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How many times you felt like you are lost in an overloaded data world? We bet a lot. So many different sources from all around the world publish their datasets on a regular basis: monthly, quarterly, annually and so on. That's just confusing. We thought the situation over and created Data Bulletin - a handy service that can turn into your ultimate news source on data publications.

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We just start working on Data Bulletin, though it's already receiving positive feedback. In the future we are planning to improve it and make it even more interesting and comfortable for your use (like you'll be able to choose what updates you want to receive and select exact topics of your interest or sources). Stay tuned! 

And please find below some latest data releases and updated datasets for the past week.

Production, Trade and Use of Steel Across the World

Being first produced in 200 BC and first put on mass production in 1850s steel nowadays is arguably the most important material used in engineering and construction throughout the world. Being an alloy of iron and carbon, steel accounts for over 3500 various grades with different chemical, environmental and physical properties, 75% of which have been created in the past 2 decades.

As of 2012, it was produced 1,545 million tons of crude steel in the World with China being an absolute leader accounting for about a half of world's crude steel production, according to the data provided by World Steel Association.

Transportation

As stated in the ITF Transport Outlook 2013, published by International Transport Forum, at the current stage of global economic development value chains based on reliable and relatively low-cost transport networks are key to sustainable economic growth.

That is why, it could be said, that transportation contributes to economic growth, first of all, by boosting inbound and international trade flows through roads, railways, air and marine routes.

Level of Education Across The World By 2050

Present dashboard is aimed at providing comprehensive visual analysis of the dataset developed on the basis of the research "Projection of populations by level of educational attainment, age, and sex for 120 countries for 2005-2050" (Samir KC et al., 2010) (http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol22/15/22-15.pdf).

The full dataset is available through the link below.

Tourism

Along with its cultural, leisure and recreational functions tourism contributes significantly (both directly and indirectly) to the world's economy and employment. It contributes to GDP even more than the automotive industry in all the regions throughout the globe: three times as much in Americas and two times as much in Europe, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's 2013 research.

Concerning employment, 102 million of persons worldwide, or 3.3% of the world's total employed population, were involved directly in travel and tourism industry in 2013, which is almost as much as the population of Mexico.

Survey of Mining Companies, 2012/2013

The Policy Potential Index (PPI) is a composite index, measuring the overall policy attractiveness of the 96 jurisdictions in the survey. The index is composed of survey responses to 15 policy factors that affect investment decisions. The PPI is normalized to a maximum score of 100.

Finland had the highest PPI score of 95.5. Along with Finland, the top 10 ranked jurisdictions are Sweden, Alberta, New Brunswick, Wyoming, Ireland, Nevada, Yukon, Utah, and Norway. All were in the top 10 last year except for Utah and Norway.

Access to mobile subscriptions in Africa

Mobile subscription in Ethiopia have gone up 15 times in last 5 years.

Eritrea has less than 6 people per 100 who have acces to mobile subscriptions as compared to 185+ in Gabon.

80% of countries in Africa are below the average mobile subscriptions in the World.

In last 5 years the mobile subscriptions increased 100% across the World, 200% in Sub-Saharan Africa and increased 350% in South Asia.