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Suggested resources and tips for finding statistics for Hong Kong and for overseas.

Statistics - International - Business & economics

  • AllThatStats Covers economic, financial, industry and trade statistics from the World Bank, IMF, OECD and other organizations.
Economic Indicators
Financial markets
  • Refinitiv Eikon [Library database]. Covers data on global equity and merger & acquisition issues. Available in the Library only. Access restricted to current CityU staff and students. Please enquire at the IT Help Desk.
  • Wall Street Journal International Markets. Provides indices for over 80 countries.
  • WRDS [Library database]. Financial and market data on companies in over 80 countries.  


  • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online From UNdata (United Nations). Select by 'topic', then by country.
  • OECD iLibrary. Select Industry and Services, then choose country.
  • Statista: the statistics portal Web site. Aggregates statistics from market research organizations, businesses and governments. Look for information under the 'Industries' or "Topics' options. A fee is charged for access to detailed data.  
  • UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Covers industry stats on employees, establishments, outputs, value-added, wages & salaries. 

Labor statistics

Marketing statistics

Public accounts, money and finance statistics

  • International financial statistics. From the International Monetary Fund. It includes exchange rates, national interest rates, CPI, exports, imports, foreign exchange information and more.

Trade statistics


Current and historical statistics - Library collection

You can search the CityU LibraryFind to locate current and historical statistics on business and economics.

These are available both on the web and in print. The most recent statistics are generally available on the Web. 

Examples of searches by subject include the following:

  • Commerical products -- Statistics
  • Commerical statistics
  • Commerical statistics -- Periodicals
  • Consumption (Economic) -- Statistics
  • Economic indicators
  • Finance -- Statistics
  • Industrial statistics
  • International finance -- Statistics
  • International trade -- Statistics
  • Labor supply -- Statistics
  • Securities -- Statistics
  • Service industries -- Statistics

Also search by country e.g.:

  • Economic indicators -- United States