EIU.com provides a suite of products from the Economist Intelligence Unit covering international markets. City Data – pricing information on over 160 products and services in 123 cities worldwide. Items range from the cost of a loaf of bread to the average electricity bill of a local family, from the cost of office rents to median salary levels. Country Data – source of economic indicators for more than 150 countries, with data going back to 1980. Country Reports – in-depth analysis of current political, policy and economic trends for more than 200 countries. Market Indicators and Forecasts – economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries worldwide and 11 regional aggregates.
When to use:
Use EIU.com when doing research on countries other than the U.S. or when comparing multiple countries. City Data – Use City Data when you need a complete picture of global price levels. The vast majority of prices are gathered by EIU correspondents located in the cities themselves. Prices are collected from two types of stores: supermarkets and medium-priced retailers. Country Data – Use Country Data when you need annual, quarterly, or monthly time series data. Countries can be screened by selected economic variables and grouped based on economic and demographic criteria. Country Reports – Use Country Reports when you need background information or a current profile for a country, useful in an international business or marketing report. EIU Country Reports map out the infrastructure and the major industrial sectors of a country’s economy as well as providing the political backdrop. Market Indicators and Forecasts – Use Market Indicators & Forecasts when you need economic and industry forecasts for the next five years and longer-term economic projections. Data is available in three different categories: acutal, estimates, and forecasts.