Collecting, compiling, and organizing international business data is difficult and costly. Many scholars and firms do not have the resources necessary to conduct rigorous international business research. Finding comparable time series data is also a labor intensive task. These complexities often mean that international business studies include a smaller sample of countries and firms, often without the desirable power and quality. Have you ever been assigned a research project and don't know where to start? Are you looking for key statistics about a country when deciding whether or not to expand your business there? Look no further than globalEDGE's Database of International Business Statistics!

The Database of International Business Statistics (DIBS) will allieviate much of the stress you will feel when trying to compile all of this data. All of this data is in an easily accesible database, and the best part is, it's free! All you need to do is register. Here's a little sampling of the data (look at all that you can learn using DIBS!):

  • The average American consumes 4.2 kilograms of coffee per year - In 1978, the average Aruban consumed 121.4 kg per year.
  • The number of passenger cars per 1000 people in America has declined from around 570 to 470 in the past 10 years. 
  • America has 8 Transfrontier Protected Area Complexes. 
  • There are 695 amphibian species in Brazil, and almost 650 in Columbia.
  • There is one extinct reptile species in the U.S. Couldn’t tell you what it is though.
  • In 2002, the U.S. imported 769,501 live lizards.
  • El Salvador exported 664,260 lizards.
  • In 2002, Mexico imported 249,267 crocodilian skins, while Columbia exported 547,650.
  • Italy imported 39,304 wild cat skins in 2000.
  • Japan imported 7,687 live tortoises in 2002.
  • There were 27,625,095 tractors in use in 2003.
  • China edges out India for most cropland by 10,000 square kilometers with around 2 million.
  • Canada has the biggest coastline, and the largest amount of bodies of water.
  • Percent of GDP military expenditures for U.S. around 4%, higher than most but not the highest.
  • 41.1% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on 1 dollar a day. 72% on 2 dollars a day.
  • Mexico has the most organic farms with 120,000.
  • Somalia is the most corrupt country according the the corruptions perceptions index.
  • Niger has the fastest growing population with 3.44 average annual % change.
  • Aruba is the most trade dependent with trade as 172.5% of gdp in 2006.
  • Luxembourg has the highest GDP per person with 87,490 in 2006.



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