This section provides international economic, and trade data and statistics. These sources include country, regional and global data. The global data and statistical resources listed consist of data from government agencies, academic and independent research institutions, and international organizations. China and U.S. statistical sources are also included.
External Debt Statistics. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 2003 Edition:
Online data from the Joint External Debt Hub
LC Call Number: HJ8899 .E963
LC Catalog Record: 87658141
This annual report presents comprehensive statistics on the gross external debt
of 171 developing countries and countries in transition. The Joint External Debt Hub web site brings together external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources from the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank (WB).
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U.S. Trade Deficit & China
U.S. & China Currency Policies
Oil Prices & U.S. Trade Deficits
Hanjin company container ship (Port of Vancouver)
Courtesy of Joseph Sams.
International Financial Statistics. Washington : International Monetary Fund, 1948-
LC Call Number: HG3881 .I626
LC Catalog Record: 49022514
Publisher description: A monthly publication that serves as a source of international
statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most
countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international
payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity,
money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government
accounts, and national accounts. Information is presented in country tables and in tables of
area and world aggregates. The IMF also publishes an annual version, International
Financial Statistics Yearbook.
International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual. New York: Dept. of
Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, United Nations, 2004.
LC Call Number: HF1379 .I597 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004301842
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Publisher description: A compilation trade statistics that also serves as a
guide to users who wish to better understand the nature of trade data. The Manual discusses
in detail the conceptual and institutional framework of data collection, the sources of data,
methods of data compilation, and data dissemination, reconciliation and exchange.
International Trade Statistics. Geneva: The World Trade Organization. (Annual)
Online edition: http://www.wto.org/english/res%5Fe/statis%5Fe/its2005_e/its2005_e.pdf
[PDF Format: 4.2 MB/
LC Call Number: HF1371 .I584
LC Catalog Record: 2001252309
Annual publication that provides a compilation of world trade statistics and data,
broken down by country, region, and sector. World trade developments, prospects and
long-terms trends are also discussed in the publication.
International Statistics Yearbook. New York: Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs,
Statistics Division, United Nations. (Annual)
LC Call Number: HF91 .U473
LC Catalog Record: 86648144
Publisher description: Provides basic information on the external trade of
individual countries. The yearbook includes the value of trade, and volume price, the
importance of trading partners and significance of the exporting and importing of individual
World Economic Outlook: A Survey by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund.
Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund.
Online Edition: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2006/01/index.htm
LC Call Number: HC10 .W7979
LC Catalog Record: 84640155
Publisher description: The World Economic Outlook presents the IMF staff's
analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country
groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries.
This publication is also available online from the IMF web site.
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Asian Development Bank
The site offers information on the policies and programs of the Asian Development Bank, which has a mission to reduce poverty in the Asia and Pacific region. The site also includes links to ADB publications as well as statistical data..
China International Economic and Arbitration Commission
As the most important permanent arbitration institution in China CIETAC serves as an independent body that resolves economic and trade disputes by means of arbitration and conciliation (mediation). The web site contains news and conventions on Trade and Development organizations.
China National Bureau of Statistics
The official government agency of China responsible for compiling and recording
national statistics. The site is in Chinese with a link to the English version.
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
The web site provides a quality economic research and contributes to economic policy
discussions while expanding the frontier of economic knowledge around the globe in the areas
of money and banking, macroeconomics, and international and regional economics.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The site offers a variety of publications and working papers on economic policy and current issues in economics and finance produced by the economists of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Federal Reserve System. Statistics & Historical Data
The official site of the Federal Reserve Board provides publications and
educational resources as well as statistical releases and historical data..
International Monetary Fund Data and Statistics
"The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available."
International Trade Administration. Tradestats Express.
Offers access to online trade datasets. Users may retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download customized output for U.S. national merchandise exports, imports, trade balances and U.S. state and regional exports of merchandise.
OECD Statistics Portal
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Statistics Portal provides wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries through its products such as OECD.Stat Extracts, OECD Factbook, Country Statistical Profiles, etc. Much of the data can be freely accessed on this web site and a lot more is available on subscription basis onsite at the Library of Congress.
U.S. Bureau of Census. Foreign Trade Data
This web site provides statistical data on U.S. international trade, state trade, U.S. trade in goods by country, country and product trade data and offers links to other foreign trade
USA Trade Online
Provides access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities; monthly and annual trade statistics at the district and port level, as well as state exports
World Trade Organization (WTO): International Trade and Tariff Data
This web page provides access to a statistics database with interactive access to the most up-to-date WTO trade statistics; the annual International Trade Statistics publication; comprehensive tariff data as well as country trade profiles, regular statistical reports and working papers. Links to national statistical offices, other national sources, international organizations and other
statistics and economic information can also be found here.
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