UNSD publications

Statistical data

The Statistics Division prepares general statistical data compilations in print, including the Statistical Yearbook, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, and statistical data compilations in special fields, including demographic and population statistics, international merchandise trade, national accounts, industrial commodities production, energy, social statistics and indicators, gender statistics and human settlements.

Standards and methods

The division also prepares a wide variety of technical studies on international statistical standards, recommendations and special studies approved by the Statistical Commission. United Nations publications on statistical standards and methods are usually available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Most popular

Statistical Yearbook

Comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels.

World Statistics Pocketbook

Annual compilation of key statistical indicators from more than 20 international statistical sources, presented in one-page profiles for 224 countries or areas of the world.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistcs

Current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world.



United Nations sales publications are identified by sales numbers and series numbers. Sales publications may be purchased from bookstores and distributors throughout the world, or online from the United Nations Publications website.

Electronic and out-of-print publications

Many publications and databases are available in electronic format. Most out-of-print publications in English are available in microfiche from the United Nations Publications.

Government and research institutions

Single copies of publications currently in print in Arabic, Chinese and Russian are available at no charge to Governments and research institutions in statistics from the Director of the Statistics Division in New York, as long as stock is available.