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Country Information

Country Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select Country Reports from Publications column on the right.


CIA World Factbook

Provides CIA data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Covers a range of topics including economics, politics, geography and foreign relations.

Note: The EIU database provides access to the Economist Intelligence Unit Publications such as the Country Reports. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

Note: Includes OECD Economic Surveys, Country Reports and Tables.


Country Data Sources

Note: Provides access to EIU publications including Country Profiles and Country Reports. These reports include economic indicators and data that can be downloaded into Excel.


Note: Approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries starting in 1948. Includes exchange rates, Fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators.


Proquest Statistical Insight

Note: Proquest Statistical Insight provides: Tables selected from hundreds of US government and business reports, from 1999 to the present. U.S. Federal statistical publications. Coverage from 1973. Full text from 2004. International statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. Coverage from 1983. Full text from 2007. U.S. State government, business, and research institute statistical publications. Coverage from 1980. Full text from 2007. Statistical datasets from government and private sector sources.

U.S. Census

Provides data on industry, business, trade, transportation, population, and housing. Subject index is helpful in locating specific charts.

American Fact Finder

Demographic and economic statistics by county, city, town.

Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

The Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in: enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.

U.S. Census Bureau Industry Statistics Portal

This application provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.  Once you are on the industry page, click on Economic Data in AFF (American Fact Finder)  to view the list of industry data available through the Economic Census.  Click on the 2007 data year to access the Economic Census data series that can be downloaded into Excel.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2014

The simplest and most authoritative source for Population and Economic statistics. The latest copy is at the Pardee Services Desk on the Reserve-Reference (High Use) shelves.


World Bank Databases

Global Development Finance (GDF)

More than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 135 countries that report public and publicly guaranteed debt to the WBDRS. Data is from 1970 to 2015, where available.

World Development Indicators (WDI)

Includes more than 900 indicators in over 80 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.

See International Business Research Guide for additional country resources.