Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

Data Location,,


Since 2009 the Brazilian Federal Institute for Geography and Statistics realizes regular research about economic activity on a monthly base. Data is available for different economic activities and per state. Every ten years the institute realizes a demographic census. Data can be accessed via online services:, is presented in time series: or can be downloaded:

Statistics are also provided by the federal Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), many of which are reproduced from another source. Some series are regularly updated, others are not. Licensing information is similar to CC-BY, allowing copying and reuse but requiring attibution. So it should be considered open. Data is not linkable to, as the machine-readable versions (csv or Excel) require clicking an "export" button on the interface, and there is no direct access URL for the files.

Reviewer comments

Data are openly licensed in variety of formats, with open licensing.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   csv, tsv, xls
Reviewer   Zach Christensen
Submitters   Augusto Herrmann
Last modified   Mon Sep 28 2015 20:34:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)