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Suggested resources and tips for finding statistics for Hong Kong and for overseas.

Library collection

The Library has historical and current statistics covering many countries, available in print and on the Web. The most recent statistics are generally available on the Web.

Search the CityU LibraryFind to see what statistics are available in the Library's collection.

Search the Library's databases below.

Countries worldwide

Selected countries and geographic regions


If you are only interested in official statistics for a particular country, it is often simpler to refer to the relevant government websites. Statistics are generally available for all level of governments (state, province, local) but the amount available will vary for each country.

For example:

Regional statistics, try the following:

Quick FactBooks


A yearbook provides an annual report or summary of statistics or facts. Many governments and large organizations release a yearbook. In general, these are available on the Web.