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Exchange Rates

Internet Resources

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES (FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD)
Current and historical exchanges rates.

STAT-USA / GLOBUS & NTDB (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Current, weekly and monthly exchange rates.

THE UNIVERSAL CURRENCY CONVERTER
Interactive currency conversions.

OANDA 164 CURRENCY CONVERTER
Daily exchange rates for 164 currencies since January 1, 1990.

OZFOREX FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES
Charts and research reports on the foriegn currency market.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Exchange rates for selected currencies, updated twice daily.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

CENTRAL BANKS
Countries' central banks from Yahoo!

Print Resources

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Published monthly with an annual Yearbook. Provides exchange rates for IMF member countries.
PERIODICALS (MONTHLY)
REF HG 61 .I57 (YEARBOOK)

EXCHANGE ARRANGEMENTS AND EXCHANGE RESTRICTIONS
Published annually by the IMF. Provides detailed information on exchange arrangements and restrictions for IMF member countries.
REF K 4440 .A13 I57

WALL STREET JOURNAL
See the "Currency Trading" box in the "Money & Investing" section.
PERIODICALS

THE ECONOMIST
See the section on indicators at the back of each issue.
PERIODICALS

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or Gross National Product (GNP)

Internet Resources

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ECONOMIC & TRADE POLICY PUBLICATIONS
See the COUNTRY COMMERCIAL GUIDES and COUNTRY REPORTS ON ECONOMIC POLICY AND TRADE PRACTICES.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

Print Resources

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Published monthly with an annual Yearbook. Provides data for IMF member countries.
PERIODICALS (MONTHLY)
REF HG 61 .I57 (YEARBOOK)

STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES
Published at the end of each year. See the section on Comparative International Statistics. Useful for historical data.
REF HA 202 .U65

Trade Statistics

Internet Resources

STAT-USA / GLOBUS & NTDB (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Trade statistics, country and market research. Trade Library includes sources on international trade. Directions: Click on Trade Library button at top of GLOBUS & NTDB page.

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Current edition available on Web. See the Statistical Appendices for Foreign Trade data.

INFONATION
Trade statistics from the Member States of the United Nations.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA
URL: http://www.worldbank.org/data/

TradePort
Premier online resource for comprehensive information and links to global trade assistance centers throughout California. Also useful information for non-Californians.

US Agricultural Key Topics: Trade

Commodity & Country Classifications:

DIRECTION OF TRADE STATISTICS

Published quarterly with an annual Yearbook. For 182 countries, value of merchandise imports and exports by trading partners.
PERIODICALS (QUARTERLY)
REF HF 91 .I65 (YEARBOOK)

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Exchange rates for IMF member countries.
PERIODICALS (MONTHLY)
REF HG 61 .I57 (YEARBOOK)

STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES
See the section on Comparative International Statistics. Useful for historical data.
REF HA 202 .U65

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
See statistical appendices of this annual IMF report for data on Foreign Trade.
HC 10 .W7979

Interest Rates

Internet Resources

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Current edition available on Web. See Statistical Appendices for interest rates data.

Print Resources

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Data for IMF member countries.
PERIODICALS (MONTHLY)
REF HG 61 .I57 (YEARBOOK)

THE ECONOMIST
See the section on indicators at the back of each issue.
PERIODICALS

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
See statistical appendices of this annual IMF report for interest rates data.
HC 10 .W7979

Prices, Production and Labor

Internet Resources

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Current edition of this IMF report available on Web. See Statistical Appendices for data on Prices, Productivity and Labor.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

FAOSTAT (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations)
International production, price, and trade statistics on food, fisheries, and related areas.

International Labour Organization
See also Key Indicators of Labour Market (International Labour Organization) for global employment statistics.

Print Resources

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Exchange rates for IMF member countries.
PERIODICALS (MONTHLY)
REF HG 61 .I57 (YEARBOOK)

THE ECONOMIST
See section on indicators at back of each issue.
PERIODICALS

OECD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Annex Tables provide Consumer Prices, Labor and other data for OECD member countries.
REF HC 10 .018

STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES
Published at the end of each year. See the section on Comparative International Statistics. Useful for historical data.
REF HA 202 .U65

EUROPEAN MARKETING DATA AND STATISTICS
Provides Consumer Prices and many more statistics on the countries of the European Union.
REF HA 1107 .E87

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
See statistical appendices of this annual IMF report (with occasional updates) for data on Prices, Productivity and Labor.
HC 10 .W7979

Demographic Statistics

Internet Resources

CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
Statistics on population, economics, defense, and government for nations of the world.

ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)

UNITED NATIONS (UN)
Economic, legal, social and humanitarian information about countries of the world.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

EarthTrends: the Environmental Information Portal
Economics, business, environment, energy, water, population, health, and human well-being. Data Tables, Country Profiles, articles (under Features), and Searchable Database to build statistical tables. From World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank.

Print Resources

STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES
See section on Comparative International Statistics. Useful for historical data.
REF HA 202 .U65

EUROPEAN MARKETING DATA AND STATISTICS
Provides Consumer Prices and many more statistics on the countries of the European Union.
REF HA 1107 .E87

WORLD ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY
REF HC 59.A169

Balance of Payments

Internet Resources

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Current edition of this IMF report available on Web. See Statistical Appendices.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

Print Resources

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS STATISTICS YEARBOOK
From the IMF; contains balance of payments and international investment position.
REF HG 3882 .B34

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
See statistical appendices of this annual IMF report.
HC 10 .W7979

Government Finance and External Debt

Internet Resources

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Current edition of this IMF report available on Web. See Statistical Appendices.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

Print Resources

GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS YEARBOOK
Detailed data on revenue, grants, expenditure, lending, financing and debt of central governments.
REF HJ 101 .G68

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
From the World Bank. "Analysis and Summary Tables" volume has analysis, commentary and information on recent international finance for developing countries. "Country Tables" volume has statistical tables on external debt of 138 countries.
REF HJ 8899 .W672

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
See statistical appendices of this annual IMF report.
HC 10 .W7979

Competitiveness Indicators

Internet Resources

WORLD COMPETITIVENESS ONLINE
Profiles of each country's ability to sustain competitiveness.

INNOVATE AMERICA (Council on Competitiveness)
Data Central has up-to-date economic data on important competitiveness issues, highlighting economic strengths and vulnerabilities.

Global Stock Market Indices

Internet Resources

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION
See Emerging Markets Data Base for information on stock markets in the developing world.

CNN FINANCIAL NEWS - WORLD STOCK MARKETS
Updated after each exchange closes.

WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT DATA

Print Resources

THE ECONOMIST
See the section on indicators at the back of each issue.
PERIODICALS

STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES
Published at the end of each year. See the section on Comparative International Statistics. Useful for historical data.
REF HA 202 .U65

Sources of Additional Information

Internet Resources

INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS
Current edition of this IMF annual report available on Web.

INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL AGENCIES
Statistical Agencies of other countries are often excellent sources of data. List of U.S. and International Statistical Agencies (with links), provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

INTERNATIONAL DATA BASE (IDB)
Maintained by U.S. Census Bureau

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES ON THE WWW
Links from the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Country information including economic statistics from CountryWatch, Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Insight, and Emerging Markets Monitor.

Virtual International Business & Economic Sources
Over 1,600 links to international business and economic information. Includes full-text articles and research reports, statistical tables and graphs; and links to related business sources.

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