Category Archives: 2012

Surfing to .. Portugal

What a delight to go to a home page through a Google search of ‘Official Statistics Portugal’ and to have the first entry returned as the Home page – in English – of the National Statistical Institute of Portugal (www.ine.pt … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Sweden

The Swedish Home page (http://www.scb.se/default____2154.aspx ) is like few others! It is a fixed width page and the content easily fits within one screen depth. All navigation is basically either in the top navigation of within each of the stories/key … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Malaysia

It is some 7 years since I have reviewed the site for official statistics at the Department of Statistics in Malaysia (http://www.statistics.gov.my/). Searching for official statistics Malaysia in Google brought the link for the site to the top. The first … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Bulgaria

Just having returned from Bosnia and Herzegovina, I looked for a country nearby that used a Cyrillic script and decided to visit Bulgaria. The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria (http://www.nsi.bg/indexen.php ) was the first link provided by a Google search … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Estonia

I have only surfed once to one of the Baltic States: Estonia in 2002. I remember the publications produced by Statistics Estonia as some of the better ones in years gone by so I thought we should start there (http://www.stat.ee/en). … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Ireland

The site of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Ireland (www.cso.ie ) is a fixed width Home page which excels in clarity. The main issue I have with it is that it is slightly too long and runs of the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Belgium

It is six years since I last reviewed the website of Statistics Belgium. The first thing one notices is the very long link (http://statbel.fgov.be/en/statistics/figures/ ) to the English Home page; the second is the apology for not having much in … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Finland

In reviewing the sites I had visited in the last two years, I realised that I had not visited that of Statistics Finland (www.stat.fi/index_en.html) since January 2011. This site was always one I considered to be of the best – … Continue reading

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Sufing to .. Spain

This week in Newport we are experiencing weather similar to that in Spain – significantly higher temperatures than usual. So I decided to surf over to the Institute of National Statistics of Spain (http://www.ine.es/en/welcome_en.htm). The first impression is that the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Malawi

It is over a decade since I assisted with the creation of the website of the National Statistics Office of Malawi. The current site (http://www.nso.malawi.net/) bears no resemblance to the original – and that is just one indication of the … Continue reading

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