Statistical yearbook covering demographic trends and forecasts; economic indicators; banking and finance; external trade; labor force; industrial output; energy; defense; environment; consumer expenditures; retail distribution; advertising and media; consumer market sizes; consumer prices; housing; health; literacy and education; agriculture; communications; transportation; travel and tourism; cultural indicators; and income and earnings. Provides a number of years of data for all countries in Europe.
Statistical yearbook covering demographic trends and forecasts; economic indicators; banking and finance; external trade; labor force; industrial output; energy; defense; environment; consumer expenditures; retail distribution; advertising and media; consumer market sizes; consumer prices; housing; health; literacy and education; agriculture; communications; transportation; travel and tourism; cultural indicators; and income and earnings. Provides a number of years of data.
D&B Country Reports provide detailed political, economic, and commercial information on over 130 countries worldwide. Select "DnB Country Risk Profile" when searching. D&B Country RiskLine Reports are updated more frequently, often monthly, as situations change. Includes information on the improving, stable, or deteriorating business risk environment in a country.
Contains comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the countries of the world. Topics include maps; people; religion; history; politics; foreign relations; economic activity; investment overview, taxation, and stock market information; environmental issues, and news stories.
Provides descriptions and analysis of the historical settings and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Also describes cultural aspects of the country including dominant beliefs, values, and attitudes.
Also known as the CIA World Factbook, this resource provides short profiles of countries of the world. Covers geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Also available in print on Govt. Pub Reference PREX 3.15:
This site, from the World Bank, provides reports that assess regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. Regional and sub-national reports are also available.
Country Information: Business Environment and Trade
The site of the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers information for U.S. exporters as well as for those who import goods from the United States. Features “Doing Business in...” which provides information on business customs, business hours hours, visa requirements, appropriate clothing, transportation, currency information, climate, country facts, public holidays, and more for selected countries. Provides links to country chambers of commerce and trade associations.
The World Bank's Doing Business Project provides information about business regulations and their enforcement in many countries and cities of the world. Search by country or topic, e.g. "Starting a Business" or "Paying Taxes." Information provided focuses on objective measures such as the number of procedures involved and the time and cost to complete them.
A public-private partnership of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Global Publishers LLC, the Export Yellow Pages list U.S. exporters of goods and services. Search the U.S. Trade Assistance Directory to find export service providers such as sales agents, shippers, translators, and bankers.
The “U.S. Government Export Portal.” Provides information for U.S. exporters from a wide variety of government agencies. Included are export basics; export statistics; partners and trade leads; pricing, quotes and negotiation; shipping and logistics; finance; trade shows and events; and information on services provided by ITA such as counseling and advocacy and help with trade problems.
This U.S. Commercial Service site allows you to search by industry, region, and/or country for Market Research at the State, National, Global, or International levels. Features Country Commercial Guides, Industry Sector Analyses, International Market Insights, Multilateral Development Bank Reports, a Trade Directory, and a list of Events.
Covers over 10,000 U.S. publicly-traded companies and selected international companies. Unique information provided includes property owned or leased, long-term debt (loans and bonds), and details on all capital stock, with annual high/lows and outstanding shares. Also offers earning estimates, institutional holdings, insider trades, stockholder equity, up to 15 years of annual and quarterly financial statements, and downloadable annual reports.
Archival information is provided for over 4,000 companies that were acquired, went bankrupt, or merged out of existence from 1995 onward. Key financial information from Dun & Bradstreet is also provided on over 400,000 global private companies. Users may perform custom searches and build reports, convert currency, and download financial information to a spreadsheet.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is part of the Department of Labor. The mission of ILAB is to ensure fair treatment of workers worldwide ensuring fair practices and working conditions. Publications on the economic impact of topics such as child labor, trade policy agreements and more are available and searchable by country.
The reports "provide summaries of institutions, practices, and recent labor developments in key foreign countries. They profile labor market reforms, compliance with internationally recognized core labor standards, social safety nets; major labor laws and systems (including in special economic zones), and list a directory of the host country's labor contacts." Some are available electronically. Others can be found in Government Publications.