COVID-19 Resources from National Statistical Offices
Responding to urgent demands for trustworthy, timely and disaggregated data to
help policy makers in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its social
and economic impact, National Statistical Offices around the world are making
information resources available to governments, businesses and the public at
large. This page is regularly updated with links to COVID-19 resources from
national statistical offices. NSOs are invited to contact
email@example.com if they would like add to
or update the list of links presented for their country.
Dashboard with selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of
COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of
monthly indicators – real GDP, consumer prices, employment, merchandise
exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales - as
well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel
between Canada and other countries. The information will be updated
continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be
added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.
The crowd-sourcing online questionnaire collects data on the current
economic and social situation, as well as on people’s physical and mental
health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement
suitable support measures during and after the pandemic. In order to
implement this survey rapidly, the survey is conducted online only.
Respondents are also asked if they would like to volunteer to participate in
the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS).
Report and infographic of results for the period between 29 March and 3
April. More than 4,600 people in the 10 provinces responded to this survey
between March 29 and April 3. The CPSS involves creating a pool of people
who agree to complete about six very short online surveys over a period of
one year (about one every two months). The CPSS aims at understanding social
issues more rapidly, while reducing the cost of collecting data.
An overview of Statistics Canada’s response to COVID-19 is available
Geographically disaggregated views of a vulnerability index linking
information from the Institute for Health Technology Evaluation (IETS), the
National Statistical Office (DANE) and the National Planning Department
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics GSE has established a situation
room focused on analysing the economic situation together with VATT
Institute for Economic Research and Statistics Finland. The aim is to
provide a view of economic development during the coronavirus crisis with
the help of the situation room analyses.
Statistics Finland aims to accelerate the release schedule of statistics
important from the viewpoint of emergency conditions and to publish
information supplementing normal statistics production in the form needed by
Measures to protect the health staff of the Turkey Statistical Institute and
to prevent disruption of statistical production include the temporary
replacement of face-to-face interviews and price data collection with mail,
e-mail, phone or web interviews or with data collection from administrative
This note provides advice on how to conduct quality assurance of ad-hoc
analyses of official statistical data, with a quick turn-around, to answer
specific questions in situations when time and resources are limited.