Contains demographic, economic and marketing statistics on over 200 countries, including historical and forecast data. Lifestyle indicators such as disposable income, consumer expenditure trends, eating and drinking habits, home ownership statistics and health data. In-depth analysis for consumer, industrial and service sectors. 1977 to present
Sources for Financial, Social and Political Environment Data
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning international sales strategies to succeed in the global marketplace. Country Commercial Guides will be most helpful.
Measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom in five broad areas: size of government: expenditures, taxes, and enterprises; legal structure and security of property rights; access to sound money; freedom to trade internationally; and regulation of credit, labor, and business.
Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–189. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.
Measures the three main dimensions of globalization:economic, social, and political, and calculates an index of globalization from those factors. You can query the data online, download graphs and download data.
Compares regulation of foreign direct investment around the world. It presents quantitative indicators on economies' laws, regulations, and practices affecting how foreign companies invest across sectors, start businesses, access industrial land, and arbitrate commercial disputes.