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International and European Union Statistical Resources: Business and Economic

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  • Economic Research Service
    The ERS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides analysis of economic information on issues relating to agriculture, food, and the environment.
  • EIU Country Intelligence (also called EIU Country Profiles) uiucaccess
    Country Intelligence supplies in-depth analysis of current political, policy and economic trends with an 18 month outlook. Quarterly and annual statistics with at least 150 data points picked from the most reliable sources and reviewed by analysts to provide objective and impartial coverage. Equivalent coverage across over 195 countries worldwide, making it easy to compare national conditions. Country Intelligence contains country reports and profiles, risk ratings,licensing and trading information for the new economies, plus G-8 and regional forecasts. An online newsletter, Business Middle East, designed for executives,is also available full-text
  • European Central Bank Statistics
    Statistics focusing on euro area countries (EU member states that have adopted the euro as their official currency) and designed to support the monetary policy of the ECB and other tasks of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. Online publications include a monthly bulletin and statistics pocket book.
  • Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies
    Find today’s exchange rates to the eighth decimal point.
  • Global Market Information Database uiucaccess
    A primary source consumer buying patterns and buyer demographics for the United States and selected foreign companies. This site includes forecasts, as well as some historical data.
  • Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) uiucaccess
    Financial data direct from more than 25 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Offers full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information.
  • Living Standards Measurement Study
    Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys have become an important tool in measuring and understanding poverty in developing countries. The Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) of the World Bank maintains this website to make available to researchers around the world the data sets and methodological lessons from these surveys.
  • Penn World Tables
    Historical data, from 1959-, for 30+ categories of economic statistics for 152 countries and 29 subjects. Topics include GDP, exchange rate information, capital stock per worker, construction, an import/export information. One of the richest sources of international statistics on the Internet.
  • SourceOECD uiucaccess
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s SourceOECD provides a wealth of statistical resources. For business and economics-related databases, click the gray STATISTICS tab on the main screen, then use the OECD Databases link on the left navbar. Many of the databases listed here–Bank Profitability, Economic Outlook, Employment, Indicators for Industry and Services, Main Economic Indicators, etc.–contain business and economics data.Note: Non-UIUC affiliates can access OECD’s freely available statistics (a subset of those provided through SourceOECD) via the OECD Statistics Portal.
  • World Bank Group
    European monetary unit data profile
  • World Development Indicators uiucaccess
    WDI Online is composed of more than 550 indicators in 80 tables, organized in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The tables cover 148 economies and 14 country groups-with basic indicators for a further 59 economies. The data go back to 1960, depending on the country.
  • World Economic Outlook Database
    Presents several types of GDP data, as well as statistics on inflation, for all countries, advanced economies, and developing countries. Updated twice annually–if you are not seeing the most current version, search the site for ‘world economic outlook.’
  • World Markets Analysis
    Frequently updated global market data.