Statista: A Comprehensive Resource for Data

One of the Library's new databases, Statista, provides access to a wide variety of quantitative data.

One of the Cheng Library’s newest electronic resources, Statista, provides access to a wide array of statistical facts, figures, data, and analyses. 

As its full title suggests, Statista, The Statistics Portal provides the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on a wide variety of subjects including media, business, finance, politics, and other areas of interest.  The data encompass more than one million statistics on 80,000 topics, including country data, industry analyses, reports, and forecasts. Statista also includes international facts, market data, and industry studies.

The customized search query provides quick access to a wide array of data from over 18,000 sources. The search results include a list of statistics, studies, and reports relating to the user’s request. 

The data sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, Statista provides information about the data source, release date, number of respondents, and other relevant details to facilitate verification. The data can easily be exported to Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint for analysis and incorporation into presentations.  Results can also be shared online.

One unique feature of Statista is the variety of types of statistical data provided.  These data include reports, forecasts, market insights and performance indicators of the most significant areas of the business economy.

  Listed below are brief descriptions of individual collections available in Statista.

  • Industries – Data and reports of twenty industrial sectors are covered in detail.
  • Industry Reports – Sixty industry reports provide clearly structured trends, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Dossiers – One thousand dossiers serve as research facilitators for users wishing to gain a rapid but inclusive introduction to a topic.
  • Studies Database – Numerous studies from market researchers, governmental institutions and businesses.  Sources include more than 600 industries and provide access to the most detailed information on an array of topics.
  • Forecasts – Statistical forecasts for a multitude of trends from a wide variety of sources.
  • Companies and Topics – Extensive marketing research including longitudinal trends on various measures pertaining to sales, revenue, income, customer satisfaction, consumption, and market share. 
  • Digital Market Outlook – Detailed market data for fifty digital economies worldwide.

Statista may be accessed from the “Articles & Databases” tab of the Library’s website.

We invite you to try Statista and explore its potential usefulness for your research. Please contact Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian, ( if you would like more information about Statista, The Statistics Portal.



February 06, 2017