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Economic Conditions - Local, State, US, Int'l

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  • globalEDGE - from CIBER at Michigan State Univ. - "country insights" has statistics from 201 countries
    • See also its Resource Desk, and "DIBS" - Database of International Business Statistics (latter requires login, but is free)
  • IMF eLibrary -    From the International Monetary Fund – includes International Financial Statistics and World Economic Outlook
  • International Financial Statistics  - library subscription ; within IMF e-library
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight - summaries of tables in International Index to Statistics (IIS) - many links to full-text
  • UNdata -  from the United Nations.  Select "Databases".  Includes subset of WDI (listed below)
  • United Nations Statistical Yearbook
    • print editions offsite, at LSC:  HA12.5.U63
  • Viewswire - download data (including forecasts) from the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • World Bank Data -  300 indicators available for free - from 1960 onward  (subset of WDI below)
  • World Development Indicators  (World Bank) - WDI - selected tables online
    • tables online via Data Planet Statistical Datasets
    • some years on CD-ROM - offsite, at LSC. Includes historical data.
    • Earlier years in print at: HC59.15.W656c, offsite, at LSC3rd floor
  • World Development Factbook  (Euromonitor) - offsite, at LSC -  Reference - HC59.15 W675
  • World Economic Outlook  (IMF)  monthly statistics online; earlier offsite, at LSCt: HC10.W7979
  • World Factbook (CIA) - key statistics on the economy for 266 countries
  • OECD iLibrary - Select "Statistics" tab - info. of OECD member countries - demographics, health, and more.

            For reports, can browse by theme (science and technology, transport, etc.)