Economic Data

Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU

An overview of Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU

  • The EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) has more than 60 years of experience providing country analysis and forecasts, making the CountryData macroeconomic database a very comprehensive source of economic indicators and forecasts.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit’s forecasting and analysis has informed government and industry around the world since 1946 when it was funded as the research arm of The Economist.
  • These data are available on a fee liable basis.

Key Facts 

  • Geographical coverage
  • History
    From 1980 to 2049
  • Data format
  • Delivery mechanism
  • Data frequency

Features & Benefits

What you get with Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU

  • CountryData provides instant access to an analytical database of worldwide economic indicators with forecasts for 201 countries that spans up to 320 series per country. Subjects covered are external debt stock, service and trade, foreign payments and trade, fiscal and monetary indicators, demographics and income, and national accounts.
  • CountryData allows you to monitor global macroeconomic trends or download the latest forecast for a country; EIU’s CountryData provides consistent and comprehensive statistics.
  • Economic forecasts for the largest 122 countries are updated every month to reflect the latest developments and data releases. The remaining 79 emerging markets are updated quarterly.
  • The data have extensive history, from 1989. Depending on the series, forecasts are available 2, 10, or 20 years out.

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