International Finance

Cross-border Investment and Debt

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.

Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) from the IMF
The CPIS collects information on the stock of cross-border holdings of equities and long- and short-term debt securities broken down by the economy of residence of the issuer.

Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) from the IMF
End-of-period quarterly data on the currency composition of official foreign exchange reserves.

Joint External Debt Hub
Database that brings together data on external debt and selected foreign assets available from international agencies (creditor/market sources) and external debt data available from the QEDS database (national/debtor sources).

Commodities and Trade

Statistics Canada Trade Data at ODESI
Includes tables for world trade data, and separate extensive tables for Canadian imports and exports.

U.N Comtrade
Official international trade statistics.

OECD Library
Primary source for data on OECD countries. Includes databases on trade, national accounts, economic outlook, etc.

Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) data at Purdue
Free data for download includes archived versions of the main GTAP database, data from the Project on Bilateral Labor Migration, and data from a project to build a databaser Assessing the Potential for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, and a World Bank agricultural protection database.

Office of Industry Analysis (U.S.)
Trade data, forecasting and analysis.

Kiel Institute for the World Economy databases
Includes the free databases Database On Mergers in Europe, Database on Capital Stocks in OECD Countries, World Trade by Commodity Classes and Regions, Stocks of Foreign Direct Investment of the US, Japan, and Germany.

Bank of Canada Commodity Price Index

Primary Commodity Prices from the IMF