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OECD iLibrary provides electronic access to books, periodicals and statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.
Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe
World Trade Organization
Detailed statistics on key infrastructure services (transportation, telecommunications, finance and insurance) for selected economies; time series of international trade statistics
United Nations Statistical Databases
Access to the UN Commodity Trade Statistics database, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online, National Accounts and various demographic databases.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Covers international trade, economic trends, foreign direct investment, population and labor force, commodities, information economy and maritime transport dating back to 1948 in many cases
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Provides access to statistics related to economic and social development in the Latin American and Caribbean region
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistical Database (FAOSTAT)
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Access to cross-country statistics on the labour market; contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies.
Provides direct and free of charge online access to all its statistical databases and associated electronic publications. The Eurostat database is updated twice a day and covers the European Union, EU member states, the Euro Zone, Candidate Countries and EFTA States.
Provides direct online access to all its statistical databases and associated electronic publications.
Find direct links to statistics produced by the regional government departments and agencies