What are experimental statistics?

This new section intends to better respond to users' needs through innovation in statistical production. The section covers ongoing projects that are in some way innovative, whether through their information sources, statistical methods, study scope or way of disseminating the results.

The presented contents are considered to be experimental because they have not yet reached sufficient maturity in terms of the reliability, stability or quality of data, as to be included in official statistics. However, the available results are offered to users for their use and evaluation due to the relevance that these may have and as a means to improve the products themselves by seeking the views of the information's final recipients.

The dissemination of experimental statistics is part of the European Statistical System (ESS) strategy, with cooperation from different national statistical offices as well as Eurostat.

Available experimental statistics

Experimental Statistics Under Development

In the New projects section you can also review other experimental statistics under development:

  • Company Demographic Profile
    • Objective: obtain current information on the evolution of company demographics. Information will be provided on the quarterly demographics for employer companies and on the quarterly demographics for self-employed workers.
    • Date of diffusion: November 2020.
    • Technical project
  • Measurement of the Number of Tourist Dwellings in Spain and their Capacity
    • Objective: estimate the number of tourist housing accommodations in Spain, as well as their capacity.
    • Date of diffusion: December 2020.
    • Technical project
  • Distribution of the expenditure made by foreign visitors on Visits to Spain according to Destination Autonomous Community and Country of Residence
    • Objective: provide information on the actual destination expenditure made by foreign visitors on their visits to Spain for a greater disaggregation of countries of residence as well as a greater disaggregation of the destination autonomous communities.
    • Date of diffusion: Fourth Quarter 2020.
    • Technical project
  • Measurement of National and Inbound Tourism from the position of cell phones
    • Objective: perform and publish experimental statistics on the movements of resident and non-resident tourists with a higher level of geographical granularity than FRONTUR and ETR operations and with greater opportunity.
    • Date of diffusion: First Semester 2021.
    • Technical project

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