International Historical Statistics

IHS is a collection of historical statistics from over 260 years and more than 200 countries & territories across a multitude of interdisciplinary socio-economic topics. Subjects include population, education, labor force, consumer prices, migration, TV & radio, railways, government expenditures, etc. Statistics are taken from hundreds of primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts. Data tables are available as Excel and/or PDF, and include footnotes. It is possible to remove sections and merge tables from the other volumes and regions. (Not updated)

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Three main volumes cover the Americas; Europe; and Africa, Asia, and Oceania

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Reference Source, Statistics and Data

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