One of the quickest and easiest ways to find global economic statistical data from a range of authoritative sources is to use Passport. Passport, a Euromonitor product, has both quarterly and annual historical data going back in some cases to 1977 and also provides several years’ worth of forecasts for some economic indicators e.g. GDP, inflation, population, foreign direct investment to name but a few. Information is obtained from national statistics offices, governmental and official sources.
Macroeconomic data is most easily accessed via the ‘Economies’ option on the Passport top menu bar.
Hover over Economies and select the option for ‘Economy, Finance and Trade’.
Use the ‘Search Statistics’ option from here. Use the dropdown option to open the list…
By selecting any category here (and clicking on ‘Go’), you will open the Passport Category Tree.
Do not worry if your category is not displayed at this level, click on an option to open the Tree – your selections can be changed at a later point.
Within the Category Tree, you can drill down within data categories for more specific datasets. Any heading with an arrow to the right has further subcategories to explore. (These are definitely worth exploring).
Select the category or categories you require using the check-boxes and click on ‘Next’ to choose your country or countries in the same fashion.
Drill down as far as you can before checking any boxes – this will ensure you get the level of data you require.
Once you have completed your options, click on ‘Next’ and select your countries in a similar fashion. Choose from individual countries or select a pre-defined group from the ‘Geographies’ dropdown menu on the right.
Click on ‘Search’ to generate your results.
As always Passport displays results under two tabs. You will find data in the left-hand tab, under ‘Statistics’.
Click on any option to view an individual dataset – or on ‘View Full Data Set’.
Use the ‘Convert Data’ options to select currency and other options.
Amend your date range using the dropdown menus.
Use the download option to export to Excel or PDF.
Macroeconomic data is also easily accessible via FitchConnect. Find out more here.
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