Economist Intelligence Unit
This well-known firm, affiliated with
magazine, offers many different products oriented towards the analysis
of some 180 countries around the world.
272 series for 115 countries, for more than a million data points.
This dataset is available in a sophisticated interface from
EIU CountryData -- EIU and Bureau van Dijk
Of particular interest are:
Country Reports -- "the definitive source of country analysis"
Country Forecast -- "medium-term forecasting service"
Country Profile -- "instantly accessible snapshots"
Country Risk Service -- "assessment of the political, economic and
CountryNet -- for travelers and expats
EIU ViewsWire -- "daily service for global executives"
They also offer a number of special reports, such as on "Strategic
industries," business conditions in different regions and various
commodity reports and forecasts.