Economic, Company & Industry Data

Economic Data

  • Maddison Project Database 2018​ provides information on comparative economic growth and income levels over the very long run. The 2018 version of this database covers 169 countries and the period up to 2016.
  • - provides tables and charting of economic indicators, including disposal income, for all countries.
  • Online version of the World Competitiveness Online - analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises based on over 300 criteria grouped into 4 main factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.
  • globalEdge - user friendly site from Michigan State University providing statistical data and informaition on 202 countries worldwide.
  • Doing business - from the World Bank.

Customized search engine for Government Information

Company & Industry Data

Additional Databases

  • Business Source Complete - search your topic, product, company or industry.  Under Refine your results choose Industry Overview and Industry Profile.
  • Factiva - mouse over Companies/Markets from menu bar at top of page, select Industry.   Select industry from the list provided.  Published profiles are found under Analysis and Profiles from menu on left.
  • Passport- Select Industries from the menu tab and narrow by country.
  • Conference Board of Canada e-Library - Browse by topic -> Industry Sector Economics for industry profiles or enter industry name in the search box.

Specialized reports from reputable sources: 

Look for valuable information and data from trade associations 
Google the industry + country + associations to find trade associations

For example:
   Automotive Industries Association of Canada
   National Association of Manufacturers
   Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)




Content last reviewed: July 6, 2018