International Statistics

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 55 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts.

Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA’s World Factbook is a rich and well-organized source of basic information about countries of the world.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

The OECD Factbook provides international data and comparisons across economic, environmental, and social areas with hundreds of specific topics for OECD countries.  It is richly presented with maps, charts, and downloadable tables.

The World Bank

The World Bank site includes international statistics data on a large number of topics including: the effectiveness of development aid; demographic and social indicators; economic conditions; international trade; the environment; public finance; and, the financial sector. Most data are collected at the national level.

United Nations

The UN Statistics Division provides data on economic conditions and organization, energy production and use, demographics, the status of women, and development of international statistical systems.  Most important these data are produced and displayed so as to allow international comparisons.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service tracks international trends in the production, distribution, and international trade of agricultural, forestry, fishing, and textile products.  The site also includes quarterly forecasts of U.S. exports and weekly export estimates. 

U.S. Department of State, Passport Statistics

Complementing Homeland Security’s data on visas, the Department of State tracks passports applied for, issued, and in circulation.  The number of passports issued is available at the state level.  The Dept. of Statealso collects information on international adoptions and the death. 

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