- DataGov: Governance Indicators Database
Provides publicly available governance indicators by country or by region. It contains approximately 400 governance indicators grouped within five categories: Democratic system, market system, public management, rule of law, and socioeconomic indicators.
Website of the Statistical Office of the European Communities, providing extensive statistical data and publications on EU countries. Browse or search and download predefined data and tables focused on: EU policy indicators; general and regional statistics; economy and finance; population and social conditions; industry, trade and services; agriculture and fisheries; external trade; transport; environment and energy; and, science and technology.
- FITA: Federation of International Trade Associations
FITA promotes international trade, provides import-export information, and links to tools in international logistics management and international finance.
- International Trade Administration
An abundance of information for U. S. exporters on trade and industry statistics, market data, and export and import data and procedures.
- LABORSTA Internet
Data and metadata on labor statistics for over 200 countries or territories. Statistics are arranged by topic, country, or ILO publication. Country annual statistical data are available from 1999-2008, and include economically active population by industry and occupation, total employment by occupation, unemployment by economic activity, hours of work by economic activity, wages in manufacturing, and much more. Site is managed by the International Labour Office (ILO) Department of Statistics.
- Locating Statistical Data: International Studies Guides
The University of Michigan Library has their country data sources parceled out within the International Studies field. Look for country information by regional area studied.
- OECD Stat Extracts
Easy access to data and metadata for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and selected member countries. Uses four search methods: Keyword (with terms such as: Education, Finance, GDP, Health, Income, Prices, Population, or Trade), Theme, Country (via selection of key indicators in latest annual, Country Statistical Profiles), or access your saved queries under “Browse Queries.”
- OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
This site, maintained at the University of Auckland Library, provides links to official organizations around the world that provide "freely and easily accessible" current statistical data (and some time series). Arrangement is by country, region, and subject. Statistical sources cover vital statistics, industries, trade, economics, labor, energy, tourism, health, crime, education, social indicators, and more.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
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Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics, primarily on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. For foreign country data
, see Foreign Commerce and Aid (Section 28) for statistics on exports & imports, foreign aid, foreign investment, and international transactions. See International Statistics (Section 30) for comparative international statistics by topic
(agricultural production, economy, labor force, trade, vital statistics, and more).
- UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Main Publications
Major reports on economic development, global finances, and investments, with statistical data and key information about countries worldwide. From UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Data dissemination system with free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, investment, international financial flows, and development.
- UNdata: A World of Information
United Nations statistical databases (33 in all, at last count) are accessible through a single entry point. These databases, tables and glossaries contain over 60 million data points and a wide range of themes, such as Agriculture, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Tourism, Trade, and Millennium Development Goals indicators.
- World Inflation
Develop a customized chart of world inflation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland site. Choose a Source (compare up to four countries or regions) and Frequency (monthly, quarterly, or yearly). View the chart or download data for 1990-today.