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Very detailed guide to conducting business in 178 economies around the globe. IMPORTANT: To access a detailed report on each country, first select your country on the right and then click the "Download Economy Profile" icon found in middle of the resulting page
These detailed guides focus on tax system, operating conditions and investment climate in each country. Additional coverage includes the business and regulatory environment, foreign investment, and employment.
Export.gov gathers resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global markets. See their Market Research Library. Students have free access after registering with the website.
Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.
The Library Includes:
Country Commercial Guides
Multilateral Development Bank Reports*
* These market research reports are available only to U.S. companies and students/researchers that are registered with Export.gov.
Great new resources to find operating costs in certain industries or other countries Examples- *Find the average labor costs of manufacturing aircraft parts in Germany *Find the average cost of leasing a facility for food processing in Brazil
(Note: always have to select "Accept" on first screen) Tips: Dashboards-->Country Overviews under Vis Apps provides quick, useful info on Business Environment, Key Economic Indicators, and Social & Cultural Factors *6-Factor Country Risk and Sovereign Risk Ratings (figures with detailed explanation) *Country Economic Analysis (Also see "View Related Statistics" on right side of screen) *Same-day analysis has the latest country news User Guide for Passport GMID can be found at http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/33/351609/passport+gmid+user+guide.pdf
Both Country and Industry Reports contain extensive statistical data.
*Interactive Macroeconomic Database – comprising historic and latest available estimates. Plus BMI’s 2, 5 and 10 year macroeconomic forecasts for all major indicators, derived from BMI’s econometric model of the world.
Statistics for the 34 OECD member countries --Select Statistics on home screen, then OECD.Stat and Data --Find data by theme or select the "Popular queries" tab to quickly find common statistics ("Country statistical profiles" is very valuable) --The Key Tables can be very useful also (on the home Statistics screen) This database can be difficult to use at first, so feel free to contact a business librarian if you need help
Statistical database from the International Monetary Fund.
The 4 datasets include:
International Financial Statistics (IFS)—all aspects of international and domestic finance beginning in 1948
Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)— international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)—value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980
Government Finance Statistics (GFS)—budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990