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CIA World Factbook
The place to go for country-by-country snapshots of the world we live in today (topics covered include demographics, language, economy and society trends). Somewhat surprisingly, for a site provided by an organization renowned for its secrecy, the site is open and easy to navigate.

Fee-based information provider offers geopolitical and economic surveys for a large number of countries, as well as breaking international news and analysis.

globalEDGE™ Resource Desk
Very well-maintained site by the Michigan State University's International Business Resource Desk that features exhaustive resources on all aspects of international business and global trade on the Web. Covers governments, statistics, news, travel, cultures, finance, and trade. Contains information on the business climate, political structure, history, and statistical data from over 201 countries. Includes regional and country-specific links in addition to a general overview of each geographic area.  

The Internationalist: Business Information
Organized by country, with extensive links to international business, financial information, legal resources, news, and more. Countries covered stretch from Andorra to Yemen.

International Statistical Agencies
For those needing economic, health, and demographic statistics for countries other than America, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers a helpful site. Researchers will find an alphabetized list of every nation in the world and the leading source of statistics in each of the nations. Practically all the data is free, presented in English, and highly organized.

International Trade Statistics
International Trade Statistics by Country and Product - Imports 2001-2008. ITC (International Trade Center) works in t partnership with the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Rutgers University Resources For International Business
Links to websites and databases on international business, including background research, economics, statistics, news, and industries, by nation or region.

"Digital Librarian": Links To World Newspapers
Metadata site with links to directories of newspapers, both American and global. Descriptions of sites cut down the searching time considerably. However, the usefulness of the site is somewhat undermined by sites such as Newslink (see below).

A website with searchable links to details of national, and city newspapers. Organized within geographic areas in such groups as dailies, business papers, campus publications, alternative news, and weeklies. The place to start tracking down who covers what news where.


Industry Canada
Overview of leading Canadian economic indicators. From the main pages links are also available to Canadian business directories, how-to guides to doing business in Canada, and other useful country-specific information.

Statistics Canada
Official site for Canadian Census and other government-produced data and statistics.

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
Brazilian official economic and demographic data and statistics.

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía
Official site for economic, social, and census data for Mexico.

PERU Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI)
Website for official Peruvian statistics. However, like those of several other statistical agencies in the region, the site is not available in English.

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica - Uruguay
Like its Peruvian counterpart, the site for the national statistics agency of Uruguay is not available in English.

While not being an official government source, this site for Venezuelan statistics.

Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
The official site for the statistics agency of Chile. Once again, not available in English.

Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística
Colombian Department for statistics website. Content is not available in English.

  Europe/Middle East

World Advertising Research Center (WARC)
Although global in proclaimed focus, the site's information is dominated by European news. Information is available on marketing communications print, television, radio, cinema, and outdoor media.

Statistik Austria
Official site for Austrian statistics.

Statistics Belgium
Home of Belgium's statistics agency and its reports and data.

Statistics Denmark
Official site for Danish government statistics, both economic and social.

Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) - France
T he French official statistical agency. This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland - Startseite
This site is the English version of the Federal Statistical Office Of Germany

Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.)
This is the English version of the National Statistical Service Of Greece

Central Statistics Office Ireland
The Central Statistics Office Ireland is responsible for the collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State

ISTAT: Italian National Institute Of Statistics
Offical body responsible for statistics in Italy. This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistics Netherlands
Statistics Netherlands publishes official Dutch statistics for use in practice, policymaking and science. Also Dutch regional statistics and historical statistics. The website is in both Dutch and English.

Statistics Norway
Statistics Norway compiles official statistics and analyses social, economic and environmental development in Norway. This site is published in Norwegian and English.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística
Portugal's official home for national statistics. This link is to the English version of the website.

Instituto Nacional de Estadística. (National Statistics Institute Spain)
This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistics Sweden
Statistics Sweden is an administrative agency that is tasked with producing and communicating statistical data. This link is to the English version of the website.

Office for National Statistics (United Kingdom)
This website provides information about the statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Swiss Statistics (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)
The Swiss Federal Statistical Office publishes quantitative information on Switzerland in a multitude of fields. This link is to the English version of the website.

Federal State Statistics Service (Russian Federation)
The system of state statistics covers district, regional and federal levels, as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg. It comprises 89 regional committees and 2,200 district departments. This link is to the English version of the website.

Türkiye Istatistik Kurumu (State Institute Of Statistics - Turkey)
Turkish Statistical Institute compiles and assesses data and information, produces, publishes and disseminates statistics.

Central Bureau Of Statistics (Israel)
Primary location for Israeli government data and statistics.


National Bureau Of Statistics Of China
Official government statistical agency provides a wealth of economic and social material not readily available elsewhere.

Census Of India
Official site of the Indian census bureau and its related data.

India Image
Official gateway to online information from the government of India.

Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik Indonesia)
The data on the website is derived from its comprehensive statistical activities, comprises of periodic information on structure and growth of economy, social change, and development. Those statistics may be derived from its own researches and surveys as well as from other government department as secondary data. This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistics Bureau Of Japan
This website is published by the Statistics Bureau and the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards). This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistics Korea (South Korea)
As a central goverment organization for statistics, the Statistics Korea publishes various economic and social statistics.

National Statistics Office, Philippines
The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics.

TNSO: The National Statistical Office, Kingdom Of Thailand
The NSO is the statistical information center for Thailand. The data available consists not only of data produced by the NSO but that those produced by other government agencies as well. The statistical data collection presented on the English version of the website is only a part of more completed data collection in Thai Version of this website.

Census And Statistics Department: SAR Of Hong Kong (Of People's Republic of China)
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) is the provider of official statistics in Hong Kong. This link is to the English version of the website.

Statistics Singapore
Statistics Singapore collects, compiles and disseminates a wide range of economic, business, household and population data. This link is to the English version of the website.

Ministry of Economic Affairs & Statistics, Government of Pakistan
This website provides data from: Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Organization, and Agricultural Census Organization. This link is to the English version of the website.

Department of Statistics Malaysia
The Department of statistics malaysia's responsibility is to collect, interpret and disseminate latest and real time statistics in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development. This link is to the English version of the website.


StatsOnline (Statistics South Africa)
Official home of South African government data, including the census.


Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Official statistical organization for the Australian government has both data and easily accessed links to other government data sources.

About New Zealand (
Official government portal for information on New Zealand, including published statistics, and political and historical outlines.


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