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  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)  Icon
    EIU Country Profiles and Reports provide objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Annual profiles are updated by quarterly reports.
  • Eurostat
    Eurostat is the statistical agency for the European Union. The site provides access to data (monthly, quarterly, and annual data) from 1960 onwards. Topics include: general statistics, regional statistics, economy and finance, agriculture and fisheries, environment and energy, population and social conditions, services and transport and intra- extra- EU trade statistics. Coverage is Europe.
    Multilingual statistical databases provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Topics include food and agricultural production and trade, fisheries, land use and irrigation, fertilizers and more. The comprehensive databases cover many countries over long periods of time.
  • IMF Statistical Databases
    The IMF Statistical Databases include International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Balance of Payments Statistics.

    Approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries starting in 1948.
  • International Trade Statistics
    Author: UNCTAD/WTO International Trade Centre
    These Reports provide comprehensive statistics on international trade (imports and exports) for 1250 product groups of the Harmonized Sytem nomenclature (HS revision 1 or 2 or 3) and for more than 200 countries or territories over the period 2001 to 2008.
    Date: 2001-2008
  • IPUMS-International
    IPUMS-International is an effort to inventory, preserve, harmonize, and disseminate census microdata from around the world. The project has collected the world's largest archive of publicly available census samples. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research. IPUMS-International makes these data available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system.
  • OECD iLibrary  Icon
    OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters.

    Coverage: 1998-present, plus retrospective statistical data
  • Penn World Table
    The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 188 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2004. The data in PWT displays a set of national accounts economic time series for the countries covered. Penn World Table is a project of the Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • UNdata
    UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.
  • World Bank Open Data
    The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog.

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