European regional data

The European regional database is now available free of charge from the territorial dashboard of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (ISPRA) and can be downloaded in csv format.

About the European regional database

This database, previously maintained by Cambridge Econometrics over many years, is a wide-ranging, sub-national, pan-EU database of economic indicators, providing a complete and consistent, historical time series of data starting in 1980.

With regional (NUTS 2 and 3) and sectoral disaggregation, it offers a unique database relevant to academic, policy and trend analysis.

It is particularly useful for analysing historical regional trends across Europe, through econometric regression modelling or regional analysis.

Researchers have used this data in analysis published in high-impact academic journals such as research policy, applied economics and regional studies.

The database includes the following sectoral disaggregation:

  • GVA (by 6 sectors)
  • Employment (by 6 sectors)
  • GDP
  • Hours Worked (by 6 sectors)
  • Compensation of employees (by 6 sectors)
  • Gross fixed capital formation (by 6 sectors)
  • Population
  • Active population

It is consistent with NACE Rev. 2 sectoral definitions, namely:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Industry (excluding Construction)
  • Construction
  • Wholesale, Retail, Transport, Accommodation & Food Services, Information and Communication
  • Financial & Business Services
  • Non-market Services

For further information

If you have any questions relating to these data or future updates, please contact The technical note contains information about how the database is constructed.