Resources by Topic: Country Information
Frequently Used Sources
From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.
Country Commercial Guides
From the United States Commercial Service - U.S. Department of Commerce, comprehensive look at a country's commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. Select "Country Commercial Guides" in the "Report Type" field.
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Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.
CIA World Factbook
From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, provides overviews on most countries of the world.
From the U.S. Department of State facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, etc.
EIU Country Commerce
From The Economist Intelligence Unit, "A practical guide to regulations, operating conditions and corporate practices in 60 countries." A good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a regulatory perspective.
EIU Country Finance
From the Economist Intelligence Unit, A "Comprehensive guide to the world's main financial systems, covering banking and associated services, government policies and regulations for 47 countries." Good place to start when looking for information on doing business in other countries, covers business information from a financial perspective.