Statistics

A list of links to Google Public Data for visual statistics related to economics. I have mainly highlighted international statistics and countries with a strong economy or large population as these have the most influence on the world economy. You can easily add or remove countries as you wish and customise the charts in various ways, thanks to Google's awesome tools. Check it out!

Economy

Production / Consumption
  • Gross domestic product (GDP) etc.
    • GDP (PPP) - IMF
    • GDP (PPP) per capita - IMF
    • GNI (PPP) -  WB
    • GNI (PPP) per capita -  WB
    • GDP (PPP, constant) - UNECE
    • [Bubble chart] GNI per capita & life expectancy - WB
    • [Map chart] GDP per capita & population - IMF
    • [Bubble chart] GDP & GDP per capita - IMF
    • GDP quarterly (U.S. only) - USCB3
  • Value added - The output minus input of a sector.
    • Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) - WB
    • Industry, value added (% of GDP) - WB
    • Services etc., value added (% of GDP) - WB
  • Energy (US only)
    • Energy consumption - EIA
    • Energy production - EIA
Employment
  • Unemployment rate (%) - IMF
  • Unemployment rate (%, Europe only) - Eurostat
  • Employment rate (%) - OECD
  • Long-term unemployment (%) - OECD
  • Average hours worked per employed person per year - OECD
  • [Map chart] GDP per hour worked - OECD
  • [Bubble chart] Unemployment rate & GDP per capita - IMF
  • Researchers (per 1000 employed) - OECD
States
  • Government gross debt (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Government net debt (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Revenue (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Expenditure (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Revenue - Expenditure (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Country credit rating (0-100) - WEF
  • Patents - OECD
  • Expenditure by sector
    • Military expenditure (% of GDP) - WB
    • Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) - OECD
  • USA:
    • Budget Surplus/Deficit, percent of GDP - OMB
    • Gini index - USCB
    • Mean income of households by each fifth - USCB
    • Mean income of households by ethnicity - USCB
    • Mean income of households by education - USCB
    • Share of Aggregate Income of Households by each fifth (in the statistics, "top 5 percent" should actually be the "highest" fifth) - USCB
    • Share of Aggregate Income of Households by each fifth (barchart) - USCB
Finance
  • National price levels (how many dollars are needed to buy a dollar's worth of goods in a country as compared to the United States) - WB
  • Real effective exchange rates - WBOECD
  • Inflation (%) - IMF
  • Savings (% of GDP) - IMF | WB
  • Investments (% of GDP) - IMF
  • Market capitalization of listed companies (current US$) - WB
  • Market capitalization of listed companies (% of GDP) - WB
  • FDI, net inflows (current US$) - WB
  • FDI inflows (OECD only) - OECD
  • FDI outflows (OECD only) - OECD
  • [Map chart] Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) - WEF
Trade
  • Exports (% of GDP) - WB | IMF
  • Imports (% of GDP) - WB | IMF
  • Current account balance (exports - imports, % of GDP) - IMF
  • High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) - WB
  • Exports of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment - OECD
Consumer prices:
  • Consumer price index (CPI) by country - WBEurostat (monthly, EU only)
  • Consumer price index (CPI) by category - Eurostat (monthly, EU only)
  • Inflation (year-over-year) by country (EU) - Eurostat
  • Food price index (EU) - Eurostat
  • Total - IMF
  • Food - IMF
  • Oil exports, current prices (US$) - IMF (not all major oil producers selected)
  • Oil imports, current prices (US$) - IMF
Other
  • Internet users (% of population) - WB | OECD
  • Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people) - WB
  • Gender pay gap - UNECE

Demography

Population
  • Population size (with predictions) - IDB | WB
  • [Bubble chart] Fertility rate & life expectancy - WB
  • Prison population rate (prisoners per 100 000) - OECD
Health
  • Infectious Disease Outbreaks - HealthMap
  • [Map chart] Infectious Disease Outbreaks - HealthMap
  • [Map chart] Flu trends (Google searches for flu related words) - Google
  • Flu trends (Norway vs Sweden) - Google
  • [Map chart] Suicide rates (suicides per 100 000, 2006) - OECD

Sources

EIA: Energy Information Administration
Eurostat: Eurostat
Google: Google
HealthMap: HealthMap.org, Harvard Medical School
IDB: International Data Base (IDB), Demographic Statistics, by the U.S. Census Bureau
IMF: International Monetary Fund
OECD: OECD Factbook 2010
OMB: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
USCB - U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Income Inequality
USCB2 - U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Indicators
USCB3 - U.S. Census Bureau, GDP breakdown of the U.S. (quarterly)
WEF: World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report
WB: World Bank, World Development Indicators

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