International Monetary Fund (IMF) portal to data sources. Includes statistical series like International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, World Economic Outlook, Government Finance Statistics, etc.
The World Bank's DataBank "is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics." You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and save, embed, and download data.
Access to all the World Bank's economic, social, population, and development data. The Data Catalog link lists all the available datasets. The By Country tool allows users to view and download data for each country by topic for multiple years. Some datasets of interest to the St. Mary's community include: Exporter Dynamics Database, International Debt Statistics, Millennium Development Goals, World Development Indicators, and the World Development Report.
Data about EU member countries, candidate countries, and the EFTA from the statistical office of the European Union. Statistics from 9 "themes" including general/regional, economy/finance, population/social conditions, industry/trade, agriculture/fisheries, external trade, transport, environment/energy, and science/technology.
The Internal Labour Organization's "central statistics database ... the primary source for cross-country statistics on the labour market. The database contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies."
A large central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. Includes a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, and OECD. A commercial site with an easy user interface that gets researchers quickly to informative data.
OECD portal to data on a variety of topics. Includes data for OECD member countries. Topics include agriculture, development, economy, education, energy, environment, government, health, technology, and jobs.
"The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of close to 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the present."