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Country Information: Country Statistics

Guide to find information resources on countries - main focus on quantitative and statistical sources

Country Statistics via databases

IMF (International Monetary Fund): 
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.







access to ILOs (International Labour Office) database containing labor marke
data from more than 200 countries. You can find information on  the workforce, employment, unemployment, working hours, wages, labor costs, consumer price index, industrial conflicts, etc. Also, access to ILO publications: ILO Yearbook
of Labor Statistics, ILO Bulletin of Labor Statistics (monthly data from 1976 onward) and ILO October Inquiry (data from 1983 onwards on salaries and working hours
(150 different professions) and retail prices on more than 90 selected foods.




Statistics via OECDiLibrary:
Access to statistical databases on economy, trade, agriculture, technology, science, innovation and energy. 

How does your country compare? Here you find the latest analyses and data on countries collected from different OECD publications and presented with a lot of infographics.

Main Economic Indicators - OECD
is one of many OECD publications and is published monthly. It presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments for the 35 OECD countries, the euro zone and a number of non-member economies as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

industry and sector statistics. Figures are pulled from: 

  • Eurostat Statistics,
  • Intra and Extra-EU Trade Statistics (Comext),
  • Intra-OECD Trade
  • OECD Statistics
  • World Statistics, comprising UNIDO IMF statistics. 

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard, OECD Publishing, 2014: Start-ups and small firms continue to face significant obstacles to fulfilling their potential to innovate, grow and create jobs, particularly when it comes to obtaining access to finance. With its 13 core indicators of debt, equity and general market conditions, complemented by a review of government policy measures, Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard documents these financing difficulties and monitors trends in 31 countries, along with government policy responses to deal with these challenges.



The AllThatStat database contains financial statistics, national accounts statistics, industry and sector statistics. Figures are pulled from: 

  • Eurostat Statistics,
  • Intra and Extra-EU Trade Statistics (Comext),
  • Intra-OECD Trade
  • OECD Statistics
  • World Statistics, comprising UNIDO IMF statistics. 





contains information, reports and data on industries, consumer goods, countries, and companies.
You also have access to more statistical databases:

  • Country statistics
    Current and historical data on 217 countries and 46 political/geographical areas, including financial, political, demographic, and social indicators as well as information about education, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, tourism, consumption etc.
  • Industry Statistics
    Conduct quick and easy comparative analysis of market values, volumes, and forecasts for over 120 industry sectors and 50 countries.
  • Consumer data analytics
    Market data and projections (consumption, market and brand shares etc.) for 150 categories of consumer goods, including drinks, food, household appliances, and personal care, across 64 countries/ regions since 1999.



Statista ia a statistic portal that provides statistics and other data on countries and a wide range of topics.
The statistics are collected from freely available sources such as the World Bank, the US Census Bureau and the IMF, and from "protected" sources, where Statista typically retrieves data from press releases etc.  To each statistical information you find detailed background information such as source and date specification, information on the applied methods and key words. The latter you can use for additional searches.



Statistics by Country and Region

In the United States, there is not a single central statistics agency. The federal statistical system is decentralized and consists of 13 "principal agencies", whose main purpose is to collect and disseminate statistics. In addition, there are more than 100 agencies in departmens, all of which are involved in collecting data and producing statistics for their specific area.

Country Statistics - various resources

OECD Statistics on Measuring Globalisation

The measuring globalization statistics provide comprehensive data on the industrial activity (manufacturing, service) of multinationals in OECD. It covers variables such as production, employment, research and trade, inward as well as outward investment. It also includes some international trade indicators that provide cross-disciplinary background information.


Use Google to find statistics and data. It's also helpful in identifying possible sources for the data i.e. who would collect this data and make it available.

  • Example searches:
    organic produce prices
    voter turnout data

Use the site filter to narrow to government website (.gov) results:

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