Economic Data


An overview of Economics

Our economics database offers deep and consistent global data coverage. We deliver economic data with critical timeliness to affirm your decision-making. A collection of economic content emphasizes factors that affect global financial market performance.

Access macro data, such as national, financial, and external accounts, industrial activity and labor indicators. As well as micro detail on housing, energy, automotive, and other industries and key indicators for sub-national areas. Supplemented by our consumer confidence data; business outlook and PMI's for main operating indicators; and results of surveys on competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and doing business.

Key Facts 

  • Geographical coverage
  • History
    From 1900
  • Data format
  • Delivery mechanism
    Deployed/Onsite Servers
  • Data frequency

Features & Benefits

What you get with Economics

  • Select for analysis from over 18.7 million economic time series on macro and microeconomic topics, from national sources for timely locally important data, and international sources for comparable data. Altogether over 1,700 sources and partners are used.
  • Access comprehensive history as far back as the 1900s for G7, 1970s for developed markets, 1990s for developing and emerging markets.
  • View standard metadata (units and scale, adjustment status, the base period for real and index data), conversion methodology, and source. On Datastream, in the Navigator spotlights, there are also definitions provided for many of the series.
  • Next Dates of Release are provided for over 350,000 national source series. These static datatypes provide up to 12 future release dates per series. NDOR’s are taken from calendars published by the sources or estimated by us from past experience. The dates provide the tool for planning around next updates; or for knowing the economic events to be released on a given day.
  • Links to sources are available for all national source series, from the spotlight on Navigator. Also available for many series are links to the latest data release so you can read the text that came out with the numbers and/or investigate further.
  • Ensuring superior quality, with +30 years legacy of meeting strict standards, handling revisions and providing consistent histories, and building knowledge, the content is of the highest quality. Our expert content staff knows the information and sources and follows best practices, ensuring quality data and support. Teams are in the U.K., Poland, the Philippines, India, China, and the United States for close and timely contact with sources.

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