Answered By: Lizah Ismail
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 32

A good place to start for country information is UN Data

The website has data for all countries in the UN, going back to 1948 in some cases. For CIP information, go to the International Financial Statistics link (scroll down a little). You can filter data by country and year. You may also want to look at the UNSD Demographic Statistics. Additionally, you can type in your search terms in the search box at the top (such as literacy rates) to find information.

Other resources to look for country information:

The World Bank (here is a link to their inflation/consumer prices : (searchable by year)

The CIA World Factbook Archives for country profiles dating back to 1990

You may also want to take a look our Business databases in our All Business Resource Guide for
Finance and Investment:

(Mergent Online has statistical data on countries going back to 2008)

International Business:

Hope the above information helps.