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Comparison of Major Sources of Macroeconomic Data

Comparison Chart

  Datastream Global Insight World Development Indicators OECDiLibrary Global Financial Data Eurostat EIU Country Data Data Planet
U.S. Macro Yes Very Strong Yes Yes Limited No Yes Very Strong
Subnational No Very Strong for USA No Limited for OECD members No Very Strong for EU members No Very Strong for USA
Individual Foreign Country Very Strong Very Limited Yes Yes (OECD members & select others) Yes Yes, EU members Yes Limited
IMF Direction of Trade Statistics Yes Yes No No No No Limited Yes
IMF Balance of Payment Statistics No Yes No No No No No Yes
IMF Government Finance Statistics No No No No No No No Yes
IMF International Financial Statistics Yes Yes No No No No Limited Yes
OECD Yes Yes No The Source No No Limited Very Limited
Forecasts Yes Some Industries; USA No Limited No No Yes No
Exchange Rates Yes Yes Limited No Yes Limited Limited Limited
Interest Rates Yes Limited Limited Limited Yes Limited Limited Limited
Available Firestone Library -- A Floor RIS Suite/Stokes Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP Any Princeton IP
# Simultaneous Users 3 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited