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BUS5 268: Managing Across Cultures

A guide to help with your international business research

Statistics

Data and Statistics

  • DataGov: Governance Indicators Database  
      
      
    Provides publicly available governance indicators by country or by region. It contains approximately 400 governance indicators grouped within five categories: Democratic system, market system, public management, rule of law, and socioeconomic indicators.
  • Eurostat  
      
      
    Website of the Statistical Office of the European Communities, providing extensive statistical data and publications on EU countries. Browse or search and download predefined data and tables focused on: EU policy indicators; general and regional statistics; economy and finance; population and social conditions; industry, trade and services; agriculture and fisheries; external trade; transport; environment and energy; and, science and technology.
  • International Trade Administration  
      
      
    An abundance of information for U. S. exporters on trade and industry statistics, market data, and export and import data and procedures.
  • International Labor Statistics: Ilostat  
      
      
    Data and metadata on labor statistics for over 200 countries or territories. Statistics are arranged by topic, country, or ILO publication. Country annual statistical data are available from 1999-2008, and include economically active population by industry and occupation, total employment by occupation, unemployment by economic activity, hours of work by economic activity, wages in manufacturing, and much more. Site is managed by the International Labour Office (ILO) Department of Statistics.
  • OECD Stat Extracts  
      
      
    Easy access to data and metadata for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and selected member countries, using four search methods. Search by: Keyword (with terms such as: Education, Finance, GDP, Health, Income, Prices, Population, or Trade), Theme, Country (via selection of key indicators in latest annual, Country Statistical Profiles), or by accessing your saved queries under “Browse Queries.”
  • OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web  
      
      
    This site, maintained at the University of Auckland Library, provides links to official organizations around the world that provide "freely and easily accessible" current statistical data (and some time series). Arrangement is by country, region, and subject. Statistical sources cover vital statistics, industries, trade, economics, labor, energy, tourism, health, crime, education, social indicators, and more.
  • United States Census: Statistical Abstract Series 
      
      
    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics, primarily on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. For foreign country data, see Foreign Commerce and Aid (Section 28) for statistics on exports & imports, foreign aid, foreign investment, and international transactions. See International Statistics (Section 30) for comparative international statistics by topic (agricultural production, economy, labor force, trade, vital statistics, and more).
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Main Publications  
    Major reports on economic development, global finances, and investments, with statistical data and key information about countries worldwide. From UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • UNdata: A World of Information  
      
      
    United Nations statistical databases (32 in all, at last count) are accessible through a single entry point. These databases, tables and glossaries contain over 60 million data points and a wide range of themes, such as Agriculture, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Tourism, Trade, and Millennium Development Goals indicators.
  • World Inflation  
      
      
    Develop a customized chart of world inflation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland site. Choose a Source (compare up to four countries or regions) and Frequency (monthly, quarterly, or yearly). View the chart or download data for 1990-today.