- International Financial Statistics
(from the IMF) - thousands of data points on international finance, including balance of payments, liquidity, money and banking, exchange rates, interest rates, prices, production, transactions, national accounts, and population. You'll need to register, and then sign in each time, in order to download data.
- OECD iLibrary
data for many countries on: economics, energy, development, education, environment, employment, patents, R&D, finance, governance, agriculture, industry, science, social expenditures, trade, transportation, and more. (IEA datasets not part of subscription.)
- ProQuest Statistical Datasets
thousands of datasets in a wide range of categories; for countries other than the U.S., open the "International" category. When you select a specific variable, you'll see frequency (yearly, monthly, weekly or daily) and time span at the top. Tools for mapping, graphing, analysis and exporting are available. For the source of each data element, click on "Citations."
- Mergent Online Economics
over 1000 economics datasets covering retail, housing, trade, commodities, banking, energy, industry and other indicators
- World dataBank
(from the World Bank) - annual country data from 1960. You will first choose your country, then your “series” (choose from 869 variables; expand the categories to see them all) , and then your time frame; ultimately you'll get a spreadsheet that you can download; mapping is also an option.
- EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) reports in the ProQuest database
Look down the list for the most recent (not in order.) Download the spreadsheet: 368 variables, covering 1980 to the present.
a uniform web interface to current and historical datasets in finance, economics and banking, from multiple sources. Some of those are: Standard & Poor’s Compustat, the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP,) Mergent, Dow Jones, the Federal Reserve, and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.