Economist Intelligence Unit

This well-known firm, affiliated with The Economist magazine, offers many different products oriented towards the analysis of some 180 countries around the world. CountryData has 272 series for 115 countries, for more than a million data points. This dataset is available in a sophisticated interface from EIU CountryData -- EIU and Bureau van Dijk .

Of particular interest are:

  • Country Reports -- "the definitive source of country analysis"
  • Country Forecast -- "medium-term forecasting service"
  • Country Profile -- "instantly accessible snapshots"
  • Country Risk Service -- "assessment of the political, economic and
  • financial risks"
  • CountryNet -- for travelers and expats
  • EIU ViewsWire -- "daily service for global executives"
  • They also offer a number of special reports, such as on "Strategic industries," business conditions in different regions and various commodity reports and forecasts.