Democracy from Central Europe to Eurasia

Today we present the results of democracy development survey conducted in 29 countries of Central Europe and Eurasia by "Freedom House", the organization established in 1941 in the United States and aimed at the expansion of democracy across the world, as it is the best way to fight against totalitarian ideologies which still continue to prevail in several states.

The ratings presented are based on the scale of 1 to 7, with 1 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest. The 2013 ratings reflect the period January 1 through December 31, 2012. 

Treemap for space-filling visualization of hierarchies

Have you ever faced the situation, when none of the data visualization tools represented in Knoema was exactly appropriate to display hierarchical data in the way you needed? We thought that over and added treemap gadget.

Treemap gives the opportunity to see patterns that would be difficult to display in other ways and let users constrain available space efficiently so numerous indicators appear on the screen intelligibly at the same time.

Space Launch History

From time to time we hear messages about space vehicles launches and sometimes about unsuccessful attempts. The former and especially the latter ones are widely broadcasted through the TV and the Internet, being an exciting show for the viewers. We present not less exciting statistics on space launches on the underlying charts and tables.

As you can see from the first chart, total number of space launches decreased slightly in 2012 compared to 2011 breaking general upward tendency which has been lasting during last 9 years. The same picture is for the successful attempts: their share in total number of launches in 2012 keep on falling since 2010. However, 2013 seems more positive in this aspect: if tendency remains unchanged through the rest of the year, 2013 will be able to become the most successful year of the last decade.

Quality of Human Capital

Quality of human capital is a key contributor to increase of productivity and economic growth.

Out of 40 countries covered by WIOD database, South Korea has the largest share of high-skilled personnel in labor force (almost 50%). The share of high-skilled labor in other BRICS countries is much lower - 16% Brazil, 14%-Russia, 7%-India, 6.5%-China. Despite relatively low share of high-skilled workers, China has already outpaced United States in terms of total number of high-qualified personnel (50.4 vs 50.2 million people in 2009).

Give your fingers a rest, autocomplete is added to search

Knoema is getting more and more user friendly. As soon as we have massive data level and it increases day by day, we are working on improving our intelligent search. And today you can find data you are looking for even faster and easier with the help of search autocomplete.

Tax Rates Across the World

The charts and the map below describe tendencies in taxation practices across the world throughout the last  decade.

Perhaps the most crucial international trend is mounting importance of indirect taxes while corporate income tax rates are reduced in average.

The first statement is consistent with the govennments' need for increasing revenues meanwhile the second one is explained by the governments' intentions to attract investments. Moving towards indirect taxes means for the companies to encounter additional costs of achieving compliance with the tax law and of maintaining reputational risks at the moderate levels.

Import data from Google Drive to Knoema

There is no need now to be with your PC to be able to upload data to Knoema. We've added a new feature which allows you to import files straight from Google Drive. It is as easy and fast as nothing else.

Accepting the app
Click Upload data on a main page and then select Import from Google Drive.

The fastest way to explore finance of Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 app powered by Knoema now opens the world of the largest America's companies for you. You won't spend much time searching and learning data - now all the key financial indicators of Fortune 500 companies are available in a few clicks.