These statistics are generated weekly on all the curated published structures and do not include structures undergoing enhancements. A daily update on the total number of (unique)  structures is shown on the front page of the website. The website counter is run daily and includes a small proportion of structures that have undergone our automated processes and checks but not our manual curation and so will be higher than the figure available on this page. The number of CSD entries on this page is a slightly larger value, as each CSD entry corresponds to a published reference to a dataset.

CSD Growth

Number of Curated Entries in CSD


Unique Curated Structures in CSD


Unique Author Names


Unique Publications

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General CSD Statistics

Weekly Statistics

Our weekly statistics let you find out more about the data in the CSD. They include things like the number of polymorphic families and melting points in the CSD and which journals and authors are publishing the most data.

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The Chemistry of the CSD

Elements in the CSD

Ever wondered what elements are in the CSD? Take a look at our blog detailing the distribution and occurrence of elements in the CSD and find out about our IYPT in Crystals project.

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CSD in numbers

Download our poster examining some of the key facts and figures derived from the data within the CSD including number of entries, structures statistics, geography of deposition and authors and much more.

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Annual CSD Statistics

The CSD is Growing!

Every year we generate a range of annual statistics based on the CSD. These show how the database is evolving, who our top authors are and provide some insights into the direction small molecule structural chemistry is headed.

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CSD Communications

The number of structures published directly through the CSD is growing! You can now see the growth and browse these structures using our CSD Communications archive.

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