International Economic Data
Database of Global Economic Indicators
Real Economic Activity Indicators
- Real GDP»
The value of all final goods and services produced, adjusted by inflation.
- Industrial Production (IP)»
The output production in the industrial sector.
- Headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation»
Changes in the price level of a basket of goods and services purchased by households.
- Core CPI Inflation (Excluding Food and Energy)»
Changes in the price level of a basket of goods and services purchased by households, excluding food and energy.
- Producer Price Index (PPI)/Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Inflation»
Changes in the level of prices received by domestic producers for their goods and services.
- Merchandise Exports to World»
The U.S. dollar value of goods sold to the rest of the world, deflated by the U.S. CPI.
- Merchandise Imports from World»
The U.S. dollar value of goods bought from the rest of the world, deflated by the U.S. CPI.
- Nominal Exchange Rates»
The rate at which the U.S. dollar is exchanged for a unit of currency of a bundle of foreign countries.
- Real (CPI-based) Exchange Rates»
The price of the household basket of goods and services of a group of countries relative to that of the U.S., expressed in the same currency.
- Real (PPI-based) Exchange Rates»
The price received from the output produced in a group of countries relative to that of the U.S., expressed in the same currency.
- Short-Term Official/Policy Rates»
Short-term interest rates of generally three months maturity or less, percent per annum.
- Long-Term Interest Rates»
Long-term interest rates of generally 5–10 year maturities, percent per annum.
About the Database of Global Economic Indicators
The Database of Global Economic Indicators (DGEI) from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas standardizes and disseminates world economic indicators for policy analysis and scholarly work on the role of globalization. Using a wide selection of economic indicators, the DGEI offers a broad perspective on how economic developments around the world influence the U.S. economy. DGEI includes a core sample of 40 countries with available indicators and broad coverage. Country groupings include rest of the world (ex. the U.S.) aggregates and subgroups of countries by development attainment and trade openness of which we regularly include only advanced (ex. the U.S.) and emerging in this website. The economic indicators tracked include:
- real GDP
- industrial production (IP)
- merchandise exports and imports
- headline CPI, CPI (ex. food and energy)
- PPI/WPI inflation
- nominal and real exchange rates
- official/policy interest rates and
- long-term interest rates.
All series are monthly, with the exception of real GDP which is reported at a quarterly frequency. Aggregation is based on trade shares with the U.S.
The Globalization Institute publishes these DGEI aggregate indicators on this website with an accompanying slideshow on Global Economic Conditions with additional country detail and economic data on current events. A detailed description of the sources and methodology can be found below. We would appreciate that anyone wishing to use this data, modified or otherwise, acknowledge its source with a citation of the methodological paper: for example, including a statement such as: “The authors acknowledge use of the dataset described in Grossman, Mack and Martínez-García (2014).”
"Database of Global Economic Indicators (DGEI): A Methodological Note" (Valerie Grossman, Adrienne Mack and Enrique Martínez-García),in Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 39(3), pp. 163-197, 2014. A working paper version of this article appeared as Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper no. 166, December 2013.
- Global Economic Conditions Slide Show»
Charts and graphs depicting recent economic conditions in the global economy.