Covid-19 statistical resources

This page collects the various statistical initiatives developed in response to the global Covid-19 outbreak and shares experiences, especially about the production, dissemination and use of official statistics. It includes various links to Covid-19 related statistical initiatives of interest to IFC members as well as information derived from IFC networks.

Covid-19 related webpages and documentation

International Institutions 

ADB (Asian Development Bank)

Green, Sustainability, and Social Bonds for COVID-19 Recovery: A Thematic Bonds Primer


Coronavirus (Covid-19) page

US dollar funding markets during the Covid-19 crisis - the international dimension

Dollar funding costs during the Covid-19 crisis through the lens of the FX swap market

Investors' risk attitudes in the pandemic and the stock market: new evidence based on internet searches

Identifying regions at risk with Google Trends: the impact of Covid-19 on US labour markets

Implications of Covid-19 for official statistics: a central banking perspective

Bonds and syndicated loans during the Covid-19 crisis: decoupled again?

CCSA (Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities)

How Covid-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective


Holistic Review of the March Market Turmoil

IAOS (International Association of Official Statistics) Official Statistics in the context of the Covid-19 crises
IEA (International Energy Agency)

Exploring the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on global energy markets, energy resilience, and climate change

ILO - Statistics

Covid-19 and the world of work

Covid-19 impact on the collection of labour market statistics


Special Series on Covid-19 - Statistical Issues

Ensuring Continuity in the Production of External Sector Statistics During the COVID-19 Lockdown

CPI Weights and COVID-19 Household Expenditure Patterns

Benchmarking and Rebasing National Accounts

COVID-19: How to Record Government Policy Interventions in Fiscal Statistics

The Value of Real-Time Data in the COVID Crisis – IMF F&D

ISI  Covid-19 Resources

Tackling coronavirus (Covid-19)

Issue Note 1. The OECD Weekly Tracker of activity based on Google Trends

OECD - PARIS21 Secretariat How PARIS21 is Supporting National Statistical Systems amid Covid-19
OECD Secretariat with participation of several IOs

Protected digital workspace for official statisticians

United Nations

Monitoring the state of statistical operations under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Statistics · Covid-19 response

Statistics · UN Covid-19 Data Hub


Compilation of CPI in times of COVID-19

Adapting household surveys to the situation of the pandemic (Working Paper Series on Statistics, Issue 6)

Measuring migration and remittances in UNECE countries during the pandemic (Working Paper Series on Statistics, Issue 7)

Quick assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa NSO operations
(Latin America & the Caribbean)
Covid-19 reports
(Asia and the Pacific)
Surveys under Lockdown; a pandemic lesson
(UN Inter Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts)
National Accounts Statistics Continuity
Statistics Department (World Tourism Organization)
Conceptual guidance on tourism statistics in the COVID-19 context
World Bank

The impact of COVID-19 on National Statistical Offices and the Future of Official Statistics

Understanding the Covid-19 pandemic through data

Central banks and NSOs 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Measuring the impacts of Covid-19

Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey

Classifying COVID-19 policy interventions in macroeconomic statistics

Bank of Canada

Using Payments Data to Nowcast Macroeconomic Variables During the Onset of COVID-19

Statistics Canada

The resilience and strength of the new housing market during the pandemic

Czech National Bank

High-frequency indicators of economic activity during the Covid-19 pandemic

Central Bank of Chile

The pandemic shock and the economic response: Evidence from Chilean firms - Box II.2 (see page 27)

Deutsche Bundesbank

New indicator provides timely picture of macroeconomic situation

Germany NSO (

Effects of the corona pandemic on the economy and business activity in Germany - Statistics related to COVID-19

European Central Bank (ECB)


ECB (SSM) / Banking Supervision

ECB communication to reporting agents on the collection of statistical information in the context of Covid-19

Assessing short-term economic developments in times of COVID-19

Supervisory reporting measures in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

IFRS 9 in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Eurostat / European Commission

Covid-19 and European statistics

Covid-19: support for statisticians > Guidelines and methodological notes

Bank of France

The impact of lockdowns on international trade

The differentiated impact of the crisis on companies' financial situation

Tracking the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic: the contribution of high-frequency indicators (PDF)

Measuring international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic

How firms are adapting to the lockdown: insights from text mining

How are the costs of adapting to Covid reflected in prices?

France NSO (INSEE)

How INSEE intends to carry out its missions in the coming weeks

"High-frequency" data are especially useful for economic forecasting in periods of devastating crisis

Central Bank of Ireland

Shining a light on sectoral spending behaviours through the most recent phases of the pandemic

Has demand for new loans changed during the COVID-19 crisis?

Irish company births and insolvent liquidations during the COVID-19 shock

Behind the Data > How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Daily Spending Patterns?

Covid-19 and the global labour market: Impact on job postings

Bank of Italy

Bank of Italy - Research and Analysis

Tracking economic growth during the Covid-19: a weekly indicator for Italy

Saving economic data from Covid-19

Bank of Japan Impact of Covid-19 on private consumption, using high-frequency data
Bank of Portugal Follow the impact of Covid-19 on the Portuguese economy > Impact on companies and general government statistics
Bank of Russia

Data of Sectoral Financial Flows as a High-Frequency Indicator of Economic Activity

Productivity and lending in the pandemic period

Market exits during pandemic

Assessing the consequences of the pandemic for the Russian economy through an Input-Output model
South African Reserve Bank

The impact of COVID-19 on economic statistics

Did the national lockdown distort the composite leading business cycle indicator

Methodological changes to the compilation of the consumer price index

Bank of Spain

Can news help measure economic sentiment? An application in Covid-19 times

The impact in Spain of the covid-19 crisis on the financial position of non-financial corporations in 2020: CBSO-based evidence

Bank of England Predicting Covid-19's impact on GDP: how can high-frequency data help us?
UK Office for National Statistics

Coronavirus: how people and businesses have adapted to lockdowns

Top tips for quality assuring urgent pieces of ad-hoc statistical analysis

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

What's Next for Forborne Borrowers? - Liberty Street Economics

Weekly Economic Index (WEI) - State of the US economy based on data available at a daily or weekly frequency

Economic Inequality and COVID-19

  • Series 6: The Labor Market in COVID-19
  • Series 5: The Racial and Income Gap in COVID-19
  • Series 4: COVID-19 and Credit Market Outcomes
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago  Tracking U.S. Consumers in Real Time with a New Weekly Index of Retail Trade
Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis COVID-19 Research Resources
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

BLS Covid-19 Questions and Answers

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food price indexes and data collection


Apple Mobility Trends Covid-19 mobility trends
Central Banking Covid-19 policy-making and the need for high-speed data
Google Trends Coronavirus search trends