Definition: Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)

International guidelines on statistical business registers

The SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange) initiative aims to develop and implement standards and guidelines for a more efficient transmission and dissemination of statistics, including both data and metadata. The SDMX initiative was launched in 2001 by Eurostat together with six other sponsors: the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Bank. SDMX currently consists of standard formats for data and reference metadata, together with architecture for data exchange, and content guidelines.
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Official webiste of the SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange) initiative, last consulted 1 March 2013
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