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R tools to access open data from Eurostat. Data search, download, manipulation and visualization.


To install the CRAN release version, use:


For the latest github development version, use:


Using the package

The R Journal manuscript provides a generic overview of the package functionality. Various tutorials are available and provide more detailed demonstrations of package functionality. In particular, check the following online resources:


Check the Github page for source code.

Contributions are very welcome:


Kindly cite this work as follows: Leo Lahti, Przemyslaw Biecek, Markus Kainu and Janne Huovari. Retrieval and analysis of Eurostat open data with the eurostat package. R Journal 2017 (manuscript). R package version 3.1.100093. URL:

We are greatful to all contributors, including Joona Lehtomäki, Francois Briatte, and Oliver Reiter, and for the Eurostat open data portal! This project is part of rOpenGov.


This package is in no way officially related to or endorsed by Eurostat.