Economics & Statistics – International/Statistics

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics 

Note: Includes balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) data of individual countries, jurisdictions, and other reporting entities, and regional and world totals for major components of the balance of payments.Balance of payments data are available for approximately 204 economies and international investment position data are available for approximately 143 economies. Data available starting in 2005 for my IMF members. Varies by economy.

Direction of Trade Statistics

Note: Time series data from 1980-present detailing the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. Includes total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group levels. The database contains approximately 100,000 time series covering more than 190 countries and areas.

EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

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.

IMF eLibrary data

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.  Use the Query Builder to search for country data.

International Financial Statistics (IFS)

Note: International Financial Statistics (IFS) from the International Monetary Fund includes data on exchange rates, international interest rates, prices, production and international transactions (including balance of payments) as well as individual country government, finance and national account data for individual countries.

Note: An index of social, demographic, and economic statistics published by the U.S. government, the U.N. and other international governmental organizations, as well as US state governments, and US private nonprofit and commercial associations and organizations.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: Reviews of member countries’ economies and select non-member countries. Eighteen surveys issued a year. Solid analysis of developments in subject country, reports on topics of current interest, extensive statistical data.

U.S. Census
Provides data in 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.

Overview of the 2007 Economic Census data
Search by keyword in the industry search box to obtain the related NAICS code and industry data.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The simplest and most authoritative source for Population and Economic statistics.
The 2012 edition is at the Reference Desk.

U.S. Census – International Data Base (IDB)
Statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 228 countries and areas of the world. Contains total population aggregation and summary demographic data. Data includes migration, marital status, literacy, labor force, income, ethnicity. 1950 to present with projections to 2050.

World Bank Databases

Description: "Even though Global Development Finance (GDF) is no longer listed in the WDI (World Development Indicators) database name and bulk download file names, all external debt and financial flows data continue to be included in WDI. The GDF publication, formerly Word debt tables, has been renamed International Debt Statistics (IDS). The Global Development Finance (GDF) is a comprehensive overview of development. It is the statistical benchmark that helps measure the progress of development. It focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries."

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.

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