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Economic Statistics: Databases
Guide to sources of economic and financial time series data.
Databases allows you to search for scholarly journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Some databases include the full text. Specialized databases contain economic data, financial data, marketing data or statistical data.
CEIC Database provides time series data for the economy, industrial, finance, real estate, tourism, telecommunication and transport sectors for more than 200 countries in the world, with in-depth data for China and India.
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Datastream is a financial and economic database of Thomson Reuters. It provides current and historical time series data on equities, bonds, indices, unit trusts, investment trusts, bonds, exchange rates, interest rates, commodities, derivatives, and economic data.
Access via Datastream alternatively via WRDS (you will need a WRDS account).
For data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, interest rates, international transactions, and government accounts. Data can be viewed by country, region, or world aggregate with time series for up to 30 years and is updated monthly. Data covering balance of payments, international investments and national accounts are also available. Produced by the International Monetary Fund.
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This is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online portal of aggregated information from its various publications, including books and journals for the following subscribed themes: Economics, Development, Education, Industry and Services, Social Issues/ Migration/Health. Most of the other content can be read online. To find non-OECD information, try a keyword search.
China Statistical Yearbooks Full-text Database (CSYD) is the largest, continuously updated statistical yearbooks full-text database in China. It collects various type of statistical yearbooks including national, regional, industry and enterprise yearbooks.
National Population Census of China (NPCC) is a first-hand material for the study of the condition and periodic evolution of the Chinese population. It includes the 2010 census of population data for the whole country, 31 provinces and centrally administered municipalities.
World Development Indicators
To access the World Development Indicators database, click here.
The Country Statistics Database contains key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics for more than 200 countries. Some indicators available are GDP, Household Income, Household Savings, Transportation.
Use this database to gain access to analyst reports and forecasts for both economic and political aspects. It covers countries including emerging economies of India, Vietnam, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. The reports, updated regularly, examine and explain issues shaping the countries, including the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments. Includes access to the annually updated EIU Country Profiles.
Use this database if you are looking for global market indicators and forecasts covering 1990 to 5 years forward. Data is available for macroeconomic indicators, demography, income, consumer goods, financial services and labor productivity. Also available are EIU ratings for business risk, country credit risk, politics, institutions and regulations. The old interface may still be accessed here.
Access this database for company and industry information, macroeconomic analysis, financial markets data, merges and acquisitions, forecasts and news for over 70 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa & the Middle East. Includes some information on private companies. Many news sources are in the local language. It also contains some analyst reports.
ISI Emerging Markets
Passport, previously known as GMID, is produced by Euromonitor. It is an integrated database providing key business intelligence on countries, markets, and consumers. It focuses on fast moving consumer goods and provides users with historical statistics, forecasts, analysis of consumer lifestyles, brand and company information, and full-text market analysis. Guide on How Do I use Passport is available.
Introduction to CEIC
Passportis a global market research database. Besides providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide, it contains economic time series data for more than 100 countries. This video provides an example of how one can retrieve economic data from the Passport database. The economic variable chosen is wage per hour in manufacturing.