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Middle East Statistics

This guide contains websites, government sites, and paid databases that have international statistical information. You may also do a subject search in the Library Catalog for categories such as economic statistics, demographic statistics, financial statistics, corporation statistics, and industry statistics. You can also search in the catalog for a specific country by putting the country name and then "statistics." For example, "mexico statistics" or "china statistics."


Economic



  • Foreign Governments : Middle East
    This website contains links to the main government pages and statistical agencies for all countries in the Middle East.
  • Middle East Government Pages and Profiles
    This website provides links to the main government and statistical pages for countries in the Middle East. It also includes country profiles.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
    This website includes newsletters, press releases, publications, statistics, declarations and agreements, information about member states, and links to regional and sub-regional agencies.
  • Middle East Countries at a glance
    This website gives an overview on Middle Eastern coutnries individually and also provides links to foreign affairs, finance and banks, commerce and industry and research for all these countries.
  • National Trade Data Bank
    The country commercial guides provide information for investors and exporters about other countries. This information includes economic and trade statistics, climate for investment, investment opportunities, political environment, guides to doing business in that country, etc.
  • United Nations Statistical Division
    The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates. Information in this page inclides GDP per capita, by expenditure, by economic sector and GNP statistics.
  • CIA-World Factbook
    This book provides a country-by-country listing of basic statistical and factual information. Economic statistical information for Japan include GDP, Real GDP growth rate, per capita GDP, GDP composition by sectore, poverty line, household income, unemployment, inflation rate, public debt, commodity exports and imports, exchanges, etc. These statistics are given for only one recent year.
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
    This database allows you to search country reports on the economy, politics, investment climate, and career opportunities in the country. It includes OECD economic surveys.
  • OECD economic surveys (Online)
    This is a publication by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that gives economic information and statistics for its 30 country members.
  • U.S. Department of State-Country Background Notes
    Background notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent sales, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Middle East Review
    Available in Mgt/Econ/Gov Info Reference. Call number HC 410.7 .A1 M517. This book contains a coutry profile, key facts and indicators, and a small business directory for each of the middle eastern countries.
  • Middle East Network Information Center
    Covers arts and humanities, business, economics, countries and region, education, government news and media, reference, social science, society and culture, and the war on terrrorism.
  • Business and Economy in the Middle East
    This website provides general links to business and economic information.


  • Financial

  • World Development Indicators
    This database by the World Bank Group contains economic, financial, and demographic statistics for 226 countries.
  • International Monetary Fund
    Also available in print in the Mgt/Econ/Gov Info Reference collection, call numbers HG 61 .I57 and HG 3881 .I626. This database as well as the print version in Reference, are published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and provide financial statistics by country.
  • Global Development Finance Off Campus Access
    The World Bank’s Global Development Finance database contains more than 200 debt and financial indicators for over 130 countries. This database allows you to graph several financial indicators for various years in the same chart. Some of the indicators include Total debt stocks, total debt flows, long-term debt, interest payments, disbursements, debt rations, currency composition of debt, etc. Also available in print at Mgt/Econ/Gov Info HJ 8899 .W672.
  • Middle East Countries at a Glance
    This website gives an overview on Middle Eastern coutnries individually and also provides links to foreign affairs, finance and banks, commerce and industry and research for all these countries.


  • Demographic

  • Phrase Base Facts and Statistics
    This is a very useful website. It has facts and details on politics, geography, maps, climate, economy and people for all the Middle Eastern countries.
  • Human Development Reports
    This website gives facts and figures, human development reports, socio-economic indicators and general statistics.
  • Middle East Network Information Center
    Covers arts and humanities, business, economics, countries and region, education, government news and media, reference, social science, society and culture, and the war on terrrorism.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    The UNESCO Institute for Statistics is the statistical branch of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture. It collects statistics on education, literacy, culture and communication, and science and technology. On the left panel you will see a section heading called "Statistic." From this section you can access the database, statistical tables, country profiles, and fast facts.
  • Earth Trends
    This website contains population, health, and human well-being statistics, tables, and country profiles for all the countries in the world.
  • World Health Organization
    This website gives health statistics such as life expectancy, population estimates, death rates and diseases. It gives statistical data and publication for all the countries in the world.
  • Unicef Statistics
    This website contains health, AIDS, education, economy, demographic, and other basic indicators for eastern and southern African countries.
  • Population Reference Bureau
    This page provides demographic, health, environmental, and women statistics. In addition, it has links to other statistical pages and resources.
  • City Populations
    Population of main cities by country.
  • Earth Trends City Data
    PDF Table that contains statistics on selected city-level indicators for many countries.
  • Earth Trends Data Tables
    PDF table that contains population, health, and human well-being statistics for many countries.
  • Earth Trends--World Resources Institute
    This website contains mainly environmental statistics, but it is also an excellent source of demographic, business, and economic statistics. You can go the the searchable database, select the statistics you need, and then select the country or region.
  • Transport Statistics
    These pages provide statistics on the numbers of ports, airports and railway stations in the Middle East.



  • Corporation


  • Business & Company Resource Center (Gale)
    Off Campus Access
    This database gives you information on Middle Eastern companies including history, financials, rankings, and articles when this information is available. Click on "Business and Company Resource Center, then click on "company." In the "state/country" search box type the name of the Middle Eastern country. Click "search" and a name of companies will be listed by revenue in descending order. Click the company's name to see more information on the company.
  • Business and Economy in the Middle East
    This website is an excellent resource that provides links to business and economic information in the Middle Eastern country.
  • Factiva
    Off Campus Access
    This database gives you company information such as financials, competitors, histories, business description, contact information, stock prices and charts, and articles on the company when this information is available. click on the "Companies/Markets" tab. You can enter the name or ticker symbol of the company and click "search." To see a list of only Middle Eastern companies, click on "company screening," click on "Location" then select "Middle Eastern Countries/Regions " Select the desired region. Click submit and you will see a list of companies in that region/country. By clicking on the name of the company, a menu will appear for information on that company.


  • Industry

  • Business and Industry (RDS) (Gale)
    Off Campus Access
    This database allows you to search industry overviews for different countries. Even though it might not give you very detailed information and statistics, it is a good start to research industries in different countries. Make you selection in the "Industry" and "Geo Region" menu. In the "Document Type" box select "Industry Overview"
  • Business & Company Resource Center (Gale)
    Off Campus Access
    This database gives you company information on Middle Eastern companies including history, financials, rankings, and articles when this information is available. Click on "Business and Company Resource Center" then click on "company." In the "State/Country" search type box type the name of the Middle Eastern country you are looking for, type and industry description or SIC code in the "Industry code/Description" box and click "search." The companies in the selected country will be listed by revenue in descending order. Click on the company's name to see more information on the company.
  • Specific Industry: FAO Bulletin of Statistics
    Available in Mgt/Econ/Gov Info HD 1401 .F363x.
  • Energy: Country Analysis Briefs
  • Agriculture: Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Food: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Minerals: International Minerals Statistics and Information

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