Dataset description and subject
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Demand Supply Databases contain data broken down by country, industry and year for on the following variables:
- domestic output (refers to the domestic output produced by the establishments covered by annual industrial surveys. It is measured as census output in most cases)
- imports from the world (valued at c.i.f. prices. For several countries these include imports for re-exports)
- exports to the world (valued at f.o.b. prices. For several countries these include re-exports)
- apparent consumption (output + imports - exports)
- imports from industrialized countries
- imports from developing countries
- exports to industrialized countries
- exports to developing countries
All the variables are measured in current US dollars. UNIDO converts from national currency into current U.S. dollars using the average period exchange rates as given in the IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS) under series rf.
The databanks are built around the International Standard Industries Classification (ISIC) code system, which classifies industry broadly along product lines (such as food, textiles, iron and steel). The Demand Supply Data are produced at the most detailed 4-digit level of ISIC.
UNIDO produces two versions of the Demand Supply Database. One is based on the 1968 Revision 2 of the code and the other is based on the 1989 Revision 3 of the code.
Some countries report data for more than one ISIC sector combined. For example, Zambia reports data for beverages and tobacco together as a single sector. This is indicated in the database by a footnote number in brackets in the data cell. The footnote below the Beyond 20/20 table gives the corresponding ISIC combination code. For further details of the ISIC code, see our ESDS International ISIC Guide.
Four major sources have been used in compiling and cleaning the data contained in the UNIDO database. First, industry data reported in country questionnaires are included. National publications for industrial censuses, annual surveys and input-output tables are the second. Thirdly, international sources, both published and unpublished, have been used. Finally, a fourth source has been national data compiled by statisticians engaged by UNIDO to work in specific countries. Furthermore, the data have been supplemented with UNIDO estimates.
Data for OECD member countries are collected by OECD through OECD/UNIDO joint country questionnaires and provided to UNIDO for inclusion in the database.
UNIDO on Beyond 20/20
ESDS International's delivery software is Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server. UNIDO data has been loaded with the following footnote and missing value information:
Both '-' and '...' indicate that no data is available.
Numbered footnotes are displayed in brackets within data cells in the Beyond 20/20 web interface. The key at the bottom of the report identifies which ISIC combination code the footnote refers to. For example, in the Industrial Demand-Supply Balance Database 4-digit level Revision 2 a data cell shown with (41) refers to combination code 3319C. The ISIC Combination codes at the 4-digit level, Revision 2 list can be used to identify which ISIC codes make up the combination code, i.e. 3319A - 3319 3320. The industries which make up this combination code can then be checked using the ISIC classifications at the 4-digit level, Revisions 2 and 3 list, i.e. 3319 - Manufacture of wood and cork products not classified elsewhere and 3320 - Manufacture of furniture and fixtures, except primarily of metal.
Our ESDS International ISIC Guide gives more information about the ISIC code.
ESDS International provides tables containing the ISIC classifications at the 4-digit level, Revisions 2 and 3 , ISIC combinations at the 4-digit level, Revision 2 and the 3 and 4-digit level, Revision 3.
The UNIDO Industrial Statistics pages contain an overview of the databases and related publications.
The UNIDO Industrial Statistics hosted by ESDS International are delivered via Beyond 20/20 WDS. A worked example using Beyond 20/20 WDS with UNIDO data has been developed.
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Accessing the UNIDO Industrial Demand Supply Balance Databases
To access the ESDS International macro-economic datasets you must be a user from a UK higher or further education institution. We cannot provide data to users outside of this community due to the data re-distribution license agreements we have with our data providers. If you are a member of a UK higher or further education institution access to the macro-economic datasets is provided free of charge.
Access to data requires ESDS registration and uses the federated access management authentication system. Registration is a simple online process - go to the How to Register web page at www.esds.ac.uk/aandp/access/access.asp to begin the process.
Once you have registered with ESDS and attempt to access one of the macro-economic datasets, you will automatically be prompted to agree to additional dataset specific conditions if they apply.
Countries in the UNIDO Industrial Demand Supply Balance Databases
- 81 countries and areas worldwide are included in the Industrial Demand Supply Balance Database, 4-digit level of ISIC Code, Revision 2
- 73 countries and areas worldwide are included in the Industrial Demand Supply Balance Database, 4-digit level of ISIC Code, Revision 3
|ISIC Revision 2 countries
||ISIC Revision 3 countries
China, HongKong SAR
China, Macao SAR
Ethiopia and Eritrea
Trinidad and Tobago
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Iran, (Islamic Republic of)
Korea, Republic of
Republic of Moldova
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
Periodicity and Time Range
The UNIDO Demand Supply Balance Database contains annual time series data for the period 1981 onwards for ISIC Revision 2, and 1990 onwards for ISIC Revision 3. Coverage varies country to country.
The UNIDO Demand Supply Databases at ESDS International are updated annually. See the latest data update page for the further information.