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Management: data & statistics

Library support for School of Management staff and students

Find Data & Statistics

Whether you want to locate a whole dataset or you just need a few statistics to illustrate a point, the following resources are useful and authoritative sources:

Type of data Database
Choosing a resource by data type:
Company data: UK & Ireland FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy
Mergers & Acquisitions; Deals; IPOs: global Zephyr
Financial data for banks and other financial institutions SNL Financial
Economics, Equities, Stock & Bond Market Indices, Exchange rates, Interest rates: global Datastream

Economic & Financial data: global

UK government survey data

UK Data Service

All topics (Economy; Business, Industry & Trade; Employment & Labour Market; Health; Education; Population; Welfare): United Kingdom

Office for National Statistics:

All topics: Europe Eurostat
Industry & Country data for market research data (market sizes, market segmentation, market share, forecasts, compound annual growth rates: global Mintel Market Sizes


Why use FAME?


  • FAME has financial data on 180,000 large UK & Irish companies, with turnover of £1.5 million and more.
  • Balance sheet, Profit & Loss, Financial ratios and much more
  • Includes active & dormant companies.
  • In-built analysis tools.
  • Covers last 10 years.
  • Updated daily.

FAME enables the user to:

  • Search for a single UK or Irish company by name and retreive the full financial report (balance sheet) and export it to Excel as a saved file.
  • Search for companies by a combination of various criteria such as location, size or industry sector.
  • Compare a company with 9 others in it's peer group (a peer group is defined by size, industry and annual turnover).
  • Analyze data using various methods: segmentation analysis, aggregation analysis, concentration analysis, linear regression and statistical distribution.

Help with FAME:

Why use Zephyr?

  • Data on Mergers & Aquisitions, IPOs, private equity and venture capital deals.
  • Information on around 1.4 million deals and rumours.
  • Updated hourly
  • Trusted data from Bureau Van Dijk, financial data experts.

What can I do?

  • Search by hundreds of criteria.
  • Do a detailed analysis on a set of deals.
  • Create graphs.
  • Set up alerts so you are alerted when  there are new deals.

Help with Zephyr:

  • Quick 2 page guide here.
  • More advanced help from the supplier, Bureau Van Dijk: log into Zephyr and click on Help> Zephyr Help.
  • You Tube video created by the Winspear Business Library at the University of Alberta - this video offers a useful overview but as a SU user you should access Zephyr via Swansea's website, not via University of Alberta's website.
  • Email your Swansea University library team for the School of Management on 

What's in Datastream?

  • Current and historical global financial and economic information - over one billion data items
  • 140 countries
  • 60 markets
  • Up to 50 years of data

Some of the data series...

  • Equities
  • Stock and bond market indices
  • Company accounts
  • International macroeconomics
  • Bonds
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • Interest rates
  • Commodities and derivatives


  • Data available from 1965-present (but it varies according to country, company and data series).
  • Updated continuously.

Advice and guidance



Datastream can only be accessed on campus.

It can be accessed from Open Access PCs. Login to a PC then follow the precise instructions in the guide below.

Why use SNL Financial?

  • SNL Financial provides financial data for over 50,000 banks and financial institutions
  • Global coverage
  • Create alerts
  • News and reports about relevant companies and markets
  • In-built analysis tools

Why use UK Data Service?

  • It is the UK's largest collection of economic and social science datasets, free to access for UK Higher Education users.
  • A trusted source of official and academic data.
  • Includes both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Includes data from large-scale UK annual surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey, the Living Costs and Food Survey, Family Expenditure Survey, the National Travel Survey and Living in Wales Survey, plus more...
  • Includes international macrodata from international organizations such as the IMF, OECD and World Bank and more...
  • UK Census data from 1971 onwards to 2011. More...
  • Qualitative and Mixed methods research data, for example Retail Competition and Consumer Choice and more...

Help using the UK Data Service

ONS is the official UK statistics site for finding statistics on health, education, social issues, economics, commerce and labour and all government policy areas, including Census 2011.

Help with the ONS website:

The School of Management offers access to the following expert financial databases.

Please ask for support in the School of Management.





geography & time period

Compustat: Research Insight North America

Brochure overview & datalist.

Getting started guide from S&P


Available on one PC only (PC 7201) in School of Management Room 257. (NB. Only available to SoM staff and Post Grad students).

Data from S & P

Balance sheets

Financial ratios & Growth rates

Float shares

Financial Services


United States



Guides available on Blackboard

Bloomberg: getting started.

Bloomberg: getting started for students


Available on one PC only (PC 7430) in School of Management Room 257. (NB. Only available to SoM staff and Post Grad students).

News and data on:-

  • company accounts and ratios
  • management biographies
  • analysts reports and recommendations
  • company and financial news
  • stock prices
  • equity indices
  • bonds
  • treasury bills
  • exchange rates
  • commodities


20 years


Guides available on Blackboard


Available on 100 PCs in the SoM building.



  • Stock, Funds, Bonds & Derivatives markets
  • Listed companies
  • Economics
  • Industry research
  • Money markets




1990- present


General guide to statistical sources

Guide to statistics about Wales (StatsWales)

Guide to the UK Census data



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