The following is a selection of frequently used print and electronic resources. Check Statistical Resources on the Government Documents website for more statistics sources. Assistance is available by email.
Bank of Canada Review from 1993-
DOCS CA1 FN76 B18 from 1971- (Latest in REF)
- Includes statistical tables for major financial and economic indicators, the Bank of Canada, chartered banks, financial institutions, as well as the Government of Canada.
Canadian Economic Observer from 1998-
DOCS CA1 BS11 C010 from 1988- (Latest in REF)
- A monthly summary of Canadian economic indicators with
quarterly or monthly figures for the latest two years. Also
includes some provincial statistics. See also the Canadian
Economic Observer Historical Statistical Supplement
(DOCS REF CA1 BS11 C210 from 1986- Latest 5 yrs in REF)
- Free tables of statistics on a variety of topics (economy, population, employment, etc.) from Statistics Canada.
- Statistics Canada. Economic, demographic, and social data. Time series database; updated weekly.
FP Markets Canadian
HC111.F4t 1999- (Latest year in STAUFFER REF)
- Contains demographic information on virtually every market across the country, e.g. statistics on population, households, retail sales, labour force, household expenditures, income, and more....
Historical Statistics of Canada
DOCS REF CA1 BS11 C516
STAUFFER REF HA745.H57 1983
- Statistics from 1867 to the mid-1970s
Note: the first edition (CA6 SRA 65H37) has series that were not included in the second edition. If in doubt, consult both editions.
- "The database contains over 5900 monthly, quarterly, or annual time series ending with the latest available observation and going back to 1946, if available. The data are on a national level, taken from over one hundred U.S. Government and private publications."
- Statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies
- Economic data
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition
DOCS REF US7 CUP 2006H37
- Colonial Times to 2000.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
DOCS US1 DD S71 from 1878- (Compact Shelving; Latest on REF)
Eurostat Yearbook from 2000-
ZZ EMS E79 (1995-2005; 2009-2011 DOCS Storage)
Global Development Finance (GDF) (1970-2013)
- World Bank. External debt and financial flow data for 136 countries back to 1970.
International Financial Statistics (International Monetary Fund)
DOCS REF UN9 MF I52
International Historical Statistics
DOCS REF ZZ AA 2003I53, I54, and I55
- Three volumes: Africa, Asia and Oceania; The Americas;
Years covered: 1750 - 2000
- OECD documents
OECD Economic Surveys
DOCS REF ZZ EC33
- Individual economic profiles of the OECD Member countries. Includes information on recent trends and prospects as well as macroeconomic policies. Part of OECD iLibrary.
OECD Main Economic Indicators
DOCS ZZ EC21 M12 (compact shelving)
- Indicators on recent economic developments in the OECD Member countries.
- Times series - a compilation of UN and agency statistics (formerly UN Common Database).
United Nations Statistical
Yearbook 55th issue
DOCS UN4 ESA100 S79 (latest in REF)
- Statistics include world and regional summaries, population and social statistics, economic activity indicators, and international economic relations. See also the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (DOCS REF UN4 ESA100 M51)
World Development Indicators (WDI) from 1960-
- Click on DATABANK to choose country, series, and year. (Also available via ABI/INFORM from 2009- )
Last Updated: 13 June 2013