Economic & Financial Data

These organisations offer a wealth of economic and financial data – often free of charge. For country specific data, links are provided in the relevant Country Specific (Economic Profile) section.

About CIC release time:2020-12-08 Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC)
CIC offers an integrated suite of services including trade matching, customs declaration and clearance, supply chain logistics, trade finance, supply chain finance, global trade compliance services as well as index and trade data services to realize the digitization of commodity trading. Specialized in non-ferrous & ferrous metal, chemicals & plastics, agriculture products and oil, CIC is expanding the range of commodities traded and offers a global one-stop trading platform empowered by blockchain technology with applications in areas, such as global trade, logistics, and financial transactions.
Bank for International Settlements
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world that together make up about 95% of world GDP.
A global information and technology company, we connect decision makers to a dynamic network of data, people and ideas – accurately delivering business and financial information, news and insights to customers around the world.
BP Statistical Review of World Energy
The site provides an annual review by BP focusing on statistical data of energy trends worldwide. Information provided includes consumption, production, and prices and can be viewed by energy type, country, or by region. Reports are available for downloading and printing.
The CEPII is the leading French center for research and expertise on the world economy. It contributes to the policy making process trough its independent in-depth analyses on international trade, migrations, macroeconomics and finance. The CEPII also produces databases and provides a platform for debate among academics, experts, practitioners, decision makers and other private and public stakeholders.
Community Research & Development Information Service
CORDIS is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.
CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
Crunchbase is the leading destination for millions of users to discover industry trends, investments, and news about global companies—from startups to the Fortune 1000.
Datamyne - Descartes
Datamyne currently covers the trade of some 50 countries across 5 continents, including key markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union, as well as US maritime commerce.
Eldis provides free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. Our database includes over 50,000 summaries and provides free links to full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union.
FAOSTAT provides food and agriculture related statistics gathered by the United Nations. The site provides a wide set of time series data on production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer, land use, and more. The database is searchable by country and category.
A leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as price forecasts for 33 key commodities.
Download, graph, and track 507,000 US and international time series from 87 sources.
Geohive provides data mainly on the population of regions, countries, provinces, and cities. Some statistics on economic factors like wealth and infrastructure are also available. The site includes country-specific pages that provide detailed population data, as well as rankings of the world's largest countries and cities.
Global Consumption Database
Provided by the World Bank's Development Data Group, this resource compiles data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. Although the resource includes statistics from 92 countries, it specifically focuses on the BRICS countries, including detailed market information regarding the provinces of Brazil, India, and South Africa. Several sectors of household consumption are covered in the database, including energy, health, financial services, and education.
globalEDGE Database of International Business Statistics (DIBS)
The globalEDGE Database of International Business Statistics (DIBS) is a comprehensive source of statistical data. 2,460 fields of data are offered, which can be accessed across specified years and countries.
Global Financial Data
GFD specializes in providing Financial and Economical Data that extends from the 1200s to present - beyond what traditional data vendors provide.
Global Production Research
GPR Global Production Research is a research consultancy, founded in 2003. We provide unique insight into the supply capacity of emerging economies in manufacturing industries.
Global Trade Tracker
Global Trade Tracker allows you to create accurate, timely, customized reports for any commercially traded product in the world for more than 100 countries in seconds!
IDEAS the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 2,400,000 items of research, including over 2,200,000 that can be downloaded in full text.
IHS Markit Global Economic Data
Tap into the world’s largest commercially available global economic database covering 200+ countries. Each day, our analysts mine international surveys and databases to update key economic indicators and millions of time-series.
International Energy Agency (IEA): Statistics
The statistics section of the International Energy Agency (IEA) website contains numerous statistical databases which all provide information and figures about energy use worldwide. Also available are a variety of publications that cover topics such as energy indicators, consumption, energy balances, and emissions.
International Labour Organization Bureau of StatisticsI (ILOSTAT)
The resource includes country level labor-related data covering employment, unemployment, productivity, wages, injuries, and more. The database covers some 200 countries and includes information used to publish the Yearbook of Labour Statistics.
ITC's Market Price Information Portal
Market Price Information provides free access to real-time data on prices and market updates for more than 300 agricultural products. For each product, prices are broken down by variety, quality and other characteristics, enabling micro, small and medium size enterprises to stay updated on the latest market movements.
Knoema is a search engine for data seamlessly connecting public and private sources and making data discoverable and accessible to information workers. Knoema does for data what Google did for websites and the Internet overall.
LSEG Data & Analytics - Economic Data
Analyze trends from 1950s, project forward with our Economics of 10 million series. All countries profiled from in-country agencies or international sources.
Moody's Analytics Economic Indicators
Free Economic, Demographic & Financial Data
Nasdaq Data Link
A premier source for financial, economic and alternative datasets.
NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from hundreds of sources - a handy way to graphically compare nations.
NBER National Bureau of Economic Research
The NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.
OAS - Foreign Trade Information System
Providing trade information to governments and SMEs.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Oxford Economics
One of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 locations.
ReportLinker is a technology company that simplifies how analysts and decision makers get industry data for their business.
Research and Expertise on the World Economy
French research center in international economics which produces studies, research, databases and analyses on the world economy and its evolution.
RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
More than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.
Social Progress Index
The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.
One of the leading statistics companies aimed at business clients and academics of any size.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
CIESIN) is an organization dedicated to making information available to researchers, policy makers, and the general public. The site focuses on the changing relationship between human beings and the environment. It includes their own research and statistics, as well as a gateway to some of World Bank's data.
The International Data Base
The International Data Base is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs Center (IPC). It is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
The Wall Street Journal
Market data from The Wall Street Journal.
The World Bank Economic Review
The mission of The World Bank Economic Review is to encourage and support research in the field of development economics.
The World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
Trading Economics
Trading Economics provides a variety of economic indicators for many countries around the world. Data can be filtered by geographic location, population, interest rate, and many other indicators. The site also includes quarterly and long-term forecasts for a multitude of economic indicators.
Trading Economics
Provides its users with accurate information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices.
UN Comtrade
The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database.
UN CountryData
CountryData enables countries to share official national development data with the global user community.
All statistics of UNCTAD are harmonized and integrated into UNCTADstat- free to use dissemination platform. It gives access to basic and derived indicators built upon common rules, harmonized environment and clear methodology supported by powerful data browsing system.
Union des Associations Internationales
The UIA is an independent research institute and serves as a repository for current and historical information on the work of international associations, including International Nongovernmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations.
World Bank Enterprise Surveys
An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.
World Economics
In a world of deeply flawed economic data, World Economics brings you the knowledge, insight, tools to make better decisions.
World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)
The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) software provides access to international merchandise trade, tariff and non-tariff measures (NTM) data. Browse the Country profile section to obtain countries exports, imports and tariff statistics along with relevant development data. Register and log in to WITS to perform custom analysis, using standard and derived product classifications by: Country; Indicator; Product (HS 6-digit).
World Stock Exchanges
Features a list of world stock exchanges, securities commissions and other regulatory agencies, as well as stock market resources.