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A guide to financial and socio-economic data such as Compustat, LSEG Workspace, SDC Platinum, WRDS, and CRSP

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)


Statistics Netherlands (in Dutch: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, or CBS) is responsible for collecting, processing, and publishing statistics for use by policymakers and for scientific research. Statistics Netherlands also has the task of producing European (community) statistics. StatLine, the primary database, can be accessed using the link above. CBS also has other websites for more specialised data, or automated collection of data through an API.

Website Description
CBS Open Data / StatLine the StatLine data is also available as linked open data, and can be downloaded using an API.
CBS Historische Collectie This website covers older publications and statistics that are now digitized. Over two centuries of statistics are available. Mostly in Dutch only.
Volkstellingen (‘Census’) Website specifically for population statistics for the Netherlands. All tables and statistics that have been published between 1795 and 1971 are now digitized and publically available.