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Data Planet Datasets and Sources: Data Planet Time Series and Source Organizations

Provides information on the datasets and indicators included in the vast Data Planet repository of statistical data, along with a listing of the source organizations that provide the data included in the repository.

Data Series Available in Data Planet Repository

Time series providing statistics in the 16 broad subject areas listed below are available in the Data Planet repository. Clicking on the links will search the category in Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference.

· Agriculture & Food · Industry, Business, & Commerce
· Banking, Finance, & Insurance · International Relations & Trade
· Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement · Labor & Employment
· Education · Military & Defense
· Energy Resources & Industries · Natural Resources & Environment
· Government & Politics · Population & Income
· Health & Vital Statistics ·  Prices, Consumption, & Cost of Living
· Housing & Construction · Transportation & Traffic


The files immediately below provide information on the not publicly available datasets included in Data Planet, as well as databases with international content. For a listing of datasets currently being prepared for addition to the Data Planet repository, please visit here.

Also, see below for a listing of the source organizations who collect and disseminate the datasets available in Data Planet Statistical Datasets.

Data Planet Source Organizations

Administrative Office of the US Courts International Monetary Fund
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality London Bullion Market Association
BSE Limited (India) London Platinum & Palladium Market
Bureau of Economic Analysis NASDAQ OMX Group (US)
Bureau of Justice Statistics National Bureau of Economic Research
Bureau of Labor Statistics National Cancer Institute
Bureau of Transportation Statistics National Center for Education Statistics
Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Chicago Board Options Exchange National Science Foundation
China Data Center, University of Michigan Nikkei (Japan)
Dave Leip's Atlas of US Presidential Elections Office of Management and Budget
Defense Manpower Data Center Office of Postsecondary Education
Deutsche Börse Group (Germany) OECD
Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI) Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Energy Information Administration S&P Dow Jones Indices (US)
Environmental Protection Agency Shanghai Stock Exchange (China)
European Commission Social Security Administration
Eurostat Standard & Poor's (US)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Statistics Canada
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation United Nations
Federal Election Commission United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council US Department of Agriculture
Federal Highway Administration US Department of Homeland Security
Federal Housing Finance Agency US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Federal Procurement Data System US Department of Labor
Federal Reserve Board US Department of the Treasury
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations US Department of Veterans Affairs
Freddie Mac US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FTSE Group (UK) US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk
Groningen Growth and Development Centre US Senate Historical Office
HSI Services Limited (Hong Kong) US Office of Personnel Management
Infogroup Business USA US Senate Office of Public Records
Institute for Supply Management World Bank
Institute of Museum and Library Services World Resource Institute
Internal Revenue Service World Trade Organization
Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration Xignite



Data Planet Statistical Datasets Coverage Policy

The statistical datasets included in the Data Planet repository are added based on an evaluation and prioritization process that takes into account the following factors:

  1. Customer expressed request for a particular dataset to be added to the repository
  2. Authority of the source organization that collects, analyzes, and releases the dataset
  3. Statistical credibility of the dataset: considered here is how well documented the dataset is with respect to sampling, data collection methodology, and data analysis procedures
  4. Fit of the dataset within the repository’s scope of coverage, defined at a high level by 16 subject areas
  5. Reliability of the source organization data release process, especially timeliness and regularity of updates

To identify new datasets for addition to the repository, the data development and editorial teams periodically assess gaps of coverage by subject area. In addition, government, nongovernmental, international, and other organizational websites and news releases are followed on an ongoing basis to identify new datasets for evaluation and potential addition to the repository.

Suggestions on datasets to add to the Data Planet repository are welcome! Please contact us at


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Searching the Data Planet Repository

Data Planet provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data Planet repository contains more than 157 billion data points from more than 80 source organizations. The over 12.6 billion time series in Data Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry.  All of the data have been standardized and structured, and described with up to 37 fields of metadata, including a controlled vocabulary. The data can be visualized in a variety of charting options, including mapping and ranking.

The Data Planet repository can be searched via two interfaces:

Data Planet Statistical Datasets provides powerful capabilities to dynamically compare and manipulate the billions of statistical indicators available in the Data Planet repository.

Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference product is built on the same content repository, but is designed for quick statistical lookups with the ease of a simple search box. It includes quick views and thumbnails of the data, full descriptions and citations, and DOI links to DataSheets!  


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