Data vs statistics
Data are raw ingredients from which statistics are created. Statistics are useful when you just need a few numbers to support an argument, for example, degree holders earned an average of £12,000 a year more than non-graduates over the past decade - ONS. Statistics are usually presented in tables and charts. Statistical analysis can be performed on raw data to show relationships among the variables collected.
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Bloomberg features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics, a communications platform and current news reports.
For example, if you are focusing on an industry sector, once you have chosen an industry to view, use the Data Library to find STATISTICS:
The MONITOR section includes anaysis on the markets, stock prices as well News/Research which will lists Investment reports and News by INDUSTRY
Datastream is a historical financial numeric database that provides a range of charting and reporting tools that enable users to manipulate and display, or simply download data. The Microsoft Excel add-in enables users to search the Datastream database from inside Excel. This database includes worldwide equity coverage direct from the stock markets, comprehensive market indices, economics data direct from national government sources as well as the OECD and IMF, fixed income securities and associated indices, commodities and derivatives data.