Statista Image Download Problem Fixed

17 03 2017

Statista was able to fix the problem we were seeing with attempts to download graphics (and PDFs) for items found in searches.

Problem with Statista [UPDATED]

13 03 2017

UPDATE 17 March 2017: The problem reported below has been fixed.

Although we can access content in Statista with no problems, if you try to download a graphic for an item, you’ll get a weird page that won’t give you what you wanted (a PNG file of the chart). Here is a screenshot of the interface showing where the problematic download graphic function is and a screenshot of the page you get once  you click the button.

Location of download graphic buttons in Statista

Location of download graphic buttons in Statista


Error page in Statista you see after trying to download graphics

Error page in Statista you see after trying to download graphics

I’ve contacted support at Statista and will report back here as soon as this problem is fixed.

Statista Content Is Accessible Again

24 10 2016

The problem reported earlier today regarding Statista content being inaccessible has been fixed.

Problem Accessing Statista Content (UPDATED)

24 10 2016

UPDATED 24 Oct. 2016 3:00 pm (see below)

We’re working with Statista to find out why you can’t see any charts or graphs for items you find in Statista. I’ve added a note next to the database listing indicating that the database is currently unavailable.

UPDATE: The problem has been fixed. All content we’re licensed to view is accessible again.

Statista is working

14 08 2014

Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties.

Statista unavailable

14 08 2014

They are doing site maintenance. It should be back up shortly.

Statista: working again

17 12 2013

Please let me know if you still encounter problems.

Statista not available

16 12 2013

Due to technical difficulties from the vendor site, Statista is currently not available.

Federal Government Shutdown Cuts Access to Data

1 10 2013

Thanks to the ineptitude of our federal government, many public datasets have ceased to be available until further notice. These are just a few that we use pretty heavily, but it’s likely that access to data from many agencies will be effected:

  • The Census – their website and the American Factfinder are ENTIRELY UNAVAILABLE (see this notice)
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics – their website is still up but it (and their datasets) will not be updated
  • The SEC – EDGAR is still up and running, as the SEC funds many of its programs through license and user fees.

For alternatives to the Census you can steer students to the NYC Dept City Planning for local data and to our databases (Social Explorer, Infoshare, Statista) and the NHGIS for local or national data.

New Database – Statista

23 10 2012

Statista is a portal for business, government and demographic statistics and reports.  What sets this database apart from others is that it features data as infographics, samples of which can be seen at their free “Chart of the Day.” All graphs/tables can be downloaded, saved or e-mailed.

Statista gathers statistical information from over 10,000 different sources in 23 major industry sectors. Their sources include reports from market researchers, trade and scientific organizations, and government sources.  Some sources come free from the web like World Bank data and reports from the EIA and FCC and other federal agencies. Others are subscription-based sources like Gartner, IDC, and ComScore. Reports from accounting firms Deloitte and PwC are included as are analyst reports from Credit Suisse, Jeffries, Deutsche Bank and others.

Geographic coverage is worldwide with excellent resources covering the U.S. and Europe (Statista is based in Germany) and expanding content for Asia and Latin America especially Brazil, India, and China.

Statista also aggregates data from multiple sources in company and industry Dossiers.  These are lengthy reports (some are 70 or more pages) in PPT and are free for download. They cover both U.S. and international companies and markets. Have a look at the company dossier on Apple  or the industry dossier on Beer Production and Distribution for example.

All graphs/tables come with “Reading Support” that explains the numbers, cites the source, and links directly to the source where available. Data can be downloaded to Excel, in JPG format or as a Powerpoint.

The big Goggle-like search box works well. Search results can be filtered by region or type of data (for example, rankings, forecasts or time series). Results can be sorted by date or by relevance. Browsing by category or keyword is available by clicking on the “Markets” tab. Opening up a “Category” will give direct access to data and reports on that industry category as well as a search box for searching within that category.

I’d especially recommend this database for students doing industry research because of its wide coverage of specialized industry research sources.