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Economic and Business Data Sources

U.S. Sources
International Sources​
  • Background Notes (United States, State Department) 
    Include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • CIA World Factbook 
    The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world.
  • UNdata 
    Numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
  • Global Economic Monitor 
    Updates of global economic developments, with coverage of high income- as well as developing countries. Daily data for exchange rates, equity markets, interest rates, stripped bond spreads, commodity prices and emerging market bond indices. Monthly data coverage for consumer prices, high-tech market indicators, industrial production and merchandise trade, etc. Quarterly data GDP, current account balances, and budget balances.
  • International Data - FRED (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) 
    Economic information portal from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Provides over 75 key economic indicators for most countries; collected by national statistical agencies and central banks.