Canadian business patterns data provide counts of active business locations by industry classification (NAICS 2 to 6 digits) and employment size categories for Canada and the provinces/territories. Data (Beyond 20/20 format) are compiled from the Business Register, which is a repository of information on the Canadian business population.
Statistics Canada's time-series database of socio-economic series. Series are updated daily. Data is aggregate and harmonized over time. Geographic level is mostly national, provincial and city-level, only.
Includes: FRED, 40,000 economic time series; ALFRED, archival (unrevised) time series; FRASER, historical US federal government economic publications; and several other components from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.
400 key data series on the market size and growth potential for a country. It includes long-term historical and future forecast data for 60 of the world’s largest markets and comprises data from six key industries, including financial services and consumer goods.
Statistical office of the European communities. Eurostat provides free access to the latest statistical information on the European Union, its members, and other countries. Topics are grouped around the following themes: regional statistics, economy and finance, population and social conditions, industry, trade, agriculture and fisheries, transport, environment and energy, and science and technology.
The ILOSTAT database is the central statistics database of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and provides annual, quarterly and monthly labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and over 200 countries worldwide.
The Penn World Tables are the definitive source for real national accounts data. The national accounts for each country, initially in their own currencies, are adjusted using detailed price data to obtain real national accounts in a common currency (U.S. dollars) across countries. These data are invaluable for making comparisons of Gross Domestic Product across countries, and for all manner of research on development and growth.
Detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010. Contains around 1.5 billion trade records.
A collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of international merchandise and service trade, economic trends, foreign direct investment, external financing sources including remittances, population and labor force, commodities, and maritime transport for individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. Data are presented in an analytical way, through the use of rank orderings, growth rates and other special calculations, with a view to facilitate their interpretation.
The World Bank Open Data site provides, "free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe." Among the datasets included are the World Development Indicators (WDI), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), Gender Statistics, Worldwide Governance Indicators, Global Economic Monitor (GEM), Education Statistics, etc. Most of the data is available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Chinese in addition to English.
Liaison Librarian for Economics, International Development and Public Policy