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International Statistics: Latin America

Sources of international statistical information are held throughout the Michigan State University Libraries. This guide is not comprehensive, but provides information on a selection of some of the most important general sources.

Latin America

Economic and Social Progress in Latin America

HG3881.I45 A3 International Documents, 3 West. Annual, 1972 on. "Overview of current economic trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, including statistical information for the region. Features country-by-country economic analysis and national statistical profiles on population, national accounts, central government finances, balance of payments, external debt, and inflation. Each edition contains a special report on a major regional issue."

Central America Trade Statistics

Covers trade statistics for Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatamala, and Central America as a whole back to 1994.

Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected Economic and Social Data

This database, maintained by USAID, is organized by sector. From each sector page (social, health, education, environment, democracy, economy, investment, assistance, and trade), you may query the database to produce cross-national, time-series data sets in HTML, Excel spreadsheets, or Word tables. Much of this data comes from World Development Indicators or Unesco.

Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean

[Latest in Statistics Alcove, Main Reference Desk, HA931 .U5; earlier in Int'l. Docs., 3 West; also IIS microfiche #3230-S2] Annual. 1986 on. Recent editions also available online.
Data on social development and welfare, economic growth, prices, debt, national accounts, population, balance of payments, trade, production and services. Earlier title: Statistical Yearbook for Latin America (1973-1984)

Social Panorama of Latin America
[Latest in Statistics Alcove, Main Reference Desk, HN110.5 .A49; earlier in Int'l Docs. 3 West; also IIS microfiche #3230-S18.] Statistical Appendix provides data on poverty, income, labor force participation and more.


An annual public opinion survey, conducted in 18 countries in Latin America, representing more than 400 million people. MSU subscribes to the data files in the data bank and the online analysis module

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