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Country Statistical & Background Data
Country Background Notes
U.S. State Department--facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations for countries of the world.
Excellent news magazine reporting on economies of the worlds countries.
Federal Reserve Board: Statistics
Federal Reserve statistical releases and historical data have been divided into two pages: Statistics and Historical Data and Surveys and Reports. This page now also includes links to data previously published as part of the discontinued Statistical Supplement.
From Michigan State University a web-portal with worldwide links to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Good source for country specific information including economic, political and social data.
View statistics and profiles of individual countries including their maps and flags, use correlation reports and scatterplots to find relationships between variables, and refer to fully integrated encyclopedia with over one million articles.
The World Bank
See tabs for Countries and Data & Research.
NOTE: Great source of international data (economic, social, trade) but less so for financial.
World Economic Outlook Database (IMF)
Find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups.