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International Business Research Guide

Statistics & Data

Country Comparison: Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) CIA World Factbook

Eurostat: Your Key to European Statistics

Food & Agriculture Organization Statistics
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries, land and water resources and use, climate, environment, population, gender, nutrition, poverty, rural development, education and health as well as many others.
   • FAO Statistical Yearbook  2004-   online
   • FAOSTAT  -  "Time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries."

globalEDGE Tools and Data by Michigan State University

International Monetary Fund
Statistics and reports on the economies, finances, and trade of member countries.
   • IMF eLibrary Data, Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

International Labour Organization
Statistics and reports on labor, such as minimum wage and employment trends.
   • Statistics and Databases

OECD.stat
Data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies.

UNData

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNCTADStat

U.N./WTO International Trade Centre
  • Trade Statistics

ITC’s mission is to enable small-business export success by connecting small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and transition economies to the global trading system. - See more at: http://www.intracen.org/itc/about/#sthash.lp2tQFDc.dpuf
ITC’s mission is to enable small-business export success by connecting small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and transition economies to the global trading system. - See more at: http://www.intracen.org/itc/about/#sthash.lp2tQFDc.dpuf
ITC’s mission is to enable small-business export success by connecting small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries and transition economies to the global trading system. - See more at: http://www.intracen.org/itc/about/#sthash.lp2tQFDc.dpuf

U.S. Census Bureau
   • Foreign Trade - Import & export statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau-U.S.A. Trade Online
A dynamic data tool that gives users access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data. 
Free, but you need to sign up for a free account.

U.S. International Trade Administration - Trade Data and Analysis

 U.S. International Trade Commission
   DataWeb
     International trade statistics and U.S. tariff data. Free, but requires online registration to use.

World Bank Data
   World Development Indicators

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Data.gov

FRED Economic Data: St. Louis Fed
• International Economic Trends (Quarterly)
• Monetary Trends (Monthly)
• National Economic Trends (Monthly)
• U.S. Financial Trends (Weekly)

Statistical Abstract of the United States 1878-2012
In the Library: Lower Level HA202.U5