Eleven groups of results on activities of 210Pb from IAEA（International Atomic Energy Agency）for international comparison were analyzed to discuss the difference between two methods for 210Pb analysis: alpha and gamma spectrometry techniques. Consistence of the results by two techniques was discussed through linear regression analysis; consistence of the results by the same technique among different laboratories was also discussed; their availabilities and utilization ratios were compared, and then factors that influenced consistence and availabilities were discussed. Results showed that, there was a good agreement and strong linear correlation in the average results using two different techniques; however, there was significant difference among laboratories even using the same technique. Relatively, availability of results using alpha technique was higher than that of gamma spectrometry technique, but laboratories using gamma techniques were increasing annually. Low activity of 210Pb would affect consistence among laboratories negatively, especially for gamma techniques. Therefore, it was suggested that laboratory quality controls should be enhanced and comparisons among international and national laboratories should be put in an important place in order to improve the analysis quality of 210Pb and comparability among laboratories.