project.