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Latin America, Spain and Portugal: Guide to Library Resources at Princeton: Data and Statistics

Data and Statistical Services (DSS) at Princeton

Major Macro Data Sources

  • CEPALSTAT. Databases and Statistical Publications. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Includes publications such as the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean, Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Social Panorama of Latin America, among others.
  • IMF Data. International Monetary Fund
    The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.
  • United Nations Statistics Division
    Provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment and demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources.
  • World Development Indicators. The World Bank
    Includes annual economic, social, educational, environmental and health data from many of the World Bank's major statistical publications.

Statistical Abstracts / Yearbooks

Princeton has a collection of current volumes of the statistical abstracts of many foreign countries containing statistics on a broad range of subjects. Current editions are shelved by country name in the DSS collection (Firestone Library - A Floor). For older editions consult the Catalog or the microfiche collection on A Floor of Firestone.

Some countries make their statistical yearbooks available online.  Recent yearbooks from selected countries are contained in Statistical Abstracts of the World (ProQuest). See also the guide to Historical Compilations.

National Statistics Offices

Historical Statistics

  • International historical statistics: the Americas 1750-2005. Brian Mitchell. 6th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
    Available online as part of International historical statistics, 1750-2010 and in print.

  • Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Database
    Statistical series for economic and social indicators covering 20 Latin American countries.1900-2010.

  • Memoria Estatística do Brasil
    This project makes available publications with social, demographic, economic, financial and social statistics from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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