Statistical Data Sources

Global | Region Specific

A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons: United States, Europe and Asia

The Chartbook is published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics with past editions on archive. The statistical indicators included in the comparisons are: gross domestic product, labor market, competitiveness in manufacturing, and consumer prices. Documents are available in HTM and PDF formats.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 4, 2014

Tags: Global

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

This site offers statistical data on bilateral trade exchanges between African trade organizations and the United States. The site also provides statistical data that is specific to trade between the United States and individual African countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Region Specific

Asian Development Bank Statistics

The Economics and Statistics section of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website provides information about international poverty, the environment, and general economic indicators.  Reports are available free online.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Region Specific

BP Statistical Review of World Energy

An annual review by BP, the site provides statistical data on energy trends worldwide. Information provided includes consumption, production, and prices and can be viewed by energy type, country, or by region. Reports are available for downloading and printing.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 12, 2014

Tags: Global

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is an organization dedicated to making information available to researchers, policy makers, and the general public. The site focuses on the changing relationship between human beings and the environment. It includes their own research and statistics, as well as a gateway to some of World Bank's data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

CEPII

The CEPII is a French research center in international economics. It provides research, studies, databases, and analysis on the world economy and its development. Registration is required to view most databases.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

DataMarket

DataMarket aggregates many data sources, such as the UN, Worldbank, and Eurostat, into one location. A search function allows the user to find information using keywords. Explore data, a tab at the top of the page, enables the user to find statistics for a specific country, industry, or data provider. Results listed come from a variety of sources and are illustrated by charts and graphs. Most information on the website requires a free membership, however some of it requires a paid subscription.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

European Commission Public Opinion

The Public Opinion sector of the European Commission offers surveys, studies, and reports addressing issues such as citizenship, social situation, culture, and the environment. The site contains a tool called The Eurobarameter which allows users to select from a list of over 50 questions dealing with issues and life, choose a region/country, and select a time period. Results are then displayed in a graph or table.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Region Specific , European Union , Trade Bloc

Eurostat

The Statistical Office of the European Commission web site includes all the latest statistical news releases of the European Union. Its statistical data covers the economy, industry, trade, agriculture, transportation, environment, and science. Also available on the site are some of the publications of Eurostat. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Region Specific , European Union , Trade Bloc

FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT provides food and agriculture related statistics gathered by the United Nations. The site provides a wide set of time series data on production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer, land use, and more. The database is searchable by country and category.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 4, 2014

Tags: Global

Geohive

This site provides data mainly on the population of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Some statistics on economic factors like wealth and infrastructure are also available. The site is divided into three main parts: One dealing with the whole world and its regions, a second with all major countries separately and a third with rankings (the most, largest, longest, wealthiest, etc.).

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 4, 2014

Tags: Global

Geovisualization World Freedom Atlas

This visual representation of world statistics for the years 1990-2006 is a useful tool for journalists, scientists, and others who wish to have an understanding on freedom, democracy, human rights, and good governance.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

Global Consumption Database for Developing Countries

Provided by the World Bank's Development Data Group, this resource compiles data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. Although the resource includes statistics from 92 countries, it specifically focuses on the BRICS countries, including detailed market information regarding the provinces of Brazil, India, and South Africa. Several sectors of household consumption are covered in the database, including energy, health, financial services, and education.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

International Data Base

The International Data Base is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs Center (IPC). It is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

International Energy Agency (IEA)

The online data services from the International Energy Agency (IEA) provide a variety of data, surveys, statistics, and reports on the current state of energy production, consumption, and reserves around the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

International Finance Corportation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC)  website divides statistics into ten categories: from business regulations to entrepreneurship survey measures. The databases aggregate cross-country business information directly from business registries. The data includes 118 countries and can be viewed online or downloaded into Excel. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

This section of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) contains links to IDEA's databases.  The site contains information on direct democracy, electoral justice, electoral system design, political finance, and information on voter turn out and voting from abroad. There are also links to partnership networks that provide additional information on democracy and elections worldwide. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

International Labour Organization (ILO): Labor Statistics Database

The ILOSTAT site allows the user to access data from the International Labour Organization Bureau of Statistics. The resource includes country level labor-related data covering employment, unemployment, productivity, wages, injuries, and more. The database covers some 200 countries and includes information used to publish the Yearbook of Labour Statistics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database

The world economic outlook database section of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website includes key economic indicators from around the world. The data is the product of a comprehensive interdepartmental review of world economic developments, resulting in the World Economic Outlook (WEO) publication. The data is drawn primarily from information the IMF staff gathers through its consultations with member countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

International Trade Center Country Market Analysis

The country page of the International Trade Center website contains information on specific countries.   Each country page includes tables and graphs based on detailed trade statistics benchmarking the national trade (export and import) performance of the country, and provides several indicators on export supply and import demand. The trade statistics are available in web format, while all other analysis is provided in PDF documents. Information is also broken down by region.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

Latinobarometro

Latinobarometro is an annual public opinion survey that was carried out in 18 Latin American countries from 1995-2011. It expresses the opinions, attitudes, and behaviors of more than 600 million inhabitants of the region. The results of the polls are available in its annual press release. The site also has a data bank where data can be downloaded.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Region Specific

NationMaster

The statistics section of NationMaster allows users to compare various statistics across nations. It offers many rankings ranging from the richest and most populous countries to most generous and most athletic countries, and provides these rankings in graphical format as well. Individual country profiles with maps, flags, and lists of major cities and states are also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

OECD: Explanation of Purchasing Power Parity and Statistics

Provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the FAQ site explains the often confusing Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). It shows how PPPs are calculated, the major uses of PPPs, the methodology used to prepare the PPP data, and when the statistics are updated and revised. The latest PPP results can be downloaded at http://stats.oecd.org under the Prices Purchasing Power Parities tab.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

OFFSTAT: Official Statistics on the Web

OFFSTATS, run by the University of Auckland Library, has links to resources that provide general and country-specific statistical information. The listed web pages mainly come from statistical offices, central banks, and government departments and contain social, economic, and general data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Factbook

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) website provides dynamic and comprehensive statistical data on a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references.  Under each table is a link to an Excel spreadsheet enabling the user to access the data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD): Statistics from A to Z

Statistics from A to Z provides statistics for Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries on a myriad of topics including agriculture, economic outlook, health, trade, and more.  Some data is available directly on the site, and the rest is downloadable through Excel.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

Penn World Tables

The Penn World Tables is provided by the Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income, and Prices (CIC) at the University of Pennsylvania. The tables include macroeconomic data covering 190 countries and 33 variables such as exchange rates, growth rates per annum, and constant price GDP per capita.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

Piers Trade Intelligence

As a world leader in trade statistics, Piers Trade Intelligence has a variety of products and solutions that address the needs of researchers and businesspeople.  One of the more useful resources is "Piers StatsPlus," which provides global trends, market share and commodity data across a multitude of industries. Products and services are fee-based.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 3, 2014

Tags: Global

Population Reference Bureau Data Finder

The Population Reference Bureau is an interactive data query tool that provides a wide variety of data including several variables under population, employment, health, education, and environment categories. It is also possible to see a complete country profile by choosing the 'PRB Country Profiles' link from the left menu.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE)

Sponsored by the American Economic Association, the Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) has a comprehensive document that lists all starting points for economic data research. The site contains U.S. macro and regional data, world and non-U.S. data, and finance and financial markets data.  The site lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

Statista

Statista is an online statistical database that provides statistics in miscellaneous topics. Several business topics are provided, including industry analyses and industry reports.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

Statistical Resources on the Web

Maintained by the University of Michigan, this site provides an exhaustive list of statistical data sources.  Information can be organized by topic or alphabetically.  Some information is only available to users who create a friend account or who are faculty, staff, alumni, or students at U-M. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) was formed to act as a subsidiary organ of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Statistics found within the site cover economic and social indicators for countries that are members of the OIC.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

The BIS International Financial Statistics

This sub-website, International Financial Statistics, within the official website of the Bank for International Settlements provides a wide range of statistical data. Statistics covered include the global financial system, such as the cross-border lending and borrowing, operations in the global foreign exchange markets, and external debt positions of individual countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

The PRS Group

The PRS Group maintains multiple databases of country-specific information, reports and an international risk guide as part of its primary business, monitoring the climate for international business around the world. Domestic and economic indicators, risk ratings, forecasts, geographic and political data, and social indicators are all provided. Most statistics are only accessible to registered users for a fee, although there are free samples available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 30, 2014

Tags: Global

Trading Economics

Trading Economics provides a variety of economic indicators for many countries around the world. Data can be filtered by geographic location, population, interest rate, and many other indicators. The site also includes quarterly and long-term forecasts for a multitude of economic indicators.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

U.S. Department of Labor: Foreign Labor Statistics

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks international labor statistics for major industrial countries. Comparative data coverage includes consumer price indexes, gross domestic product per capita and per employed person, hourly compensation costs, labor force, employment and unemployment, productivity and unit labor costs. The data is adjusted seasonally.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 4, 2014

Tags: Global

UNCTAD: FDI Statistics by Country

Quick electronic access to comprehensive statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and stocks, mergers and acquisitions, and the operations of transnational corporations (TNCs). Currently, FDI country fact sheets for nearly 200 economies are available, as well as a link to the full World Investment Report. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 3, 2014

Tags: Global

UNCTAD: Investment Country Profiles

The Investment Country Profiles created by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) present a country’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and stocks, and activities and basic information about the largest transnational corporations within that country. Major sections in the profiles include a summary of major trends, the methodology used to define FDI, and a detailed set of statistics. The profiles are available in PDF format. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

UNCTADstat: World Statistical Database

Created by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this statistical database provides extensive coverage of topics including economic trends; foreign direct investment (FDI) in-flows, out-flows, and stocks; population; commodity prices; and many others.  Information can be displayed as a chart or graph and be easily exported in several file formats.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

UNDP: Human Development Reports

The Human Development Report is an independent report commissioned by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This site includes the Human Development Reports which can be filtered by year, region, and theme. Each report provides agenda-setting data and analysis. The report brings attention to international issues and policy options that place people at the center of strategies to meet the obstacles of development. The full report is available to view in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global , Publications

UNESCO: Institute for Statistics

Each year UNESCO collects statistical data on education, science, culture and communication in the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook. The website is an attempt to make the research and data more accessible and provides access to world education indicators which allows the data to be accessed by year, region, or country.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 8, 2014

Tags: Global

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) web site provides a complete and detailed set of statistical information and data on its 55 member countries. This includes demographic, gender, transportation, and social/economic trends databases. An advanced and user friendly search engine makes the search activity easy to use.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Publications

This site provides a series of publications from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that address issues such as poverty, trade, energy, and the environment. Annual reports are also available under the flagship publications sections, which includes the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics and the Industrial Development Report. Some of the downloadable PDF documents include a “Statistical Annex."

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

World Bank: Data

The World Bank Data tab is a portal to an enormous database of world statistics.  Information is organized by country and topic.  A separate section is devoted to world development indicators such as agricultural development, economic policy, and the environment.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

World Bank: Doing Business Indicators

The Doing Business Indicators compare the economies of over 180 countries based on a wide variety of statistics, from credit availability to cross-border trading. Also available for download are reports highlighting different aspects of international business development.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 25, 2014

Tags: Global , Multi-Country

World Bank: Investing Across Borders

Investing Across Borders is a World Bank Group initiative comparing laws, regulations, and practices that affect foreign direct investment around the world. It presents quantitative indicators on countries affecting how foreign companies invest across sectors, start businesses, access industrial land, and arbitrate commercial disputes. Indicators can be filtered by country and by topic, and a full report of Investing Across Borders is available for download in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

World Bank: World Development Indicators

The World Bank's World Development Indicators cover a wide range of topics including Agriculture and Rural Development, Infrastructure, Public Sector, Private Sector, and Education. Data may be viewed and filtered by indicator, topic, or country and covers more than 1,000 indicators from over 200 countries from the period of 1960 to present.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 1, 2014

Tags: Global

World Health Organization: Global Health Observatory (GHO)

The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is a resource compiled by the World Health Organization to provide health-related statistics from around the world. The site combines theme pages covering global health priorities and data sets on a number of indicators, countries, and health topics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

Developed by the United Nations University (UNU) World Institute for Development Research (WIDER), the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) provides information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 9, 2014

Tags: Global

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) is a software program that retrieves information on world trade and tariffs, which is collected from organizations like the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), Commodity Trade (UN Comtrade), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS), and the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB). Free registration is required to access database and some data requires a subscription.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2014

Tags: Global

World Trade Organization (WTO): International Trade Statistics

International Trade Statistics is an annual report that provides comprehensive, comparable and up-to-date statistics on trade in merchandise and commercial services for an assessment of world trade flows by country, region and main product groups or service categories. The overview explains the main features of trade for the past year, an outlook towards trade in the current year, global trade and output developments, and more. The entire report is available for download using Acrobat (PDF). 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 10, 2014

Tags: Global , Publications

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