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CIA World Factbook

This site provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.


Find, compare, and share the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data:  charts, maps, tables, and related publications related to economies and world trade.

World Bank:  Countries and Economies

This site provides access to global development data related to countries and their economies.

Coface for Trade:  Economic Studies and Country Risks

Access country risk assessments, maps, and compare areas by risk and business climate.

Doing Business

Doing Business provides information on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe--and over time.

Federation of International Trade Associations

This is the portal for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 related websites.

General Services Administration

Look for information about contracting with government agencies and starting a business in the U.S. under the Small Business tab.

Country Statistical Yearbooks

This guide provides links to country statistics for 154 countries worldwide.

Country Profiles of Statistical Systems

Produced by the United Nations Statistics Division, this central repository contains country profiles of statistical systems.

How do I find information for a PEST analysis?

A PEST analysis is a method by which a company can assess major external factors (political, economic, social, and technological) that influence its operation and market competitiveness.

You can find information to conduct a PEST analysis within country reports available in the following sources

Finding a Country Report in the Business Source Ultimate Database

Search for the country name and "country profile." Then change the date to the last five years using the "Published Date" filter on the right on the main search screen or the "Publication Date" filter in the left column of your search results.

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