Eurostat Data Sources

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. It offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life. For more information visit eurostat's web site:


Gross domestic product (GDP)

As an aggregate measure of production, GDP is equal to the sum of the gross value added of all resident institutional units (i.e. industries) engaged in production, plus any taxes, and minus any subsidies, on products not included in the value of their outputs. Gross value added is the difference between output and intermediate consumption.

GDP is also equal to:

  • The sum of the final uses of goods and services (all uses except intermediate consumption) measured in purchasers' prices, minus the value of imports of goods and services;
  • The sum of primary incomes distributed by resident producer units.

Gross national income (GNI)

Is the sum of incomes of residents of an economy in a given period. It is equal to GDP minus primary income payable by resident units to non-resident units, plus primary income receivable from the rest of the world.
It is conceptually identical to gross national product (GNP, the concept in ESA 79), though GNP was calculated differently in ESA 79.

What is the NUTS classification

At the heart of regional statistics is the NUTS classification — the classification of territorial units for statistics. This is a regional classification for the EU Member States providing a harmonised hierarchy of regions: the NUTS classification subdivides each Member State into regions at three different levels, covering NUTS 1, 2 and 3 from larger to smaller areas. Regions have also been defined and agreed with the EFTA and candidate countries on a bilateral basis; these are called statistical regions and follow exactly the same rules as the NUTS regions in the EU, although they have no legal basis.

More information about NUTS classification is available here:
The classification is available in csv, xml and HTML format

In addition NUTS is available in shapefile and in different scale:

Datasets of Interest

For the purposes of WP6 scenarios we are interested in regional data.
All datasets are available for download in . tsv format

Gross domestic product (GDP) at current market prices by NUTS 2 regions (nama_10r_2gdp)

Average annual population to calculate regional GDP data (thousand persons) by NUTS 3 regions (nama_10r_3popgdp)

Gross domestic product (GDP) at current market prices by NUTS 3 regions (nama_10r_3gdp)

Real growth rate of regional gross value added (GVA) at basic prices by NUTS 2 regions - Percentage change on previous year (nama_10r_2gvagr)

Gross value added at basic prices by NUTS 3 regions (nama_10r_3gva)

Gross fixed capital formation by NUTS 2 regions (nama_10r_2gfcf)

Compensation of employees by NUTS 2 regions (nama_10r_2coe)

Employment (thousand persons) by NUTS 3 regions (nama_10r_3empers)

Employment (thousand hours worked) by NUTS 2 regions (nama_10r_2emhrw)

Allocation of primary income account of households by NUTS 2 regions (nama_10r_2hhpri)

Business demography and high growth enterprise by NACE Rev. 2 and NUTS 3 regions (bd_hgnace2_r3)

Business demography by size class and NUTS 3 regions (bd_size_r3)

Employer business demography by NACE Rev. 2 and NUTS 3 regions (bd_enace2_r3)

Employer business demography by size class and NUTS 3 regions (bd_esize_r3)

Programmatic access to Eurostat Datasets

Eurostat provides an API for accessing the available datasets. Information can be found in the following link: