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Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

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Canada

World integrated trade solution (WITS)

The World Bank — in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and in consultation with organizations such as International Trade Center, United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) — developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). WITS provides multiple ways to access trade, tariff and non-tariff data. It has the following main sections.

Vital signs

Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our cities, identifies significant trends, and assigns grades in at least ten areas critical to quality of life. Vital Signs is based on a project of the Toronto Community Foundation and is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada. Each city's report card data is a compilation of numerous research sources, much of it local, that help communities make connections between issues and trends in different areas. 

UNdata

UNdata provides access to UN statistics covering a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.

IMF Data

IMF Data provides international financial statistics on a broad range of topics including currency, trade, reserves, debt, fiscal indicators, economics, revenue, finance statistics, labour, etc. Also offers data analytic tools and reports.

Datastream (Thomson Reuters)

The Map & Data Library has an account with Datastream International which provides the University with access to a remote database of around 1.5 billion time-series of financial and economic statistics, covering all countries of the world. The Datastream database covers company, financial and economic data from all major markets in the world. The information is grouped by equities, bonds, company accounts, stock market indices, interest and exchange rates, economic statistics, futures and options, warrants, and commodities.

CANSIM via CHASS

The CANSIM archive hosted by CHASS at the University of Toronto provides access to Statistics Canada's various socioeconomic time-series data products, accessible through a multidimensional interface. Historical versions of the CANSIM database are also available through this link.

Balance of payments statistics (BOPS)

The Balance of Payments provides a framework that is applicable for a range of economies, from the smallest and least developed economies to the more advanced and complex economies. As a result, it is recognized that some items may not be relevant in all cases. The balance of payments is a statistical statement that summarizes transactions between residents and nonresidents during a period. It consists of the goods and services account, the primary income account, the secondary income account, the capital account, and the financial account.