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Statistical Information: Global

Here you will find lists of general and subject-specific statistical sources available at HKUST Library and on the Internet. Arrangement is by region and country.



These are reference titles and databases that provide background statistical information

國際統計年鑑 = International statistical yearbook
            (E-Resource & Multiple Locations HA154 .K85)
GlobalEDGE Database on International Business (DIBS)
Created & maintained by Michigan State University, it provides 5000+ variables for 200+ countries from mid-1990's to the present; free for academic use; registration required..
National Statistical Offices
            Links to national statistical offices and bureaus across the world, maintained by the United Nations.
Pocket world in figures
  (E-Resources & Multiple Locations HA155 .P63)
Political risk yearbook... [individual country report]

Statistical yearbook

United Nations Statistical Databases
          View and download data from the UN's Statistics division. Go to "unrestricted access".
The World almanac and book of facts.

         (E-Resource and Multiple Locations AY67.N5 W7)
World Bank Open Data
         Provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources. These resources include databases,
         pre-formatted tables and reports. Database highlights include: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance,
         Millennium Development Indicators and Global Economic Monitor. Users can browse data by countries, indicators, topics or
         data sources.
The World factbook


Agriculture & Environment

FAO yearbook. Production.
(HD1421 .P76)
Provides access to over 3 million time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for 200 countries and over 200 primary products and inputs.
GEO-3 Data Compendium
Includes datasets from the Global Environmental Outlook project, covering the years 1972-2002.
OECD-FAO agricultural outlook
(E-Resources HD1401 .A338)
UNSD Environmental Indicators
Maintained by the United Nations, this site provides indicators on water and waste, air pollution, climate change and land use.

Economy, Industry & Labor

The CRB commodity yearbook
(Multiple Locations HG6046 .C73)
The Global competitiveness report
(Multiple Locations HF1414 .G559)
Global Economic Monitor
A World Bank service, it provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily.
International marketing data and statistics
(Multiple Locations HA154 .I56)
International yearbook of industrial statistics
(Multiple Locations HC10 .I68)
LaborStat Internet
Allows you to view and download labor data for 200+ countries, provided by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Labour force statistics
(Multiple Locations HD5764.A6 O58)
Main economic indicators
(Multiple Locations HC21 .O68)
Market share reporter
(Multiple Locations HF5410 .M35)
OECD iLibrary
The World economic factbook
(Reference HC59.15 .W67)
This database provides volume and value sales statistics for consumer, industrial and services markets across 82 countries worldwide. It also provides a wide range of data on business enterprise including consumer market sizes, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands as well as market research reports, country profiles and socio- economic statistics. It incorporates the data previously found in World Consumer Markets
Year-book of labour statistics
(Multiple Locations HD4826 .Y433)


Energy Statistics
Provided by the Statistics Division of the United Nation, and covers 190+ countries.
Energy statistics yearbook
(Multiple Locations HD9502.A1 Y42)
IEA Energy Statistics (limited free access)
Provided by the International Energy Agency, it gives energy statistics for its member countries.


Balance of payments statistics. Yearbook
(Multiple Locations HG3882 .B34)
Global development finance
(Multiple Locations HJ8899 .W672)
Government finance statistics yearbook
(Multiple Locations HJ101 .G68)
International financial statistics
(Reference HG3881 .I626)
International Financial Statistics
It provides all aspects of international and domestic finance, with historical data back to 1948.
International financial statistics yearbook
(Multiple Locations HG3881 .I6267)
The IMD World competitiveness yearbook
(Multiple Locations HF1414 .W67)
Insurance statistics yearbook
(Multiple Locations HG8045 .I57)
Morningstar funds 500
(Reference HG4530 .M664)
Revenue statistics
(Multiple Locations HJ2279 .R48)

Population, Health & Social Conditions

Demographic and Social Statistics Databases and Statistical products
Provides access to data collected and assembled by the UN Statistics Division, including Social Indicators.
Demographic yearbook
(Multiple Locations HA17 .D45)
Human development report
(Multiple Locations HD72 .H85)
Millennium Development Goals Indicators
A free service of the Statistics Division of the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, this database presents 48 social and economic indicators and related series by country and year since 1985.
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
From the World Health Organization (WHO), provides national statistics for 70 core indicators on mortality, morbidity, risk factors, health service coverage, and health systems.
World health statistics annual
(Multiple Locations RA407.A1 W67)
World population profile
(Multiple Locations HA154 .W65 1998)
World population prospects 
Provided by the UN, this database allows you to look at historical population data and view future population projections.

Science, Technology & Telecommunications

Basic science and technology statistics
(Multiple Locations Q172.5.S34 B37)
Communications outlook
(Multiple Locations HE7601 .C645)
Main science and technology indicators
(Multiple Locations Q172.5.S34 M35)
Market Information and Statistics
Free statistics provided by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
OECD science, technology, and industry outlook
(Multiple Locations T174.2 .S25)
OECD science, technology, and industry scoreboard
(Multiple Locations HC10 .I6224)
(E-Resources Q1 .S8424)
Yearbook of statistics : telecommunication services
(Reference HE7601 .A55 1989-1998)


Direction of trade statistics quarterly
(Multiple Locations HF1016 .I652)
Direction of trade statistics. Yearbook
(Multiple Locations HF1016 .I653)
International trade statistics yearbook
(Multiple Locations HF91 .U473)
TradePort: Country Profiles
A collection of links to demographic and trade information, sources of financing, and overview of hundreds of countries. Funded by U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Includes market research reports.
United Nation Trade Statistics Branch
Includes country totals for merchandise trade, services trades, and others.


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