acknowledges the efforts made by University of Maryland Library in collating the
useful resources concerning the statistical information and provides the
Hyperlink to its Web site
|Sources of International
Statistics on the Internet |
US Government Sources
of Arms Control Reports
Department of State. Reports from the Arms
Control and Security Agency (ACDA) Reports, including World Military
Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT).
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
International Accounts Data
Statistics on balance and payments,
imports and exports, investment position, foreign direct investment in the US,
and US direct investment abroad.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
International Price Indexes
Includes times series, historical tables,
and news releases.
- Bureau of Transportation
International transportation statistics including Latin
American Transportation Fact Sheets, International Air Passenger and Freight
Statistics, and International Travel and Tourism Statistics.
- CIA World
Annual publication of country profiles and statistics.
- Economic Research Service
Special Topic Briefing Rooms
Department of Agriculture site with links
to country and regional information, commodity market analysis, and other
international agricultural data.
Data may be searched by individual
- Federal Reserve
Current and historical data on foreign exchange rates.
- FEDSTATS Agencies Page
Links to federal agencies represented on the Interagency Council on
- Foreign Agricultural Service
Department of Agriculture site with statistical reports and "Hot Country
- Foreign Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics data series.
- Foreign Trade
US Census Bureau. Country-commodity trade data, trade
balances with partner countries, and monthly lists of top trading partners.
- International Trade Administration
Office of Trade and Economic Analysis site has links to information to the
US Industry and Trade Outlook, US Foreign Trade Highlights, and Global Data
- International Data
US Census Bureau's computerized data bank containing
statistical tables of demographic, and socioeconomic data for all countries of
- Library of Congress
Online, searchable access to the Library of Congress'
Country Studies/Area Handbooks of 100 countries.
- National Center for
Links to tables about international educational
- National Science
Full-text publications on international resources for
science and technology.
- USA Trade Center
Commerce site links to Business Information Services for the Newly Independent
States (BISNIS), Central and East European Business Information Center
(CEEBIC), and (MDBO) Multilateral Development Bank Operations.
- US Census Bureau World
Population profiles, estimates, and growth
- US Geological Survey
Minerals information by country and international commodity statistics.
- US International Trade
Data sets from multilateral, country and regional sources.
State Department Background Information on Countries of the World
Demographic, political, and historical profiles of countries including
Country Commercial Guides.
- Argentina: National
Institute of Statistics and Census
Site with statistics, statistical
maps, and economic indicators.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics WWW
Australia's official statistical organization.
- Bank of
Monetary and Financial Statistics Division site.
Canadian industrial data presented using tables
and graphs of 230 Canadian manufacturing industries plus information on growth
trends and public equity financing.
- Census of India
online and vital statistics information.
- China Statistical
Statistics from the Chinese National Bureau of
- Deutsche Bundesbank
Central Bank of Germany site provides a wide range of economic statistics.
server for the European Union.
- European Central Bank
press releases, Monthly Bulletin, Euro exchange rate information,
payment/cross border collateral statistics, and Euro area statistics download
Statistical Office of the European Communities.
- French National
Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)
version of the site offers limited access to data, for full access, go to the
original French version.
- German Federal
Includes links to the Federal Health Monitoring
System and the Federal Institute for Population Research.
- Indian Department of Statistics
National Accounts, Index of Industrial Production, National Survey of
Industries, Consumer Price Index, Social Statistics, Vital Rates, Economic
Census, and other social statistics.
US Census Bureau site with links to official
foreign statistical agencies, with notes on languages available at each site.
- Israeli Central Bureau of
Links to a wide range of statistical data.
- Japanese Statistics Bureau
and Statistics Center
Statistical compendia, economic and financial
data, and population information.
- Mozambique: National
Institute of Statistics
Macro-economic indicators, Consumer Price
Index, Statistics by Sector, 1997 Census Results, and the 1997 Demographic and
Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics of Mexico
geographic, demographic and economic data.
Statistical Agencies and Offices
Penn State web site with an
alphabetical country listing and a clickable map.
- Palestinian Central Bureau of
Demographic, economic, social and environmental statistics.
- Russian Statistical Agency
to Russia's Current Statistical Survey, and "Handbook Russia" for 1999 and
Statistics about the Dutch economy and society.
- Statistics South Africa
Economic Indicators, Population Census, and other statistical reports.
- Turkey State Institute
Links to economic, financial, social, and women's
indicators and statistics.
- United Kingdom Office for
Census information, educational information, and
"United Kingdom in Figures."
- FAOSTAT Statistics Database
and Agriculture Organization of the UN Contains over 1 million time-series
records covering international statistics on food production and aid, trade,
land use and irrigation, forest and fishery products, population, agricultural
machinery, and fertilizer and pesticides.
Labour Organization (ILO)
Child Labour statistics and selected
full-text articles from the "Bulletin of Labour Statistics."
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The most recent "World Economic Outlook," Staff Country Reports, Annual
Report, IMF Working Papers, Summary of Disbursements and Repayments, and IMF
United Nations site with statistical data on UN member states'
geographies, economies, populations, and social indicators.
- United Nations
Links to UN news,
statistics, agencies and programs, and information about member states and UN
- United Nations Children's Fund
Statistics on mortality, immunization, child malnutrition,
adult literacy, water supply, sanitation, iodized salt use, and net primary
enrollments and enrollments by gender, plus the full-text version of The State
of the World's Children 1996.
- United Nations Development
Human Development Report, Human Development Index,
Gender-Related Development Index, and Gender Empowerment Measure.
- United Nations
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Full-text version of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the
- UN Economic Commission for
Statistical Division site with "Trends in Europe and North
America," "Timber Database," and "Gas Centre Database."
- United Nations Environmental Programme
Global Resource Information Database.
- UNESCO Statistics
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Seventeen selected
tables from the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, World Education Indicators, and a
database with other educational, cultural, and scientific statistics and other
selected publications which may be downloaded from their site.
- UN High Commissioner for
Statistical reports on refugees including data on
asylum seeking and the demographics of refugee populations.
- UN Statistics
Free access to selected portions of UN Statistical
Publications such as the Demographics Yearbook and Statistics and Indicators
on the World's Women.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Statistical Information System
Available data include health
statistics, mortality statistics, and the "Weekly Epidemiological Record."
- World Bank Development Data
Includes World Development Reports, quick reference tables, Gas and Diesel
Price Databank, Global Development Finance, and selected tables from World
Development Indicators 1999.
- World Trade
Trade statistics site with up-to-date aggregate
developments in world trade.
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Links to individual economy reports and economic indicators for
its twenty-one member nations.
- Bank for International
Publications which can be downloaded include the Annual
Report, "Quarterly Review: International Banking and Financial Market
Developments," "BIS Consolidated International Banking Statistics," and "Joint
BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank Statistics on External Debt."
Trade statistics tables.
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern
COMESA in Figures page has links to economic, trade,
and population statistics.
Statistics and Quantitative Analysis Unit site has
searchable databases and statistical tables, graphs, and reports.
Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies in Europe, North
America and Australia (IGC)
Participating states' asylum data.
- International Coffee Organization
Trade, production, and price statistics.
Parline Database can be searched for electoral statistics on
- Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD)
economic, educational, energy, environmental, financial, health, public
sector, science and technology, and social policy statistics.
Search Engines & Metasites
- African Studies
Links to African web sites and "Facts on Africa."
- Asian Studies
WWW Virtual Library
Extensive set of links divided by region or
Central and East European Legal, Political, Business, and Economics WWW
- CIESIN Center for International Earth
Science Information Network
Based at Columbia University, the site
offers a wide range of data free of charge for personal and noncommercial use.
- Electronic Resource
University of Chicago site which houses the archived
electronic documents from the US State Department website and US Arms Control
and Disarmament Agency.
(Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity)
Links to sources of
information on individual countries including news sources and articles, NGOs
- Inter-University Consortium for
Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
"Access to the world's largest
archive of computerized social science data."
- Penn World Table
accounts economic time series for many countries from the Center for
International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Political Database of the
"Provides documentary and statistical political information
on Latin America."
- Population Index on the Web
"A searchable and browsable database containing 41,103 abstracts of
demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986 -
- REENIC-Russian and East
European Network Information Center
Searchable site with a Country
- United Nations
Yale University site "is a collection of texts,
finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic
information. Subject coverage includes disarmament, economic and social
development, environment, human rights, international relations, international
trade, peacekeeping, and population and demography."
- University of California Institute on
Global Conflict and Cooperation
Many links to sources on a wide range
International Business and Economics Sources (VIBES)
UNC-Charlotte which "provides over 1,500 links to Internet sources of
international business and economic information that are in English and
available free of charge."
- WWW Virtual
Library-Demography & Population Studies
"172 links to demographic
information facilities worldwide."
In boolean searching, can narrow by domain (i.e.
+"population statistics" and Ecuador and domain:edu)
- FEDSTATS Search Page
Allows full-text or title and keyword searching of the entire site, or by
Searchable by language, domain, or country.
- HotBot Top Level
List of domains and country codes which can be used in Advance
almanac with timely data on world events, statistics, geography, countries,
and international relations.
- International Crime
Statistics Link Guide
Links to UN and national sources of crime
statistics by country.
Search results can be
sorted by domain.
Search by language, within domain, or search one of
MSN's international sites in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, or the UK.
- NorthernLight Power
Can limit search by source, language and country.
- PRAXIS Resources
for Social and Economic Development
Archival resources on
international and comparative social and economic information.
Allows searching by domain, country code, and language.
- Social Science Data on the Net
University of California at San Diego site with a search engine and links
to data, data archives, and searchable catalogs of data.
- Statistical Data
Nanyang Technological University site with links to sources
of regional and national statistics.
Resources on the Web
University of Michigan Document Center. Links to
sites on Foreign Governments, Military, Political, Economic, Demographic, and
Foreign Trade and Economics statistics, etc.
- Yahoo! Government:
Alphabetical list of links to government web sites around
Created by Gerri Foudy, for the Online World
Conference 1999 Presentation "Wide, Wide World of Statistics" ©1999.
rights reserved. Revised April 22 2000