Advertising Age's Insights: White Papers
American Demographics magazine provides access to its latest month's articles on market news and consumer profiles.
Asia Market Research Dot Com
This site provides information on Asian consumer trends and news.
Asia Regional Integration Center
This site provides an array of regularly updated information about the economic performance and prospects of 16 Asian nations.
BBC Country Profiles
This Web site, compiled by the British Broadcasting Corporation, is a good resource on news and advertising media, as well as containing political commentary and links to current events.
Belgium: Economie FPS Economy - Directorate-General Statistics and Economic Information
Statistics for Belgium available in French or Dutch. NOTE: Limited information available in English.
Blue Book: Marketing Research Services Directory
The Marketing Research Association's Blue Book allows one to search for market research companies by state and/or research specialty.
The Business Jorunals
This site provides a variety of e-journals as well as local business news for much of the United States.
Country Commercial Guides via the U.S. Commerical Service
These are reports prepared annually by U.S. embassies which present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments. The topics include economy, politics, trade regulations, investment climate, and the marketing of US products and services.
For 1996 - 2001 Country Commercial Guides, go to:
Consumer Expenditure Surveys
Retrieve average annual expenditures from various categories such as food, alcoholic beverages, housing, apparel, services, transportation, health care, entertainment, personal care products, education, tobacco, personal insurance, pensions and more.
Department of Energy - Energy Information Administration
Obtain statistics on building floor space (square footage), energy resources, commercial and non-profit building data in PDF, Excel, or text format.
Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.A.
This site provides access to a variety of information about the European Union and its relationship with the United States.
Obtain news from native language Web pages discussing recent events and issues on European Union countries.
This site provides access to public opinion polls on European Union citizens.
Provides general statistics on Europe’s economy, finance, population, social conditions, industry, trade, services, agriculture, fisheries, external trade, transport, environment, energy, research and development.
Europe: Your Europe
This service, provided by the European Commission, brings together data, information, and advice from many sources to answer a variety of questions about doing business in the European Internal Market.
Frost & Sullivan
Search for free industry research guides after registering.
Germany: Federal Statistical Office
Offers reliable data including population and employment, housing and building activity, education and culture, social security and health system, prices and earnings, economic development, imports and exports, environmental protection and public budgets and justice.
Supplies a listing of market research companies worldwide.
International Monetary Fund SDDS Database
The IMF provides links to information about the data and data dissemination practices of those countries that subscribe to the Special Data Dissemination Standard.
Italy: National Institute of Statistics
Istat’s library is one of the richest with materials on statistic and economic subjects. It contains over 500,000 books and 2,800 periodicals. There is also a wealth of historical sources predating 1900. NOTE: After recent reorganization, content is only available in Italian.
Japan: Monthly Statistics
This report, published every month since 1947, aims at providing readers with up-to-date and fundamental economic and social statistics on Japan. It contains monthly, quarterly and/or yearly figures. About 4,000 statistical series in 180 pages are included in recent reports.
Japan: Nikkei Net Interactive
Nikkei Net Interactive delivers comprehensive business news, market data, and the latest stock information from Tokyo to your desktop, with the backing of Japan's leading financial news group, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Japan Statistical Yearbook 2011
The Japan Statistical Yearbook is the comprehensive and systematic summary of basic statistical information of Japan covering wide-ranging fields such as Land, Population, Economy, Society, Culture, and so on. The yearbook covers all fields of statistics published by government and private organizations.
Latin America: Zona Latina
This site provides Latin American consumer surveys on numerous products and topics.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
This site provides access to a wide variety of information about Latin American countries and the Latin American economy.
Provides registered users with free full-text articles on a variety of industries.
Netherlands: Statistics Netherlands
This site provides statistics for the Netherlands and also a link to this country’s library of statistics.
Newseum - Today's Front Pages
"Today's Front Pages" is an online presentation of one of the Newseum's most popular exhibits. Every morning, more than 300 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the Internet. Sixty-eight front pages are selected for display, both on the Newseum Web site and at a fixed location in downtown Washington, DC. These pages are also available as PDFs from the Newseum site.
Provides the current and historical television ratings.
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy.
Start with this site to obtain the latest news in a foreign country.
Pew Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the Internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world.
Population Reference Bureau
This site provides users with U.S. population data such as marriage, family, education, race, and ethnicity.
Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatistica
Offers key figures by region and general statistical data for Portugal. NOTE: Available in English or Portuguese.
Provides industry expertise on 22 market sectors.
Prohibited & Restricted Items into the U.S.
Provides industry expertise on 22 market sectors.
Regional Economic Accounts
The Bureau of Economic Analysis provides economic data on a national, regional, state, county, or metropolitan level. Statistics cover personal income and earning variables, full- and part-time employment variables, transfer payments variables, and farm income and expenses variables since 1969.
Social Statistics Briefing Room
The White House Web Team provides users with demographic, crime, education and health statistics.
The 2011 Statistical Abstract
This Web site includes statistical data on population, education, health, personal consumption expenditure by product category, personal income by state, household income, CPI for selected items (food, apparel, alcoholic beverages, housing, ...), and more.
Statistical Tradeflow Database
Market Access Database's Statistical Tradeflow Database provides users with a variety of international tradeflow statistics.
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency maintains this site to provide information about procedures for importing goods into the United States. This site also offers numerous trade publications.
Trends and Tudes via Harris Interactive
Review market research newsletters on trends in the teenage market.
United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
The United Nations Statistics Division maintains this database of world commodity trade statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Dept. of Commerce makes their census data available at this site. Obtain U.S. statistics on population, projections, income, labor force, educational attainment, computer use/ownership, foreign trade, and more.
U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder
Select data tabulations and maps from the data sets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data files contain statistics on community demographic profiles, housing, and industries, which can be downloaded into text or spreadsheet format.
U.S. Commercial Service
From this site you can access a global listing of trade events, international market research, and practical tools to help with every step of the export process. See also "Country Commercial Guides" above.
World Customs Organization
This site provides direct links to the customs agencies of member nations. Accessibility and content of the individual Web sites varies depending on the country of origin.