Launch of new indicator collections and the December update


We are happy to announce the launch of two new indicator collections at Nordic Statistics!

As of December 20th, two new cross-sectional indicator collections can be found at Nordic Statistics – indicators for Children and Young People and a dashboard, Current economic state, with key economic variables updated monthly or quarterly.   

Children and Young People

To facilitate the follow-up of the Nordic Council of Ministers vision - “The Nordic Region must be the best place in the world for children and young people” - a new cross-sectional set of indicators has been added to the Nordic Statistics Database. It covers information on status and development in terms of demography, physical health, mental health, family and living conditions, education and skills, working life, as well as leisure and culture. The indicators can be found here: 

Current Economic State

The Current Economic State dashboard offers both monthly and quarterly updates on economic key variables. Provided as a tool of tracking economic development, it includes statistics on GDP, government balance, trade and employment. Altogether, nine indicators are presented, providing a comprehensive view of the current economic state. The dashboard can be found here: 

To make navigation easier, you will now find all cross-sectional indicator sets under Indicators in the menu at In addition to the two new indicator sets already mentioned, two other existing sets of indicators have been moved here – Indicators for our Vision 2030 and Gender Equality Indicators. The collection of indicators can be found here: 

The database has also been updated for the last time this year. Next update is scheduled for February 2024.


Nordic Statistics is a collection of comparative Nordic statistics initiated and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers since the mid-1960s.

The database is normally updated ten times every year. Following the European Statistics Code of Practice [1], the aim is for the statistics to be relevant, accurate and reliable, timely, coherent, comparable across countries, and readily accessible by users.