Respected US policy institute
Free resources for UK university teachers of economics
(formerly the Institute for International Economics)
Sponsored by the American Economic Association, a well organised list of resources arranged by subject.
Business Source Ultimate (Library database)
Hosts many important journals in economics and finance. Also includes country surveys from OECD (click on publications and type "OECD country surveys") and others, and some country risk data sourced from Business Monitor International, CountryWatch, IHS, MarketLine, OECD, and Political Risk Services (PRS)
Literature in economics and business aggregated by the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) and Leibniz Information Center for Economics (some full text)
JSTOR (Library database)
Major resource for economics and finance, containing full text archive of many of the top journals. Coverage is usually from first volume published, which in some cases is back to the 19th century. Usually an embargo on content for recent (3-5) years of many journals, so check library catalogue to see if access is available elsewhere.
ScienceDirect (Library database)
Important journals database from Elsevier, publisher of many top titles in economics & finance
Useful portal hosted by Cornell offering free access to huge numbers of e-prints in quantitative finance, statistics, computing, physics & maths
Online papers of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) from no. 1- (1984-) onwards.
The library subscribes to the papers of the National Bureau of Economic Research (US) from 1994- onwards.
A collaborative effort to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The core is a database of working papers, journal articles and software components
Access to the full text of numerous working papers in economics, finance, and other areas of the social sciences.
Website of the Economist magazine with articles from 1997 & much additional material. The Economist Historical Archive offers the full text of all articles from 1843 onwards.
FT.Com website offers a 5 year archive of articles from the Financial Times, plus lots more web only content. Register for access. The FT Historical Archive has the full text of articles right back to 1888.
Excellent policy portal/blog from the CEPR
A range of general economics dictionaries are available for reference purposes and can be found on floor 3 at HB 61
Online effort from the free market Liberty Fund
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (Library subscription)
Content from the 2nd edition (2008) plus articles added since then on an ongoing basis. Authoritative & pretty comprehensive, a good starting point for research on almost any topic.
Multi-volume work edited by the respected economist Joel Mokyr. HC 15 (floor 3)
E-BOOK & OTHER FULL TEXT COLLECTIONS
Access to thousands of academic books in the social sciences. Search by author, title, subject, or within the full text of all titles.
EBSCOhost Ebook Collection (Library Database)
Access to tens of thousands of electronic books across all subject areas
Around 60 000 full text documents produced by GATT from 1947 to 1994, covering all aspects of international trade
Entire publication output of the IMF since 1951
Hundreds of ebooks in economics and finance published by Oxford University Press.
Major policy research institute across the social sciences, providing free access to publications
Including flagship publications African development report and African statistical yearbook
Network of African researchers, offers access to members working papers
OECD Data - China,
India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea
Collaborative effort to provide easy access to data (from 2000-) and publications from the region. English or Arabic
The Albert Sloman Library was for many years an official European
Documentation Centre, receiving publications on a selective basis.
Historical series of statistics are kept at J 291 on floor 4 and in store (see catalogue for details
- search for: keyword(s) europe* statistics).
A few examples of historical publications held:
Agriculture: statistical yearbook 1976-1996, 1992/2001 J 291.52.Y4
Community budget: the facts in figures 1988-1990, 1995-2000 J 280.62.B8
European Communities: financial report 1987-2005 J 280.62.F5
European competitiveness report 2000- J 286.22.E8
European economy 1978-2013 J 286.2.E83 and Online (1996-2015)
Free digitised versions of many EU publications, including some older titles.
Project coordinated by Bocconi University. Survey data from 5 benchmark years for 8 countries: Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland. Return on equity & sharholders' returns are the two principal variables
Gateway to open access datasets from governments of the EU member countries, such as the UKs Data.gov.uk
Collaborative project, covering historical (i.e. from medieval period to the 19th century) financial economics and including a diverse range of data.
Official EU statistics database, excellent source of data for many topics.
Aims at providing EU businesses with data on trade, trade barriers, applied tariffs (import duties & internal taxes). See also customs tariffs data from TARIC
Great source, covering most European countries and many topics.
Compiled by the European Commission covers all main taxes of EU member
countries (personal income tax, corporate tax, VAT, harmonised excise
duties, and main social security contributions.
RUSSIA. EASTERN EUROPE
Historical print publications are
numerous, including the Economist Intelligence Unit:
Country profile. Russia (Economist Intelligence Unit) 1992/93-2006 HC 331.A1E41
Continuation in part of: Country profile. USSR 1986/87-1992/93 HC 331.A1E31
Other EIU Country profiles are held at HC 337 for the constituent countries of the region (up until 2005)
Sotsialno-ekonomicheskoe polozhenie Rossii 1995-2008 HC 331.A1S4
Publications & data relating to the Greek economic crisis
In addition to the major resources listed below, the Albert Sloman Library has extensive holdings of UK statistical series. For a list, with links to online where available, please view the detailed list of UK economic statistics
BUSINESS. INDUSTRY. RETAIL
Offers a wide range of statistics on businesses, education, regional development, & competitiveness
Digitised from Leicester University Library's special collections, covers 1760-1919
FINANCE. BANKING. INVESTMENTS
Stock Exchange Yearbook (1875-2011)
Annual directory at HF 1.S8 (various titles, some in store or on microfilm). Ceased publication
UK free-market think tank
Digitised maps and geospatial data available to the UK academic community
Britain's oldest economics think tank (1943)
The UK's premier free market think-tank, founded in 1955. Full text of its publications are freely available online from 2001 onwards.
Independent progressive think tank concerned with economic well-being & quality of life. Full text of all publications freely available.
Ranks local authority areas and incorporates variables such as health, happiness, social equality and sustainability
Official UK statistics site : see the Economy homepage.
HOUSEHOLD & LABOUR ECONOMICS
Official labour market statistics from the ONS for the UK, includes employment, unemployment, vacancies and the Labour Force Survey
See useful guide: A guide to labour market statistics by R. Clegg Online (2016, regularly updated)
Based at the University of Essex, UKDS holds the largest collection of social science digital data in the UK. Some relevant & ongoing surveys include: Labour Force Survey ; Living Costs & Food Survey; Understanding Society. Browse by theme or key data to get an idea of the main data sets available
New body representing organisations in the banking, credit & payments sector
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
UK Economic Accounts dataset - time series data from 1987 (1948 for
United Kingdom national accounts (Blue book) 1984-2004 HC 256.5 and Online (2000-).
Continuation of: National income and expenditure 1946/52-1983 HC 256.5
Guides: National accounts statistics: sources and methods 1968, R. Maurice HJ 9925.G7 Updated by:
A short guide to the UK national accounts 2015 P. Lee et al Online
In addition to the major online resources listed below, the Albert Sloman Library has good holdings of statistical sources. Some of the main publications and series are recorded in this list of additional resources
Interesting project revealing the tremendous scale of Chinese loans to some Latin American countries
UN regional organisation for Latin American development. Statistics available through its CEPALSTAT database,
and full text of tens
of thousands of publications 1948-
MOxLAD is maintained by the Latin American Centre at Oxford University and contains statistical series for a wide range of economic and social indicators covering twenty countries in the region for the period 1900-2010 (extending back to 1870)
for members: Brazil, Chile, Mexico
A wide range of data on poverty, income, inequality & other socio-economic indicators for Latin American countries. Includes data from over 200 household surveys. Maintained by CEDLAS & the World Bank
OAS information on trade policy for Latin American countries, including text of official agreements and links to data
Historical statistics from the US Dept. of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) covering 1936-
Bureau of Economic Analysis (Dept. of Commerce)
Provides data on national accounts, also regional, industry and
international accounts. Longstanding publication:
Survey of current business (Bureau of Economic Analysis) 1960-2013 Store C HC 1.S8 and Online (1921-)
Government body offering official stats on: employment, unemployment, pay, benefits, productivity, working conditions, time use, prices, spending, inflation
Government body responsible for the census every 10 years (population &
housing), an economic census every 5 years, and collects regular indicators
of economic activity. Also its:
Statistical abstract of the United States (key official statistical compendium), 1915-2012 (some gaps) at HA 202, and Online (1878-2012). Ceased publication.
FRASER is a digital library of US economic, banking & financial
history (especially the history of the Federal Reserve System).
Publications and data on the US economy back to c.1900. See
Annual report of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 1963-1997 HG 1.F35 and Online (1914-)
Federal Reserve bulletin 1945-1987 (incomplete) HG 1.F33 and Online (1915-)
Counterpart to FRASER. Rich repository for US and international economic
& financial data. Includes the
NBER Macrohistory Database (focus on pre-1945 period, including production, construction,
employment, money, prices, asset markets, foreign trade, government
activity. Some coverage of France, Germany, UK)
Leading & long-established data archive for the social & behavioural sciences, based at University of Michigan
Respected independent "fact tank" applies public opinion analysis and data driven research to a range of issues (mostly US). Does not take policy positions. Publications and datasets available.
Note: The sources listed below are general & global in their coverage. For individual countries or subjects, see the resources listed under each country or subject. See also the Bureau of Labor Statistics links to national statistical agencies around the world. For company accounts data please see the Accounting subject guide.
French effort sponsoring a number of databases covering economics and trade
ESRC funded project involving several universities. Many data sets available for use by the academic community (registration required, and access to some data is restricted). Along similar lines comScore offers limited free snapshots & data from around the world on audiences, brands & consumer behaviour
Based on the data resources of The Statesman's Yearbook, CNTS offers a listing of international and national country-data facts. Contains statistical information on a wide range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present, so particularly useful for historical data.
Contains a vast resource of economic and financial data, including: equities (daily share prices) & equity indices; Macroeconomic series from the IMF, World Bank, OECD, central banks, national statistical offices; Foreign exchange rates; Interest rate series; Options & futures data.
Economic and financial data providing daily pricing and volume information on hundreds of thousands of: Only available in the Reading Rooms on the ground floor
Maintained by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Search allows selected country to be combined with selected indicator. Especially useful for US & historical series
FT.Com (Library database)
Useful for current economic & financial data - see
market data section. Register for a
personal account to get full access to all content
(registration essential for off campus & mobile access)
Useful data sets covering economic history (AD 1-), global value chain (input-output data 1995-) and productivity (1950-)
Hub for cross-searching various international repositories. Covers all subject areas, useful for replication data. Includes the Network of European Economists Online (over 100 datasets in economics from leading European universities)
Free access to IMF data, including flagship IFS (International Financial
Statistics) and other key series. Register for some functions
(like API or bulk download). Data also
UK Data Service. Major publications & datasets include:
Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS) Database via IMF and via UKDS (1967-)
Global financial stability report Online (2002-). Continuation of: International capital markets 1984-2001 HG 3881.I6
Government finance statistics yearbook 1977-2005 HG 1.G6 and Online (2001-) and as Database via IMF and via UKDS (1990-)
IMF Article IV reports - great source of up to date economic reports by country
International financial statistics 1950-1951, 1963-2011 HG 1.I7 and Database via IMF and via UKDS (1948-)
International financial statistics yearbook 1979-2010 HG 1.I71 and Online (2000-)
World economic outlook 1981-2007 HC 59.W6 and Online (1998-) and Database via IMF and via UKDS (1980-) offers forecast data
The Library does not subscribe to OECD iLibrary, but much statistical
data is freely available, through
available via the
UK Data Service without requiring registration, though there
may be a delay in incorporating current data.
Aside from data, many publications & series available through the Library catalogue, including:
OECD economic outlook 1967-2005 HC 1.O6 and Online (1967-)
OECD economic surveys HC (distributed) held from 1960s to 2005 for most OECD countries (catalogue title or keyword search for details) Online on Business Source Ultimate from 1998- for most OECD countries : click on publications and type "OECD" for details.
Interesting new project from Oxford University with some great links to data sources for particular themes
Provide purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices in $US. Latest release covers 182 countries over the period 1950-2014
Offers public datasets culled from numerous sources. Mainly finance & economics related.
Very useful database from the Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Offers detailed data for 147 countries covering spending on agriculture, communication, education, health, defence, mining, social protection, transport. Time coverage is 1980-2012.
Provides access to international macrodata (time series and surveys, including IEA, ILO, IMF, OECD, UNIDO and World Bank data), UK & cross-national surveys (includes major UK datasets such as Labour Force Survey), longitudinal studies (includes Understanding Society), census data, and business microdata. Registration required to access some data.
Portal to over 30 UN databases offering social, demographic &
economic indicators. See also: United Nations Statistical Databases
National Accounts Main Aggregates database from UN Data and UNSD (time series data available from 1970 for all countries of the world). Historical accounts data, see: Yearbook of national accounts statistics 1957-1981 HC 1.Y4 and National income statistics 1938-1947 HC 58
Longstanding flagship publications:
UN Statistical yearbook (and League of Nations) 1931/32- HA 1.S7 and Online (1948-)
World economic and social survey 1948-2006 (title varies) HC 59.A1 and Online (1948-)
Free access to time series data (1960-) for over 2000 indicators & 200+ countries from the Bank's data sets, including its flagship:
World Development Indicators and many other databases, including:
Country Policy & Institutional Assessment (CPIA)
Cross-Country Database on Fiscal Space - measures the ability of countries to service public debt (1990-2016)
Global Consumption Database
Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) - supported by the Gates Foundation, measures how people around the world manage their finances. Survey data at 3 year intervals, commencing 2011
Microdata Library - comprising datasets from sample surveys of people in developing countries: their institutions, environment, communities, and economies; focusing on specific characteristics such as households, business enterprises, facilities, farms or even geographical areas such as villages or towns
Wealth Accounting - supplements GDP based measures of economic development with measures taking into account climate change & environment, energy & mining, human & social capital. Annual data 1970-
Useful listing of the main sources for GINI data on income inequality. See also GINI Research.org
Produced by the Heritage Foundation (US think tank). Figures from 1995 onwards
Interesting attempt to quantify levels of globalisation among countries. Data from 1970 onwards.
Collaborative project to make available donor aid data from 1945 onwards. Extremely comprehensive
UK aid agency. Effectiveness of UK aid is scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact and see also the House of Commons
International Development Committee.
Statistics can be found in the following publication held by the
Statistics on international development (DFID) 1993/94- HC 60.5.G7 and Online from DFID (2011-) & Data.gov.uk (2004/05-)
Continuation of: British aid statistics 1961/65-1991/92 f HC 60.5.G7
State Dept. & USAID website providing details of official US overseas assistance for all purposes since 1996.
Provided by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (associated with the World Bank), this portal gives access to documents and some data (mainly from the World Bank Global Financial Inclusion (FINDEX) database, 2011-) associated with studies on microfinance
Seeks to make data about aid spending easier to understand, see especially the IATI Data section
Data on Development Resource Flows, and Official Development Assistance
(ODA). The Development Co-operation Directorate (DAC)
is the international development assistance arm of the OECD. See its
Development Finance Data web page and
Development Statistics (IDS) databases for detailed figures.
See library catalogue for historical print series of statistics and:
Development co-operation [report] (OECD) 1974-1997 HC 60.O7 and Online (1997-).
Flagship Human Development Report and Human Development Index. See also the UNDP Projects database of development projects around the world, and the UN MDG Indicators now replaced (2015-) by the SDG Indicators database
UK based, with a particular focus on the arms trade
An independent US-based non-profit organisation which publishes information on governance and corruption in the political, legal and economic institutions of countries around the world (from c.1995 onwards)
Project of the conservative think tank Hudson Institute
Useful introduction, with links to data sources, including Andrew Williams composite dataset
Research centre at Goteborg University, offers free access to datasets on governance & quality of government indicators (cross-national time series data from 1946 onwards), includes measure of corruption
Notably the Worldwide Governance Indicators project, which uses an index of corruption (data from 1996- for all countries). See also its Enterprise Surveys for data on business corruption (2007-)
DEVELOPMENT - ALTERNATIVE INDICATORS
Attempts to include measures of well-being as well as economic factors. All countries, 2010- onwards
Huge bibliographic database from the National Agricultural Library at the US Dept. of Agriculture. See also VIVO - USDA's database of research projects and researchers
FAOSTAT offers free access to time series data on food & agriculture for all countries
(data from 1961-).
FAOLEX database provides access to treaties, laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources
Many publications (see catalogue for details), including flagship:
State of food and agriculture 1968-1995; 2003/04-2009 HD 1411.S7 and Online (1947-)
FAO statistical yearbook 2004- HD 1.F2 and Online (2004-). Continuation of: FAO bulletin of statistics 1963-2004 (title varies) HD 1.M6
FAO yearbook. Fishery and aquaculture statistics Online (1998- title varies)
State of world fisheries & aquaculture 2006, 2016 SH 1.S7 and Online (2000-)
State of food insecurity in the world 2004, 2006, 2014 TX 353 and Online (1999-)
From EIU (registration required to access some data)
Well established organisation, offering a wealth of data, for example: Food Security Portal, Global Hunger Index, Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development (SPEED). Flagship publication Global food policy report
UN food aid agency
Handy portal to numerous data resources for development economics
Gateway to some 1000 partner sites in the fields of development, the environment, education, globalisation and international social justice. It has a news section and special reports on debt, trade, climate change, etc.
Independent international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development
Housing the British Library for Development Studies -
an international leader in this field. Includes:
Eldis, a major resource with over 25 000 free full text documents
BRIDGE (Siyanda) - its gender & development database, both now incorporated into:
OKHub.org, which aims to be the place to search for references (and full text) to articles, reports, policies and data covering all aspects of international development.
IDS Open Docs digital library
Independent NGO based in Geneva. Full text of some publications is available
Major Canadian government organisation in the field. Free access to extensive Digital Library (mainly 1970s onwards)
Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues
Data for EU countries
Oxford Internet Institute project looking at economics of ICT in sub-Saharan Africa
Annual report (2004-) from the World Economic Forum
Also free publications, including annual Measuring the Information
Society (2007-) which contains the
Coordinated by the Dutch International Institute of Social History, aims to collate global economic history data for 1800- with a focus on economic growth and inequality
Based on the data resources of The Statesman's Yearbook, CNTS offers a listing of international and national country-data facts. Contains statistical information on countries around the world, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present, so particularly useful for historical data. Limited range of economic variables.
Premier US-based organisation in the field of economic history. Publishes the Journal of Economic History. See also its EH.Net list of datasets available to researchers covering specific topics in economic history
Major UK-based organisation & publisher of the Economic History Review (which contains an annual bibliography in the final issue each year: List of publications on the economic and social history of Great Britain and Ireland)
Europe-wide organisation devoted to economic history. Publishes the journal European Review of Economic History
Offers three datasets:
Maddison Historical Statistics - estimates of GDP per capita for countries from AD 1 to 2010 (based on the print publication - World economy: historical statistics 2003, A. Maddison HC 15 - library, floor 3)
Historical National Accounts - detailed estimates of GDP (down to industrial/sector level) for countries, 19th & 20th centuries
Modern Times - data on technology & economic performance for European countries in 1910, 1935 & 1950
by B.R. Mitchell covering the period from 1750-2010. Also available in print (to 2000)
Freely available high quality data offering annual economic & financial indicators for 17 advanced economies from 1870-
World economic historical statistics. 2005, C. Sabillon. HC 15
Database containing cost utility analyses of thousands of diseases & treatments
Useful portal from the University of California to datasets in the US and around the world
Data analysis & evidence synthesis to generate reviews & economic evaluations to inform policy. Upto 2014 this work was carried out by the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination (University of York) - see its DARE and NHS EED databases for details
Economic evaluations (1980-) for child health interventions
Current and historical valuations based on postcode or address
Major source of
Databases available through UNIDO are:
Industrial demand-supply balance (1990-) access also via UK Data Service
Industrial statistics various options, including historical (1963-) data using 2 digit ISIC classification, and more recent data for a wider range of industries (using 3 & 4 digit ISIC classification). access also via UK Data Service
Minstat (Mining & Utilities Statistics) 1995-
MVA (Manufacturing Value Added) 1990-
Measures economy-wide regulatory and market environments in 30+ OECD countries in (or around) 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, and for 20+ non-OECD countries in 2013. Comprises four datasets; i) Economy-wide regulation, ii) Sectoral Regulation - Professional services, iii) Sectoral Regulation - Energy, transport and communications and iv) Sectoral Regulation - Retail trade.
ENERGY. NATURAL RESOURCES
New portal from World Bank to datasets relating to all aspects of energy
in developing countries.
See also its Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) project collating indicators, laws & regulations worldwide
Premier source of energy information for OECD and some other countries. Limited publications and statistics freely available. IEA datasets are available through the UK Data Service (registration required to access data)
Offers some useful data & reports for countries around the world
Numerous publications & statistics available. See also the World Bank Water website
Detailed database compiled by Jelle Visser at Amsterdam Institute for
Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS). Covers 51 countries from 1960-2014
and four key elements of modern political economies: trade unionism, wage setting, state intervention and social pacts. The database contains annual data for all OECD and EU member states and some emerging economies Brazil; China; India; Indonesia; Russia; and South Africa
Especially the ILO's Labordoc which contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods.
Portal to various ILO databases, including the main ILOSTAT database of statistics for over 200 countries, with data back to 1945 for some countries. Also Labour Force Surveys, INWORK (wages & working conditions). The ILO's flagship publication is Key indicators of the labour market
Project of the Centre for Business Research (Cambridge), freely accessible dataset: Labour Regulation Index (117 countries, 1970-2013), plus other indices of shareholder & creditor protection.
The data is collected through surveys, periodically (intervals of several years or more). Main sources of data are:
LAND & HOUSING
IMF website devoted to housing economics
Brave effort backed by IFC and Wharton School among others seeking to provide documentation and standardised data relating to housing markets and finance across the world for comparative purposes
Database of large scale transnational land acquisitions (land grabs)
INCOME. WEALTH. INEQUALITY
Useful listing of the main sources for GINI data. See also GINI Research.org
Credit Suisse effort looking at household wealth around the globe. Reports and databooks 2010-
Household and person-level micro data on income, demography, employment, and expenditures from countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Many covering from 1968 onwards. Also the Luxembourg Wealth Study
Recent attempt to measure & rate the efforts of nations to tackle issues of inequality
Global survey by Knight Frank looking at the links between wealth and the property market, 2008-
International project, based on research by Piketty, Atkinson & others, providing data on various aspects of income for a growing number of countries worldwide, with statistics back to the 19th century in some cases.
Annual report compiled since 2007 by Capgemini on the economic situation for "high net worth individuals"
Respected database hosted by UNU-WIDER. Latest release has indicators for over 180 countries from about 1950 onwards
International research and advocacy in the field of tax and regulation, especially the harmful impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens
Helpful definitions & references related to international trade
Around 60 000 full text documents produced by GATT from 1947 to 1994, covering all aspects of international trade
Information on PTAs around the world, including agreements not notified to the WTO. PTAs can be sorted by membership, date of signature, in-force status, and other key criteria. It is also possible to sort agreements by type such as anti-dumping, import and export restrictions and tariffs
Free access to IMF trade statistics for all countries 1980- (registration with UK Data Service required to access the data). Figures for the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. Total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports are aggregated at national or regional group level. Also available as Database via IMF
Independent NGO based in Geneva. Full text of some publications is available
International trade statistics 1953, R.G.D. Allen & J.E. Ely HF 1017
Bilateral trade in services for 190+ countries, 1995-2012
Useful introduction to international trade with links to data sources
(formerly the Institute for International Economics)
International collaborative project detailing 19th century publications from around the British empire relating to commodities traded (full text available in some cases)
Time series data back to 1970 is available from
UNCTADstat. Major publications include:
Least developed countries report (UNCTAD) 1984-2012 HC 61.U6 and Online (1996-)
Trade and development report 1982-2012 HF 1416 and Online (1996-)
UNCTAD handbook of statistics Online (2002-)
World investment report 1996- HG 4538.W6 and Online (1991-)
The most comprehensive trade database of commodities and products for
countries of the world (1962-), effectively supersedes:
International trade statistics yearbook 1983- HF 1.Y4 and Online (1992-)
Continuation of: Yearbook of international trade statistics 1950-1982. HF 1.Y4
For great visualisations based on Comtrade data see the Atlas of Economic Complexity from the Center for International Development, Harvard University
International Trade & Tariff Data
and Trade Monitoring Database which
provides detailed information on trade measures implemented by WTO
members and observers since October 2008. Flagship publications:
World trade report Online (2003-)
World trade statistical review Online (2016-) continuation of: International trade statistics Online (2001-2015)
Government department offering a great array of transport statistics for the US
Free statistics available back to 1990
Intergovernmental organisation and policy think tank based at the OECD,
with data and publications from around 2007- onwards. See also
International association of vehicle manufacturers, has production statistics back to 1998
Chiefly a bibliographic database, but with some full text, based on records from the OECD and the US Transportation Research Board
Current & historic statistical data for the UK air industry
Good sources of free statistics, including accident data, for US airspace
Offers some useful publications, and very limited statistics (mostly subscription only)
Some useful publications & data freely available
Useful data and publications from UK government quango
Data on UK rail from RDG (which incorporated the ATOC)