- ADB statistics / -
Includes Compendium of Statistics on Bank Group Operations; ADB Statistics Pocket Book; Selected Statistics on African Countries; and Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries.
- Agriculture and food / -
The OECD Agricultural Databases provides a unique collection of policy-relevant agricultural statistics, detailed support estimates for both OECD and transition economies and a detailed framework for quantifying the economics of agriculture. Includes the following database tables: Agricultural commodities Outlook Database; Agricultural Policies in Emerging and Transition Economies; Economic Accounts for Agriculture; Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.
- APEC LMI database / -
Consists of several sections: LMI Database (containing preformatted tables and graphs on APEC Member economies); Download Resource Centre (access to the complete database files for all APEC Member Economies in Excel and csv formats); Comparative Analysis (generate comparative data tables across a thirteen year period from 1985-97); News and Reports.
- ARIC indicators / -
Contains more than 60 economic, financial and social indicators for the ASEAN member countries and the People's Republic of China that can be viewed or downloaded as tables. Users can define their own format by selecting countries and indicators.
- Asia and the Pacific in figures in 2002 / -
Presents basic economic and social data and trends for all regional and associate members of ESCAP, from 1980 +. Downloadable in PDF or XLS format.
- Asia Pacific consensus forecasts / -
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Detailed coverage of Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, featuring both individual and consensus (average) forecasts for 10-15 economic indicators each. Also includes consensus forecasts for 3 variables each for five other countries within the region (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam). Plus: historical data, graphs and text, special surveys, foreign exchange forecasts, oil price forecasts, significant changes in the consensus, quarterly forecasts, interest rates and regional aggregates. 12 monthly issues per year. Coverage: 2000-present.
- Asia profiles / -
As part of AsiaSource, the Asia Society, located in New York City, offers profiles and maps of Asian countries. The profiles include statistics on the geography, economy, demographics, communications, transportation, and military for each country. The data is compiled from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.
- Balance of payments and external debt / -
Includes the following tables for each Arab Country: 1) Balance of Payments for each country valued in U.S. Dollar; 2) Total of Debt Outstanding Disbursed of Arab Borrowing Countries and the shares of all different creditors of the Debt, in addition to the components of the debt service; 3) Some collective economic ratios and indicators for the external sector in the Arab member countries. Also includes the exchange rate tables of domestic currencies versus the Arab Accounting Dinar (AAD) , the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) and the U.S. Dollar. These statistics have been compiled from different domestic sources and some international sources.
- Bank profitability / -
The OECD Bank profitability statistics provides information on financial statements of banks in all OECD member countries. Some supplementary information on the number of reporting banks, their branches and staff is also included.
- Bankscope / -
Access for staff with Bankscope username and password
Summary: Scroll down to title
Contains up to eight years of detailed spreadsheet information on over 10,500 worldwide financial institutions.
- BP statistical review of world energy / -
Contains data on all forms of world energy for the past 10 years. Text, tables, maps and charts can be downloaded in pdf, ppt, xls, and zip formats. Updated annually.
- Bureau of labor statistics / -
- Business sector data base: Base de données du secteur des entreprises / -
Quarterly data for 26 OECD Member countries related to value-added, employment, investment, and capital stock defined for the business sector and the total economy. BSDB is revised on a semi-annual basis to take account of new data releases. The quarterly data are presented in level form at annual rates. The series start in 1960 and are seasonally adjusted. Note that not all series are available for all countries, and that some series do not have data entries for the entire period.
- CANCERMondial / -
This website provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide held by the Descriptive Epidemiology Group (DEP) of IARC. Data available: 1. Incidence data collected by cancer registries worldwide : CI5 I-VIII (Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Vol. I to VIII) study. 2. The data on incidence and survival of children and adolescents in Europe (ACCIS project) 3. Mortality data extracted from the World Health Organization (WHO) databank. 4. The most recent estimates of the cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence, by sex and cancer site, for all the countries of the world (GLOBOCAN 2002).
- CARICOM Statistics / -
Databases include Balance of Payments; External Debt; Consumer Price Indices; National Accounts; Trade in Services; and Vital Statistics. Coverage period varies by topic.
- Census Bureau economic programs / -
Site presents a directory of U. S. Census Bureau economic programs and describes research, economic census, surveys, and services. Additionally, it provides statistics on construction, governments, international trade, manufacturing, mining, retail, services, transportation, and wholesale. In its "About People" section it provides statistics on the topics of income, poverty, labor force, and households. It adds economic data figures from other sources in its "Economic Data Elsewhere" section.
- China data online / -
Provides economic statistics on China, arranged by regions and categories, with some data back to 1949. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development, statistical databases about China's population and economy at the county and city level, and financial indicators of more than 568 industrial branches. Also includes statistical yearbooks, census data, industrial and marketing surveys, and an atlas of China. China Data Online is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan's China Data Center and All China Market Research Co., Ltd.
- CIFP--Country indicators for foreign policy / -
The CIFP project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. The data set provides at-a-glance global overviews, issue-based perspectives and country performance measures. Currently, it includes measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and international linkages. Presents statistical data in the above issue areas, in the form of over one hundred performance indicators for 196 countries, spanning fifteen years (1985 to 2000) for most indicators.
- COMESA in figures / -
From COMESA home page, click on "COMESA in Figures" in the menu at left. The database offers a variety of general and trade statistics from the COMESA member countries: Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The page includes links to other pages on the COMESA website, as well as links to relevant outside sources.
- Commodity price data (Pinksheets) / -
Monthly commodity price data in summary format.
- Consensus forecasts / -
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Detailed coverage of the G-7 countries (United States, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Canada), the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, featuring both individual and consensus (average) forecasts for 9-15 economic indicators each. Also includes consensus forecasts for 3-4 variables each (including GDP growth, consumer price inflation, industrial production and current account balances) for twelve other countries in Western Europe and Africa/Middle East (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and South Africa). Plus: historical data, charts and text, special surveys, foreign exchange forecasts, oil price forecasts, significant changes in the consensus, quarterly forecasts and regional aggregates. 12 monthly issues per year. Coverage: 2000-present.
- Consumer price indexes / -
Current and historic CPI data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Covers 1913 - present.
- Creditor reporting system / -
Contains data on Official Development Assistance (ODA), Official Aid (OA) and other lending to developing countries and countries in transition. Data are collected from the Members of the Development Assistance Committee, the World Bank, and the regional financial institutions. The system is sponsored jointly by the OECD and the World Bank and operated by the OECD. The Creditor Reporting System (CRS), together with the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Statistics, comprise the OECD's International Development Statistics Online.
- Cross exchange rates / -
- Culture & communication: statistical tables / -
Covers book production, broadcasting, cultural goods, cultural paper (newsprint, printing and writing paper), films and cinemas, libraries, museums, and the press.
- DAC statistics / -
These statistics, collected annually from the Members of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee, measure the flows of aid and other financial resources to aid recipients (developing countries and countries in transition) and are broken down by major category of expenditure: capital projects, budget and balance of payments support, food and other commodity aid, technical co-operation and emergency relief. The DAC Statistics, together with the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) comprise the OECD's International Development Statistics Online.
- Data on poverty / -
Information and data on poverty monitoring: Trends in regional indicators; Global poverty monitoring website; Poverty monitoring database; Regional and country level indicators; Household surveys; Poverty analysis tools POVCAL and DAD; Inventory of participatory poverty studies; Poverty mapping. Country level indicators: estimates of income poverty; estimates of inequality; World Income Inequality database; gross national income per capita; country information sheets on health, nutrition, population, and poverty; international development goals; and social indicators. In addition to the World Bank data, there are links to related sites.
- DATAINTAL / -
DataIntal is a system of trade statistical information on imports and exports from 30 countries of the Americas by country of origin and destination, volume and value according to the tariff nomenclature of each country (HS92 and HS96) and international classifications systems (SITC Rev. 3, ISIC Rev. 3, SITC Rev. 2 and UNCTAD) for the period 1996-2001. Countries included in the system are five from the Andean Community, five from the Central American Common Market, four from MERCOSUR, three from NAFTA, and Chile and Panama. Data from eleven countries of CARICOM is included for some years.
- Datastream advance / -
Software loading instructions, installation instructions, and user manuals
Available to IMF staff only. A Web-based financial database with data on equities, stock market indices, company accounts, macroeconomic time series, economic statistics, bonds, foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities and derivatives from both developed and emerging markets. With the Datastream-AFO add-in, data can be downloaded directly into Excel. Produced by Thomson Financial.
- Demographic yearbook: Annuaire démographique / -
- Development data platform : DDP / -
Access restricted to World Bank Group
SIMA is the Bank's internal database system containing more than 40 databases from the Bank and other international institutions. There are three ways of accessing the data: through the Query data function for time-series, through pre-formed tables "on-the-fly," or through the Official Tables that have been produced and cleared for specific occasions (e. g. the Annual Meetings).
- Development statistics: Latin America / -
Provides socio-economic data on countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Data is organized by socio-economic sector, in addition to the regional economic overview. From the sector-specific pages, one can query the database to produce cross-national, time-series data sets in HTML, Excel spreadsheets, or Word tables.
- Dissemination standards bulletin board / -
The International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) provides access to the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), and the Data Quality Reference (DQRS) sites.
- Doing business / -
A business regulation benchmarking database. It provides indicators of the cost of doing business by identifying specific regulations that enhance or constrain business investment, productivity, and growth. The initial topics covered include: credit markets, entry regulations, bankruptcy, contract enforcement, and labor regulations.The data set covers 130 economies.
- Eastern Europe consensus forecasts / -
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Detailed coverage of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine featuring both individual and consensus (average) forecasts for 10-13 economic indicators each. Also includes consensus forecasts for three variables each for eleven other countries in the region (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovenia and Uzbekistan). Plus: historical data, graphs and text, special surveys, foreign exchange forecasts, oil price forecasts, significant changes in the consensus, monthly inflation forecasts, interest rates and regional aggregates. 6 bi-monthly issues per year. Coverage: 2000-present.
- ECB statistics on-line / -
Provides access to the ECB Statistical DataBank. One can search, display and save statistical series on-line using a dedicated Java browser, subscribe to datasets and download predefined sets of data.
- Economic & social statistics / -
Contains economic and social statistics for all ADB member countries, in regional and country tables. Downloadable in PDF and XLS formats.
- Economic indicators / -
includes statistical economic data and indicators for Arab countries in the following fields for the years 1990 to 2000: national accounts; prices; public finance; money and credit; foreign trade; balance of payments and external debt. Also includes exchange rates tables of domestic currencies versus the Arab Accounting Dinar , the Special Drawing Rights and the U.S. Dollar. In addition it presents data on population of Arab countries.
- Education at a glance: OECD indicators = Regards sur l'éducation : les indicateurs de l'OCDE / -
Database version: "sourceoecd Education Statistics", formerly sourceoecd Education at a Glance
- Education: statistical tables / -
Education statistics concern pre-primary, primary, secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary, and tertiary education, as well as education finance. Education indicators on literacy, gender disparities, out-of-school children, and so on have a high priority.
- EIA international / -
- EIU, the Economist Intelligence Unit / -
Analyses and forecasts of the political, economic, and business environments in more than 180 countries.
- EMDB / -
EMCB user guide
Contains the latest figures for all IFC indices--Global, Investable, Industry, and Frontier--and market data such as prices, corporate actions, and stock ID information. Provides three levels of data: comprehensive data on individual stocks covered in all markets; data series for each index computed; and data series for each market covered. Features include graphing and report generation.
- Employment and labour markets / -
The OECD employment and labour markets statistics cover a broad range of annual, quarterly and monthly indicators including employment, unemployment, labour compensation (hourly earnings, unit labour cost), vacancies, and labour disputes.
- Energy prices and taxes / -
Print ed.; latest issue
Provides OECD and selected non-OECD country statistics on energy prices and taxes by energy source in the main consuming sectors. In the PDF version, Part I presents crude and oil product spot market prices and crude oil, coal and natural gas import and export costs; Part II includes total real energy indices, individual OECD country end-use prices and taxes for fossil fuels in the industry, household and electricity generation sectors, electricity for households and industry, as well as summary tables for international comparisons; and Part III presents detailed end-use prices and taxes for selected non-OECD countries, as well as summary tables for 25 central and Latin America countries (reproduced with the permission of OLADE).
- Eurostat / -
Provides direct access to macroeconomic and social statistical data available on the European Union, the EU Member States, the euro-zone, and other countries. Data is broken down into nine themes. Years of coverage differ by series, with some national account data back to 1938. Free registration gives users enhanced functionalities of the data explorer (EVA Java, HTML, file in tsv format, increased number of cells from 5,000 to 100,000) and the ability to download data and save queries for further use. Updated daily.
- FAOSTAT statistical databases / -
Contains over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in: production, trade, food balance sheets, food aid shipments, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest and fishery products, agricultural machinery, and population among others.
- Fedstats / -
Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index, keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, "fast facts" linkage to frequently requested tables from the Statistical Abstract, as well as direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.
- FIRST : facts on international relations and security trends / -
The integrated database system contains clearly documented information from research institutes around the world. It covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data.
- FIRST: facts on international relations and security trends / -
Contains clearly documented information from research institutes around the world, covering areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data.
- FitchResearch / -
Access to Fitch's global credit ratings and research in four market sectors: Banks, Insurance, Sovereigns & Subnationals, and European & International Structured Finance. To use the website, World Bank and IMF staff must each register an individual user name and password; see Access Instructions link.
- Foreign direct investment : interactive database / -
The Foreign direct investment database (FDI) presents inflows, outflows, inward stocks and outward stocks of foreign direct investment for 196 reporting economies in an interactive format. Coverage: 1970-present.
- Foreign exchange consensus forecasts / -
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Detailed coverage of the US dollar, the Japanese yen and the euro every month along with forecasts for 34 major currencies and analysis of 56 additional currencies (consensus forecasts for many). Plus: four currencies in the spotlight showing individual and consensus forecasts, cross rates against the euro and the yen, interest rates, Purchasing Power Parity estimates, historical data, special surveys, long term forecasts, charts and text. 12 monthly issues per year. Coverage: 2001-present.
- Foreign labor statistics / -
Presents information on foreign labor statistics available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Foreign trade / -
- Foreign trade statistics / -
- FRED II / -
FRED II, a new version of Federal Reserve Economic Data, is a database of over 2900 U.S. economic time series. Categories include Business/fiscal; Commercial banking; Consumer price indexes; Employment and population; Exchange rate; Balance of payments; Trade data; GDP and components; Interest rates; Monetary aggregates; Producer price indexes; Reserves; and U.S. financial data, including regional.
- FRED, Federal Reserve economic data / -
FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, and regional economic data for Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
- Fx4casts.com -
Provides currency exchange rate projections for over 100 currencies. Includes individual and consensus forecasts, cross rates, the European Monetary System and analysis of the countries' inflation and interest rates, balance of payments and political policy and environment.
- Gas centre database / -
- Gender statistics website for Europe and North America / -
- Genderstats / -
Database of gender statistics from around the world. Allows users to select the country and such topics as basic demographic data, population dynamics, labor force structure, education, and health. The Gender and Development Group (PREM Gender) and the Development Data Group in the Development Economics Vice-Presidency developed the database.
- Global development finance ... / -
Issues from 1999-
Database of 218 time series on the external debt and international capital flows of developing countries. The CD-ROM version contains all of the data found in the print version of the GDF and all the GDF tables. Time series coverage: 1970 +. Updated annually.
- Global education database / -
- Global urban indicators database / -
Contains a set of 23 key indicators and nine lists of qualitative data for 231 cities worldwide. The indicators provide a comprehensive picture of cities, which provide a quantitative, comparative base for the condition of cities, and show progress towards achieving urban objectives.
- Governance databank / -
- Greenhouse gas inventory database / -
Contains summary tables and an on-line database of emission estimates for the six main gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, as well as for CO, NOX,NMVOCs, and SO2. These data are in general available for 1990- 2000. The emission estimates are presented in accordance with the source categories of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (1996).
- GRID data / -
- HNPStats / -
HNPStats, short for Health, Nutrition, and Population Statistics, is a component of the Knowledge Management System of the World Bank's Human Development Network. HNPStats offers country data sheets showing summary indicators for health status, health determinants, and health finance.
- ICT free statistics home page / -
- IMF primary commodity prices / -
Produced by the IMF's Research Department. Includes spot prices for about 80 primary commodities with annual, quarterly and monthly prices. The commodities covered include items in the general categories of food, beverages, agricultural raw materials, metals, fertilizers, and energy. The database is updated monthly and is available in table format . Coverage: from 1990 to present.
- Import / Export price indexes / -
- Indiastat.com: revealing India-- statistically / -
Socioeconomic data on India at both the sector and state level. Produced by Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. Updated weekly. Note: Please use the Log Off button at the top of the screen when you are finished. We are limited to two simultaneous sessions on Indiastat.com.
- Indicators of industry and services: Indicateurs de l'industrie et des services / -
Issues from 1998-
Provides economic developments in a number of industrial and services branches for OECD countries and main economic groupings. The statistics are classified by category and division of economic activities following the International Standard Classification (ISIC Revision 3). For industrial sectors, it presents indices of output, turnover, new orders, prices and employment. This database includes series on services which refer to turnover and employment, and cover a few sectors only.
- Indicators on child-bearing / -
- Indicators on education / -
- Indicators on health / -
- Indicators on housing / -
- Indicators on human settlements / -
- Indicators on illiteracy / -
- Indicators on income and economic activity / -
- Indicators on population / -
- Indicators on unemployment / -
- Indicators on water supply and sanitation / -
- Indicators on youth and elderly populations / -
- Industrial statistics / -
Contains selected industrial statistics by region and country.
- InfoNation / -
Includes geographical, economic, demographic and social indicator data for the 185 UN member countries. Two-step search allows input of up to 7 countries and multiple indicators for easy comparisons. Statistics are from the United Nations Statistics Division's World Statistics Pocketbook, Statistical Yearbook, and Demographic Yearbook 1995.
- Information infrastructure indicators, 1990-2010 / -
Data for more than 30 indicators provide a comparable measure of the communications infrastructure level, investments, revenues and traffic flows in 60 of the major developing and developed country markets of the world. Data is broken down by region (Latin America and the Caribbean; South Asia, East Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa) and country. Downloadable in pdf, Word, and Excel formats.
- Institutional investors / -
Provides cross-country comparisons as well as detailed information by country on the financial assets of each category of investor.
- Insurance / -
Gathers major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries as well as Singapore which has an observer status to the OECD Insurance Committee.
- International accounts data / -
Periodically updated international accounts data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis; topics include: balance of payments, goods and services, investment position, and direct investment, both by and in the U.S. Downloadable in HTML, PDF, CSV, self-extracting spreadsheets and text files, and ascii formats.
- International country risk guide / -
Country data; 1984-present
Historical data (1984-Feb. 2003) for ICRG Table 2B - Composite, Financial, Political, and Economic Risk; Excel spreadsheet
Historical data (1984-Feb. 2003) for ICRG Table 3B - Political Risk Points by Component; Excel spreadsheet
ICRG comprises 22 variables in three subcategories of risk: political, financial, and economic, for 140 countries. Country analyses include descriptive assessments and economic data. Updated montly. CountryData.com comprises more than 75 individual data variables, Coplin-O'Leary forecasts, and risk ratings for 140 countries, including a complete historical set of the ICRG risk ratings back to 1984. Choose the Data Wizard to access ICRG ratings for multiple countries. Output can be either html or .csv (comma separated value). Note: Ignore all messages indicating that you must purchase country data, or referring to estimated costs. Under our licensing agreement with PRS Group, these data are available at no cost to Bank Group and Fund staff.
- International data base (IDB) / -
Database containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries of the world. Combines data from country sources with the US Census Bureau's International Programs Center's estimates and projections to provide information from 1950 to 2050. Amount of information available for each country varies.
- International development statistics / -
- International development statistics: Statistiques sur le développement international / -
Includes the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Statistics online and the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) online.
- International direct investment statistics / -
Gathers detailed historical statistics on international direct investment to and from the OECD area. Data are broken down by geographical zone and industrial sector for direct investment flows and stocks.
- International financial statistics / -
Access limited to Bank and Fund staff only
Provides international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance from 1948 to the present. Contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables. Users may select and download data in CSV, XLS, HTML and TAB delimited file formats.
- International financial statistics / -
- International labour migration statistics / -
Provides data on international labour migration for ILO member nations. The database can be searched by country and by data item. Country comparisons can also be done.
- International minerals statistics and information / -
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials. PDF files of annual country statistical reports for the years 1994-present can be downloaded.
- ITCS international trade by commodity / -
CD version, SITC Revision 2
CD version, SITC Revision 3
Unique and reliable source of yearly statistical data on imports and exports in OECD countries, selected non OECD countries, as well as in the OECD main country groupings. It provides detailed data in value (thousands USD) and quantity by commodities and by partner countries. ITCS contains 5 databases which differ according to the classification used and the length of the time series: SITC Revision 2 (Standard International Trade Classification, United Nations Statistical papers, 1976) - data from 1961; SITC Revision 3 (Standard International Trade Classification, United Nations Statistical papers, 1986) - data from 1991; Harmonised System (Harmonised System, 1988 version - data from 1990 to 2000, Harmonised System, 1996, data from 1996); and Total Trade and Trade Conversion Factors - data from 1991).
- Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank statistics on external debt / -
Provides external debt statistics for developing and transition countries and territories, compiled by the World Bank, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Includes instructions for using the database.
- LABORSTA / -
Main ILO database on labour statistics covering economically active population (data since 1945), employment, underemployment, employment by sex for detailed occupational groups (1970-2000), hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969). It is the main ILO statistical database and has statistics published in the Yearbook of Labour Statistics, the October Inquiry and the Bulletin of Labour Statistics. It also includes estimates and projections of the economically active population.
- Latin America consensus forecasts / -
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Detailed coverage of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru featuring both individual and consensus (average) forecasts for 10-12 economic indicators each. Also includes consensus forecasts for three variables each for seven other countries in the region (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay). Plus: historical data, graphs and text, special surveys, foreign exchange forecasts, country risk indicators, significant changes in the consensus, monthly inflation forecasts, interest rates and regional aggregates. Bi-monthly, 2000-2001; monthly, 5/18/01 onwards. Coverage: 2000-present.
- The least developed countries (LDCs): Statistical profiles / -
- Literacy: statistical tables / -
Presents data on literacy in the world with estimates and projections to the year 2015.
- MEES energy tables -
Includes links to OPEC Crude Oil Productions (MEES Estimates), containing monthly data for each OPEC member country from January 1999 to the present; OPEC Reference Basket - containing spot quotations for the OPEC Reference Basket ($/B); and Conversion Factors.
- Metal Bulletin's prices & data -
Annual collection of prices of ore, metals, and steel compiled from the twice-weekly Metal Bulletin. By using the cut-and-paste facilities, it is possible to download data to a spreadsheet or a word processing program. The archive for each price covers the past 15 years, where available.
- The military balance / -
Supplement: Strategic survey; Issues from 2001-
Country by country statistics on personnel, equipment, and expenditures. Region by region analysis of major military issues affecting each region; changes in defence economics, weapons and other military equipment holdings; and the trade in weapons and military equipment. Analysis of significant military and economic developments.
- Millennium indicators database / -
- Money and credit / -
- Monthly bulletin of statistics (United Nations): Bulletin mensuel de statistique / -
Current monthly economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. In addition, each month a different selection of special tables is presented showing annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments. The statistics are obtained by the Statistics Division of the United Nations from official sources in the various countries, except where otherwise stated in the notes to the tables. Updated monthly.
- Monthly statistics of international trade / -
Reliable and up-to-date source of international statistics on international trade of OECD countries. It provides detailed insight into the most recent trends in trading patterns among OECD countries and with the rest of the world. Data are broken down by economic groupings, by country and by region, and include seasonally adjusted series as well as calculated indicators.
- MULTIMOD econometric model / -
MULTIMOD is a modern dynamic multicountry macro model of the world economy that has been designed to study the transmission of shocks across countries as well as the short-run and medium-run consequences of alternative monetary and fiscal policies. It has several variants, the current versions of which are referred to as the Mark III generation.
- OECD economic outlook database / -
The Economics Department of the OECD Secretariat puts forward its own consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices and current balances over the coming two years, based on a review of each Member country and of the induced effect on each of them of international developments.
- OECD factbook : economic, environmental and social statistics / -
More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: economy, agriculture, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/labour force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D. Data are provided for all OECD member countries, and in some cases, for selected non-member economies and area totals.
- OECD health data / -
Data on health and health care systems in OECD member countries. Health is broadly defined and includes information on life styles, air quality, and social protection as well as health expenditures, health status, and health care facilities.
- OECD statistical compendium : Compendium des données statistiques de l'OCDE / -
Essential reference work, providing a macroeconomic overview of the economies of the 29 OECD member countries. Using software provided by DSI Data Service and Information, it enables data from the different databases included in SourceOECD Statistics to be cross-searched and compared. Contains more than 930,000 monthly, quarterly and annual time series, covering the full scope of the OECD's areas of expertise: development and aid; general economic problems; economic indicators; national accounts and historical statistics; labour market and social issues; financial and fiscal affairs; industry, science and technology; foreign trade; and agriculture. Coverage: 1960-present.
- REGIO / -
Regio is Eurostat's harmonised regional statistical database. It covers the main aspects of economic and social life in the European Union, classified to the first three levels of the Nomenclature of Statistical Territorial Units (NUTS). This database is available free of charge online.
- Revenue statistics / -
Presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries.
- Science & technology: statistical tables / -
Covers national data on human resources and expenditure in research and experimental development (R&D).
- Selected statistics / -
Links to IEA statistical publications, including Key World Energy Statistics; Monthly Electricity Survey, Monthly Price Statistics, Monthly Natural Gas Survey, and Monthly Oil Survey; and links to other statistical resources: IEA Energy Technology R&D Statistics Database, 1974-1998; Energy Indicators per Country.
- SourceOECD / -
SourceOECD provides online access, from 1998 onward, to the full-text of all OECD monographs and annuals, organized by theme; to OECD periodicals; and to 27 statistical databases.
- SourceOECD international migration statistics: SourceOCDE statistiques des migrations internationales / -
Contains data on foreign and immigrant populations, foreign workers, migration flows and naturalisations.
- SourceOECD international trade and competitiveness indicators: SourceOECD indicateurs du commerce international et de la compétitivité / -
Includes data foreign trade, export market growth and export performance, and international competitiveness.
- SourceOECD main economic indicators: SourceOCDE principaux indicateurs économiques / -
Based on internationally comparative statistics, the monthly Main Economic Indicators (MEI) provides an at-a-glance picture of the most recent changes in the 30 OECD countries and a number of non-member countries. Contains additional information not available in the paper publication, such as extra business survey and leading indicator series.
- SourceOECD measuring globalisation statistics: SourceOCDE mesurer la mondialisation : base de données statistiques / -
Provides a unique set of detailed statistical data for assessing and analysing the role played by multinationals in the industrial sectors of 16 OECD countries, particularly in production, employment, value added, research and exports. Includes the following database tables: Inward investment by investing country for the total manufacturing sector; Inward investment by industry; Outward investment by country of location for the total manufacturing sector; Outward investment by industry.
- SourceOECD national accounts statistics: SourceOECD comptes nationaux / -
Includes detailed breakdowns by kind of activity for gross value added (current and constant 1995 prices), components of value added, gross fixed capital formation and employment. Also included are final consumption expenditure of households by purpose, simplified accounts for general government and detailed accounts by institutional sectors (non-financial corporations, financial corporations, general government and its sub-sectors, households and non-profit institutions serving households). These data are based on the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA) for the majority of countries.
- SourceOECD science and technology statistics: SourceOCDE base de données des sciences et de la technologie / -
Comprises two databases: Basic Science and Technology Statistics, covering resources devoted to research and development (R&D) and indicators of the results of science and technology (S&T) activities, such as patents and technology balance of payments; and Main Science and Technology Indicators a timely selection of the most frequently used indicators on the scientific and technological performance of the OECD Member countries: resources devoted to R&D, measures of output and the impact on S&T activities (patents, technology balance of payments, trade in high-technology industries).
- SourceOECD services statistics: SourceOCDE statistiques des services / -
SourceOECD Services Statistics set is comprised of two databases: Services: Statistics on Value Added and Employment which includes annual national accounts statistics on output (gross value added) and employment in service activities, and Statistics on International Trade in Services covering the difficult to measure trade in services.
- SourceOECD social expenditures database: SourceOCDE base de données de l'OCDE sur les dépenses sociales / -
Includes reliable, up-to-date and internationally comparable statistics on public and private social expenditure at programme level. SOCX provides a unique tool for monitoring trends in aggregate social expenditure and analysing changes in its composition.
- SourceOECD STAN database for industrial analysis: SourceOCDE base de données STAN pour l'analyse de l'industrie / -
The STAN Industry Structural Analysis Database was created to fill the gap between the detailed data collected through industrial surveys (such as those found in the OECD's SSIS database) which have limited international comparability, and national accounts data which are more internationally comparable but only available at fairly aggregate levels. STAN permits the construction of a wide range of industry- and aggregate-level indicators of industrial structure and the evolution of performance (e.g. import penetration, investment per employee, export market shares) and enables modeling exercises at a detailed industrial level.
- SourceOECD telecommunications database / -
Key indicators on the communications sector in 29 OECD Member countries. It provides over 100 time series of data of indicators on telecommunications such as network infrastructure, revenues, expenses and investment of operators, trade in telecommunications equipment, as well as various economic indicators, such as GDP and national employment.
- STAT-USA Internet / -
An online service of the most recent international trade information available from the government. Included titles: GLOBUS (Global Business Opportunities) offers daily trade leads from the U.S. Trade Opportunities Program and U.S. Department of Agriculture and daily procurement activity from the Defense Logistics Agency, the United Nations, and the Commerce Business Daily leads; NTDB provides access to Country Commercial Guides, Market Research Reports, and Best Market reports as well as U.S. import and export statistics and other information; the International Trade Library is a comprehensive collection of over 40,000 documents related to international trade, keyword and full-text searchable; State of the Nation provides U.S. domestic financial and economic information from thoughout the U.S. federal government and other related entities.
- Statistical activities / -
SESRTCIC collects, collates, and disseminates socio-economic statistics of the member states with the BASEIND (Basic Socio-Economic Indicators) database, which covers data from 1975 to the present for all 57 members of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Conference). In the BASEIND there are 172 indicators divided into fifteen main sections: demography, labor force, health, education, agriculture, industry and manufacturing, energy and mining, transportation and communication, tourism, exports, imports, public finance, money and prices, national accounts, and international finance.
- Statistical data / -
Features statistics on life expectancy, fertility rates, birth and death rates, and more for individual countries world wide, presented by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Contains an interactive searchable map.
- UN Statistics Division common database / -
Draws selectively on statistics from throughout the UN system and covers all countries and areas and over 300 series from more than 30 specialized international data sources. In most cases time series are available from 1970 or 1980. Many series are disaggregated to show underlying distributions. It includes comprehensive footnotes and meta-information on sources, definitions, and frequency of updates, and provides technical definitions and standards verbatim from their original sources. Users may view data, compile graphs, calculate derived measures, and export data.
- Statistics of the Commonwealth of Independent States / -
- Structural statistics for industry and services = : Statistiques des structures de l'industrie et des services / -
Provides official annual data for detailed industry and services sectors according to the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). It covers a number of variables describing the structure of the economy. Data shown are derived from national structural business surveys. Includes the following database tables: Conversion rates; Industrial Surveys - ISIC rev. 2; National Accounts - ISIC rev. 2; Industrial Surveys - ISIC rev. 3; National Accounts - ISIC rev. 3.
- Taxing wages / -
Provides unique information on income tax and social security contributions levied from employees and their employers in all OECD countries. In addition, this database specifies family benefits paid as cash transfers. Amounts of taxes and benefits are detailed program by program, for eight household types which differ by income level and household composition. Results reported include the marginal and effective tax burden for single- and double-income families, and total labour costs of employers. These data on tax burdens and cash benefits are widely used in academic research and the preparation and evaluation of social and economic policy-making.
- Trade statistics / -
Provides 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.
- Trends in Europe and North America: the statistical yearbook of the UN/ECE / -
- U.S. overseas loans and grants, and assistance from international organizations / -
The Greenbook shows a complete historical record of United States (U.S.) foreign aid to the rest of the world. The Greenbook reports all loans and grants authorized by the U.S. Government for each fiscal year from 1945 to the year of the current edition, and reports the assistance by purpose and by country.
- UN/ECE timber database: Forest and forest industries country fact sheets / -
Provides statistics on forests and forest industries in all European countries.
- UNCTAD commodity price bulletin / -
Related resource: UNCTAD international trade and commodities website
Subscription includes the report, "Annual average prices and price indices of selected commodities (January 1960 - December 2003)." The selection of monthly prices and price indices encompasses several categories of commodity groups, including food, tropical beverages, vegetable oilseeds and oils, agricultural raw materials, minerals, ores and metals. The data set also includes a combined price index in current dollars and in SDR, and exchange rates. Downloadable into MS Excel (.xls), Beyond 20/20 (.ivt), or Comma-delimited ASCII (.csv) format. Coverage: 1960-present.
- WHO Statistical Information System: evidence and information for health policy / -
A guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization, and elsewhere. Most WHO technical programmes make statistical information available, and they are linked from here. The user also has the possibility to search by keywords within the WHOSIS or throughout the entire WHO site.
- WIPO industrial property statistics / -
- Wistat: women's indicators and statistics database / -
Searchable compilation of currently available international statistics on gender, population, and social development for 206 countries and areas of the world. This edition presents 76 tables, mainly covering the period 1970-97, as well as the complete set of data organized in 161 spreadsheet files. Beyond 20/20 is the retrieval software; search guide is available.
- World Bank quarterly external debt statistics / -
Brings together detailed external debt data that are published individually by countries that subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS). The benefit of bringing together comparable external debt data for a large number of SDDS-subscribing countries in one central location, is to facilitate macroeconomic analysis and cross-country data comparison. Fifty-two SDDS subscribing countries have agreed to participate in this database. Non-SDDS subscribing countries may be asked to participate in the centralized database at a later stage.
- World development indicators / -
Latest edition, CD version
Contains more than 550 time-series indicators for 207 countries and 18 country groups, covering 1960 to 2000. The CD-ROM offers mapping, charting and data export formats. The Tables function presents more than 5 sets of country tables, covering specialized topics such as social indicators, economic indicators, education, and population projections.
- World economic outlook databases / -
The WEO database is created during the biannual World Economic Outlook (WEO) exercise. Selected series that are available in the WEO publication are now available on this website.
- The World factbook / -
A comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.
- World income inequality database (WIID) / -
The database provides information on income inequalities at both cross-country and time series levels.
- World integrated trade solution / -
Access instructions: For IMF staff: installation instructions, tutorial, COMTRADE codes, data availability
Access instructions: For World Bank Group staff
Contains trade statistics from the UN's COMTRADE database as well as tariff rates and non-tariff barriers and import/export data for 110 countries. For many of the countries data can go back to 1962 and may be available up to the current year. Annual trade statistics are detailed by commodity and partner country. Data can be viewed by product classification, reporting country, direction of trade flow, product, or year. Users can create and save queries for multiple countries, products, years, and flows; check data availability by country and product classification; create country and product groups; calculate simple averages or weighted tariff rates; calculate effects of tariff reductions using the simulation function; and extract data in Excel format.
- World investment directory / -
Provides detailed information about foreign direct investment (FDI) in a country, comprising detailed statistics on flows, stocks and TNC (transnational corporations) operations, disaggregated by components, industry and investor/recipient country.
- World population information / -
Features a collection of publications of the U.S. Census Bureau about the world population. Includes publications containing estimates and projections of the world population.
- World population prospects / -
2004 revision population database website
Population data from 1950 onwards, with projections to 2050, for 228 countries and areas, 33 country aggregates, including the world as a whole. Data include AIDS scenarios such as prevalence and mortality. All data are presented in Excel and database formats (ASCII comma delimited format for all datasets or Microsoft Access). Prepared by the United Nations Population Division.