Financial & Business Data, Statistics and Knowledge Banks

Financial & Business Data, Statistics and Knowledge Banks

All financial analysts would know the difficulty and complexity in obtaining sources of factual data and statistics that can be used as historical or forecast basis for projections in financial models.

The Financial Modeling Guide has compiled a list of business and economic data banks from around the world (but with a U.S focus) that provides mostly free sources for data on national / regional economics and trade, labor statistics, population statistics, income and wealth indicators, and more.

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

BIS is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. Provides research and statistics on international banking and finance.

Bank Holding Companies

Collects financial data from bank holding companies included in the FRY-9 reports. The bank holding companies may include parent, bank and nonblank entities. These reports contain balance sheet, income information, risk-based capital measures and addition.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Economic Research & Data

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has public data from the Federal Reserve Board.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

U.S Census Bureau

The U.S Census Bureau provides data on housing, population, income, poverty, health insurnace,economic indicators, survey of business owners, foreign trade, employment and more.

Davidson Data Center and Network

The Davidson Data Center and Network is a fully searchable database on transition and emerging markets. DDCN archives and provides free access to socio-economic micro and macro data on transition economies.

Department of Commerce

This Cabinet-level department website includes patent and trademark data, economic development, trade, telecommunications and information.

Directory of Corporate Archives in US and Canada

Includes companies that maintain their historical records themselves, as well as companies that contract with historical consulting firms to maintain their archives collections for them. Also includes the archives of professional associations.

Economagic: Economic Time Series Page

The Economagic: Economic Time Series Page is a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting.

Economic Policy Institute: Data Zone

The Economic Policy Institutes data repository with aggregate time series data documenting historical labor market trends and state and regional earnings.

Economic Report of the President and the Budget of the U.S Government

Overviews the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. Provides download capability for entire document sections or spreadsheet versions of the US Budget and statistical tables.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room (White House)

Provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies.


Wide range of data from the Statistical Office of the the European Community.Includes economy and finance, population and social conditions, industry, trade, services, agriculture, trade, transportation, environment, energy, science and technology.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-Center for Financial Research

The FDIC established the Center for Financial Research (CFR) to encourage and support innovative research on topics that are important to the FDIC’s role as deposit insurer and bank supervisor.

Federal Reserve “Beige Book”

This report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco-Economic Research and Data

The Economic Research Department supports the Bank’s policy and public outreach functions by conducting research on monetary policy, macroeconomics, banking, financial markets, applied microeconomics, and the regional economy.

Federal Reserve Board Historical Data: H 15 Selected Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board Historical Data:H.15 release contains daily interest rates for selected U.S. Treasury and private money market and capital market instruments.

Federal Reserve Board: Survey of Small Business Finances

The Survey of Small Business Finances (SSBF) collects information on small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) in the United States: owner characteristics, firm size, use of financial services, and the income and balance sheets of the firm as well as other information.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is a database of over 3000 U.S. economic time series.


Portal offering links to statistics from over 100 US Federal Agencies.

Finance Data (Ohio State University)

Finance Data from Ohio University offers extensive annotated links to financial data links, including the stock market, bonds, bankruptcy from United States and selected foreign sources.

Financial Forecast Center (FFC)

A service of Market Research International and Applied Reasoning, Inc., the FFC is a site that specializes in the generation and publication of forecasts related to money: savings, investments, finance, economics, employment and loans.

Foreign Labor Statistics (from Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices primarily in major industrial countries.

IMF: Data & Statistics

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.

Ministries of Finance (Central Banking Publications)

Links to website of ministries of finance and other key financial institutions around the world.

NYSE: Information for Market Professionals

Extensive information on the New York Stock Exchange as well as other exchanges worldwide.

OECD Statistics Portal

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development provides data on a wide range of topics.


Provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web. Web links are arranged by country, region or subject.

Pacific Basic Capital Markets Research Center

Tracks capital markets data for eight Pacific-Basin countries on a continuous and systematic basis. Databases contain extensive information on all listed companies from each country’s major stock exchange including daily security prices and returns.

Producer Price Index (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Price indexes from the mining, manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and service sectors of the U.S. economy.

Securities and Exchange Commission

Information related to the protection of investors amd markets and the facilitatation of capital formation. Includes links to company filings through EDGAR database.

Standard & Poor’s Indices

Information on Standard & Poor’s financial market indices including the S&P 500.

Statistical Agencies (International)

A directory to statistical agencies for countries around the world. Maintained by U.S Census Bureau.

Survey of Current Business (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

The Survey of Current Business (Bureau of Economic Analysis contains PDF articles on a wide range of economic data is presented including price and production indices for all sectors of the United States business sector.

Survey of Income and Program Participation, U.S Census Bureau (SIPP)

The SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation , US Census Bureau) content is built around a “core” of labor force, program participation, and income questions designed to measure the economic situation of persons in the United States.

Treasury Direct

Offers product information and research across the entire line of Treasury Securities.

United Nations Statistics Division

This UN agency compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

U.S Department of Treasury

Home page for this federal agency. Articles and data related to coins and currency, economy, illicit finance, financial markets, international finance and taxes.

U.S Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Price Indexes

The Consumer Price Index represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. User fees (such as water and sewer service) and sales and excise taxes paid by the consumer are also included.

U.S Industry & Trade Outlook

Forecasting data from the International Trade Administration.

U.S Industry, Trade, and the Economy: Data and Analysis

Data on industries, trade, duties, and economic analysis from the International Trade Administration.

US International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Industry Information

Seeks to provide a solid foundation of trade and industry data to support the development of national trade policies.

World Bank: Data & Research

A large array of international data, research, and prospects information searchable by country, program, or product.

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