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Business Statistics  

This guide contains some general commonly used statistical sources in the area of business and management. The focus in primarily U.S but includes some international data too.
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About Business Statistics

 There is no one source for  business statistics  since there are so many different types of statistics depending on what you are looking for. This guide  shows some of the more commonly  used sources in conjunction with coursework at Boston College.

The resources concentrate on the United States, but contain some international coverage too.

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Statistical Compendiums

These are all very broad statistical compendiums containing information on many aspects of business and the economy.

  • Statista  Icon
    A searchable database of thousands of statistics on a wide range of topics, including media, the environment, business and industry, sports, communication, health care and more. Data can be exported to Excel and charts can be exported as picture files or directly into PowerPoint.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States  Icon
  • Infoplease Almanac: Business and Finance
    Includes annual data from 1900-to present day.
  • U.S. Historical Statistics
    Government agency statistics going back to the Colonial times.
  • Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference  Icon
    Offers quick statistical lookups by keyword, broad subject category, year or geography from over 5,000 U.S. and International datasets. Options for graphs and spreadsheet downloads available.
  • Data Planet Statistical Sets  Icon
    Provides mapping for many different consumer data points. Also includes data from the International Monetary Fund: balance of payments, direction of trade and international financial statistics.
  • Proquest Statistical Insight  Icon
    Contains business, economic and financial data.
    Include links to charts and tables and other various statistical sources
  • Economy at a Glance
    By the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • OECD Statistics  Icon
    Detail on industries for OECD member countries. Includes: fixed capital formation, capital stock, employment and hours, profit, exports/imports.
  • EIU Data Services-City Data and Market Indicators & Forecasts  Icon
    There are two databases in one: Market Indicator and Forecasts and City Data. Market Indicator & Forecasts contains an extensive database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries worldwide and 11 regional aggregates. There are detailed economic and industry forecasts for the next five years and longer-term economic projections.
    City Data contains product prices and business costs for over 330 prices levels on more than 160 products and services.
  • Federal Reserve Data (FRED)
    Contains major economic time series data by the Federal Reserve.

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