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Government Information: International

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International Economic Conditions

 Periodical articles contain useful information. Try these:



  • China Data Online  (via LexisNexis Statistical Datasets) - select "browse by source" from left frame
  • globalEDGE - from CIBER at Michigan State Univ. - "country insights" has statistics from 201 countries
    • See also its Resource Desk, and "DIBS" - Database of International Business Statistics (latter requires login, but is free)
  • IMF (International Monetary Fund) Data and Statistics - selected statistics available for free
  • International Financial Statistics  - library subscription ; full IFS from the IMF
  • LexisNexis Statistical Insight - summaries of tables in International Index to Statistics (IIS) - library has IIS on fiche, 2d floor
  • UNdata -  from the United Nations.  Select "Databases".  Includes subset of WDI (listed below)
  • United Nations Statistical Yearbook
    • Latest ed. at Information Services Desk; earlier editions at:  HA12.5.U63 - 3rd floor
  • Viewswire - download data (including forecasts) from the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • World Bank Data -  300 indicators available for free - from 1960 onward  (subset of WDI below)
  • World Development Indicators  (World Bank) - WDI
    • tables online via LexisNexis Statistical DataSets - select "browse by source" from left frame
    • Latest years are on CD-ROM in library (Current year at Information Services Desk; includes historical data)
    • Earlier years in print at: HC59.15.W656c, 3rd floor library
  • World Development Factbook  (Euromonitor) -  Latest in Reference - HC59.15 W675
  • World Economic Outlook  (IMF)  monthly statistics online; earlier at: HC10.W7979
  • World Factbook (CIA) - key statistics on the economy for 266 countries
  • OECD Statistics - selected statistics available for free