Tuesday, 1 December 2015

On the first day of Christmas the library brought to me...

...the answers to all my data questions!

Introducing the newest addition to UEA Library: Statista
With Statista you can use one portal to discover more than 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources. This is great for all sort of applications from business need, context setting, industry research or just your own curiosity. 
For example, how are UK retailers feeling about the approach of Christmas?

Statistic: Retailers' attitudes towards the Christmas trading period in the United Kingdom in 2015 | Statista

and just how much is Christmas going to cost you?

Statistic: Price of typical Christmas grocery shopping basket, ranked by grocery retailer in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014 (in GBP) | Statista

There are also loads of other features to Statista, including industry reports, consumer insights, and opinion polls, all with the source data clearly detailed. They also make some pretty infographics which you can use to make an impact:

Infographic: Christmas Trees By The Numbers: Real vs Fake | Statista

Best of all, they make their statistics easily downloadable in a range of formats, such as being able to easily embed them in blogs like this one! Ho ho ho.

Get started searching at Statista now:


  1. Good God, if even the library doesn't know that the twelve days of Christmas start on the 25th December, what on earth is the world coming to? Please stop this misleading nonsense. It is destructive and confusing.

  2. Hi Catherine. Well, we were pushing our luck a little I admit, but of course we do know the 12 days of Christmas commence on the 25th December. However, we decided to take a little bit of artistic liberty, and create our own library season whilst the majority of students were here. I hope we can be forgiven. Perhaps next year we shall have 25 things and create an Advent Calendar instead...