Covid-19 statistical resources

(last update: July 2023)

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)

ADB COVID-19 Policy Database

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

Potential economic impact of Covid-19-related school closure

Supporting Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia

How Asia's Small Businesses Survived a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey Evidence

COVID-19 and the Future of Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Informal Services in Asian Cities: Lessons for Urban Planning and Management from the COVID-19 Pandemic

BIS (Bank for International Settlements)

Post-pandemic landscape for central bank statistics

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?

A global database on central banks' monetary responses to Covid-19

Covid-19 policy measures to support bank lending

Housing market risks in the wake of the pandemic

BCBS Newsletter on Covid-19 related credit risk issues

CCSA (Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities)

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

FSB (Financial Stability Board)

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

IMF (International Monetary Fund)

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

Has COVID-19 Induced Labor Market Mismatch? Evidence from the US and the UK

ISI (International Statistical Institute) Covid-19 Resources
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic

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

The COVID-19 crisis and banking system resilience

Exploitative pricing in the time of COVID

Statistical, Economic and Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)

International Tourism in the OIC Countries 2022: Prospects and Challenges amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Socio-Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in OIC Countries

United Nations

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

Statistics · Covid-19 response

Statistics · UN Covid-19 Data Hub

Innovation to address data demands for statistical analysis in times of crisis


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 Observatory in Latin America and the Carribean
(Asia and the Pacific)
Surveys under Lockdown; a pandemic lesson
(UN Inter Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts)

National Accounts Statistics Continuity

Compilation of National Accounts in times of COVID-19

Statistics Department (World Tourism Organization)

Conceptual guidance on tourism statistics in the COVID-19 context

COVID-19 and world trade

World Bank

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

COVID-19 Household Monitoring Dashboard

COVID-19 Business Pulse Survey Dashboard

What Has Been the Impact of COVID-19 on Debt?

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

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Summary of findings COVID-19 surveys: Financial impact of the pandemic on Canadians

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

Publications on Coronavirus

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 supply disruptions on exporters in global value chains

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

Final report on the European instrument for Temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) following the COVID-19

National Fiscal Frameworks during COVID-19: Weathering the Storm, Challenges Ahead

The Sectoral Nature of the COVID-19 Shock: A Novel Approach to Quantifying its Economic Impact

Economic Adjustment in the Euro Area and the United States during the COVID-19 Crisis

Covid-19 and European statistics

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

Comparing the Macroeconomic Policy Measures across the G20. The Crisis Response is a Long-Term Marathon

Making Sense of Post COVID-19 Labour Market Developments in the EU

Potential Liquidity Stress in Sweden during the Pandemic

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

An assessment of online consumption trends in Japan during the Covid-19 pandemic

Japan NSO (Statistics Bureau of Japan) Implementation of Regular Surveys Taking into Consideration Countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Central Bank of Kenya How has COVID-19 impacted micro firms?
Bank of Portugal Follow the impact of Covid-19 on the Portuguese economy > Impact on companies and general government statistics
National Bank of Romania A technical toolkit to monitor a pandemic outbreak from a central bank perspective
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

Swiss National Bank

COVID-19, financial markets and digital transformation

Bank of England

The impact of Covid on machine learning and data science in UK banking

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

Voluntary Application: Demonstrating the value of the COVID-19 Dashboard through the Code of Practice for Statistics

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest After COVID-19

Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest: Past, Present, and Future

Policy Actions in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

U.S. Census Bureau

Household Pulse Survey Data Tables


Apple Mobility Trends Provision of Covid-19 mobility trends reports discontinued since April 2022.
BROOKINGS (The Hamilton Project) 11 Facts on the Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Central Banking Covid-19 policy-making and the need for high-speed data
European University Institute (EUI) Socio-economic Data on COVID-19
Google Trends Coronavirus Search Trends
IIF Institute of International Finance COVID-19 Regulatory measures
International Banking Library hosted by
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Covid-19 Data
Mc Kinsey The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment
NBER Central Bank Swap Arrangements in the COVID-19 Crisis