Eurostat launches new section gathering statistics and data on impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine

This week, Eurostat has launched a new dedicated section on its website gathering statistics and data on the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The new section aims to respond to the demands for information arising from the war, providing insights into the current large-scale movements of people, the disruption of international trade and energy, as well as of food supply chains. The new section is organised into three main topics: population and migration, energy and economy, trade and agriculture. For each of them, Eurostat’s latest releases are included together with data visualisations, infographics, as well as links to more in-depth datasets and selected tables. Among others, the portal presents available statistics on annual and monthly developments in the number of asylum applicants in the EU, children in migration or residence permits. It also comes with data on EU agricultural markets affected by the war, as well as imports, exports and trade balance between the EU and Ukraine. For the energy domain, Eurostat also provides access to its Energy portal, with a range of interactive visualisations on energy prices, flows, trade and balances, along with other indicators which can be easily customised to explore the information by country or for the EU. In the light of the impact of the war on the collecting and processing of data, Eurostat also stands ready to provide practical guidance for official statisticians on the issues triggered by the war. The ‘Support to statisticians’ section gathers new guidelines and methodological notes and will be regularly updated as new guidelines are developed.