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Following the adoption of a free dissemination policy, European citizens now have free access to almost all the statistical data compiled and disseminated by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Communities.  Eurostat databases are available for free, and all statistical publications can be downloaded free-of-charge from the Eurostat website.


This open-access strategy has increased the number of users considerably, and has enhanced the visibility of the European Statistical System. The resulting effect of  this increased accessibility is that more users require support on various issues including:


  • Availability of data/publications
  • Verification and validation of data
  • Methodological issues
  • Technical support

 An EU-wide network of European Statistical Data Support (ESDS) centres has, as its main objective, the provision of support for users of European statistics. Users are offered guidance and help in finding the data they require.


Malta also forms part of the ESDS network, which operates from the External Cooperation and Communication unit within the NSO. Users who wish to make use of this service may:


  • contact us by phone at 25997219
  • pay a visit to the NSO Library

Our service hours are 0800-1600 hrs from Monday to Friday (1 October to 15 June); and from 0800-1300 hrs in summer. Eurostat eGovernment Survey Website Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 at time of deployment