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International

Health: Key Tables from OECD

This contains statistics on expenditures (total, pharmaceutical, out-of-pocket), number of physicians and nurses, hospital beds, life expectancy, infant mortality, suicides, overweight population, doctors consultations, etc. The statistics are for Canada and other OECD countries. The data is on annual basis and is avalibale from 2004 to latest. The data sets are available in HTML, PDF and Excel formats.

Export Development Canada

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency. Its job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. It is a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm's length from the Government.

The EDC website contains statistics relevant to trade for each country (GDP, population, volume of trade, business environment, key industries, main imports, volume of imports from Canada, Canadian direct investment), export performance monitor, commodity tracker, trade confidence index, etc. HTML and PDF formats.

RFE: resources for economists on the Internet

This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described. The Data section is broken down into U.S. Macro and Regional Data, Other U.S. Data, World and Non-U.S. Data, Finance and Financial Markets, and Journal Data and Program Archives.

Google public data

Interactive visualization of statistics on U.S. and the world, including unemployment, prices, wages, diseases, etc. Users select a publicly available data set from a number of data providers, and create charts and maps.