Databases on CD ROM
UNIDO maintains a variety of databases covering statistics of overall economic growth and detailed data on the business structure. Statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series are disseminated through commercial data products on CD ROM, as follows:
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. When creating the system, the first priority was the data requirements of cross-country economic analysis. Much of the work consisted in developing a set of data that were comparable and consistent across countries and over time. The database contains seven principle indicators of industrial statistics. The data are arranged at the 3- and 4-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 pertaining to the manufacturing sector, which comprises 151 manufacturing categories.
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. Unlike others presented by different classification standards for different time periods, INDSTAT2 provides data by a single classification standard for more than 40 years, which makes it particularly valuable for long-term structural analysis. The database contains eight principle indicators of industrial statistics, including the index numbers of industrial production, which show the real growth of the volume of production by 2-digit of ISIC Rev. 3. The data are arranged at the 2-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 pertaining to the manufacturing sector, which comprises 23 industries.
IDSB - Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database
The UNIDO Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database at the 4-digit level of ISIC (IDSB) contains highly disaggregated data on the manufacturing sector for the period 1990 onwards and includes trade data. The data are derived from output data reported by NSOs, as presented in the INDSTAT4 database, together with UNIDO estimates for ISIC-based international trade data, by utilizing the United Nations Commodity Trade Database (COMTRADE). The database contains data on output and on trade related items, such as imports, export and apparent consumption. The data are arranged at the 4-digit level of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 pertaining to the manufacturing sector, which comprises 127 manufacturing categories.
Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2011 Preview
UNIDO offers the first preview of its Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2011 which is to be released later this year. The CIP index benchmarks national industrial performance of 118 countries using indicators of an economy's ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. An interactive map allows the user to explore the index across countries.
Industrial Energy Efficiency Policy Database
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Industrial Energy Efficiency Policy (IEEP) Database offers access to information on policy measures that have been implemented or planned to improve industrial energy efficiency at national level. The IEEP Database allows policymakers, energy analysts and advisors, energy entrepreneurs and investors, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and other users to explore information on the implementation, challenges and outcomes of industrial energy efficiency policy measures. Today, the database comprises over 250 policy measures from 40 countries.
Industrial Development Scoreboard - 2007 Update
The Industrial Development Scoreboard is the ranking of the Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index. The CIP Index benchmarks competitive industrial activity at the country level.
World Productivity Database
This website shows the result of recent UNIDO research on productivity performance across countries. The impetus originated from the project "Productivity Performance in 15 Developing Countries", undertaken between 2004 and 2006. A second round of research on the subject is underway and result from there will be posted regularly.