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International Statistics: General Sources: World Coverage

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.

Statistical Yearbooks

Many countries publish statistical yearbooks or maintain websites for a national statistical agency.  There are several ways to access:

Historical International Statistics

Most sources of online statistics do not included data prior to 1950.  Consulting print sources may be required.  Many of the electronic sources listed in this guide include information about their print counterparts.

Statistical Indexes & Databases

Country Descriptions with Statistics

United Nations

World Bank

International Monetary Fund