- The Library

Statistics & Data for Economics
 

        • 30,000 private and public banks
        • 610 non-banking financial institutions
        • Original financial filings in PDF
        • Up to 10 years of financial history (via the platform)
        • 30 years of historical data (via Excel Addin)
        • League tables of top 100 global banks
        • Economic and 3-year forecast data on 110 sovereigns
        • Video demonstrating the use of FitchConnect: searching for banks using a range of variables (4 min 50 sec)

  • ILOSTAT: view & extract labour data & metadata across many countries & terrirtories: data provided by the International Labour Organization
     
  • International Country Risk Guide: Researcher Database T3B: annual averages of components within political risk ratings (Table 3B): coverage from 1984 onwards
     
  • Latinobarometro: Latin American public opinion survey - to change the language, click on the English/Espagnol tab. Statistical information is available via Data Bank, Documents & Publications tabs - you can also use the Latinobarometro to conduct simple online analyses of statistics.  The site also features annual reports. 
     
  • OECD iLibrary: statistics & publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - content includes factbook, selected periodicals, statistical series, STI scoreboard, working papers. OECD has its own range of official support materials including instructional videos    
     
  • Office for National Statistics: the UK's economy, population & society at national/local level: summaries of key areas plus downloadable data into spreadsheets  
     
  • Passport
      PDF User guide
      * Consumer and service markets: detailed reports across 80 countries 
      * Countries: profiles (demographic, economic, political) and country briefings (risk and vulnerability reports)
      * Companies: profiles, market share and brand share rankings 
      * Lifestyle statistics: reports on 76 countries detailing consumer habits and lifestyles 
      * Updated analysis: daily industry and country news.
      * Statistics: international macro-economic and demographic data 
  • Statista: a Google-like search tool for statistics, with facts and figures easily displayed in charts and graphs.

      * Access to 1 million statistics – ready to use in PPT, XLS and PNG formats
      * PowerPoint dossiers on 3000 of the most searched for topics 
      * Very wide range of subjects across many disciplines 
  • UK Data Service: a major resource for UK government, international and longitudinal socio-economic data. Coverage includes the British Crime Survey, British Household Panel Survey, General Household Survey, Labour Force Survey and the World Bank's data.  Further content includes the British Cohort Study, International Social Survey Programme, Millennium Cohort Study, National Statistics Time Series and statistics from the IMF and IEA (International Energy Agency). To access some data, you need to log in/register with UK Data Service. Some datasets restrict access e.g. where commercial usage might be sought, permission could be required or sponsoring organisations may vet publications.   
     

  • UN Comtrade: annual commodity trade statistics provided by UN countries: organised by commodity & partner country and processed into a standard format/valuation; all values are converted into US dollars - data coverage of some countries' data from 1962 onwards
     
  • United Nations Development Programme statistics
     
  • United Nations Statistical Databases: social & economic data - most of which is freely available  
     
  • World Bank Data: includes representations of data in map, chart & graph formats. Access to Commodity Price Statistics Online: monthly free-market prices and price indices starting in January 1960 for selected commodities that concern commodity-dependant countries. Price indices are provided for commodity groups (including food, tropical beverages, vegetable oilseeds and oils, agricultural raw materials, minerals, ores and metals).
     
  • World Development Indicators (WDI): World Bank's annual compilation of development data 1960-2000: time-series indicators for individual countries & groups of countries covering social/economic indicators, education, GNI per capita & population projections - also offers mapping, charting, data export formats & online access to the entire WDI book.
     
  • Zanran: simple search engine which retrieves a wide range of statistics & data