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World Economic Service

Evaluate business opportunity and risk with the long-term global economic forecast.

Successful business decisions in today's dynamic, interdependent world require a thorough understanding of the macroeconomic context and outlook. The World Economic Service equips decision makers to meet this challenge with economic data and 30-year forecasts for up to 500 indicators across more than 200 countries. Subscribers use our online delivery platform, IHS Connect, to download the data and forecasts and to obtain daily headline analysis, special topical reports, in-depth country reports and monthly economic overviews. Direct contact with our team of 150 economists through email, phone calls, quarterly webcasts and global conferences ensures you can keep pace with markets anywhere in the world.

Strategic planners, asset managers, business developers and government economists use the World Economic Service to:

  • Formulate rapid responses to unfolding economic and political developments
  • Assess growth potential in individual or regional markets
  • Set corporate-wide and business unit sales and revenue plans
  • Benchmark economic, financial and investment risk by country

What’s Included

Data and Forecasts

Access historical data to 1970 and 30-year forecasts for up to 500 key indicators in 206 countries. Forecasts are updated monthly for the 100 largest countries and quarterly for more than 200 countries.

Economic indicators include, for example:

  • National accounts (gross domestic product, industrial production, consumer demand)
  • External accounts (imports/exports, current account, debt)
  • Prices (consumer price, wholesale inflation, wages)
  • Exchange rates
  • Demographics
  • Financial and monetary indicators

Monthly Overviews Daily Headline Analysis and Special Reports

Find up-to-date analysis of the impact of significant news, data releases and events on the business climate in 206 countries. Download in-depth topical reports by a team of regional economists and country analysts.

See sample headline analysis and download special report.

Country Reports

Read about the economic outlook, alternative scenarios, recent performance, political and economic context for 200+ countries, including:

  • Live data tables integrated with text for immediate access to key indicators
  • Flexible formats: Excel spreadsheets and PDF export options

World Economic Service via Connect

Our online product delivery platform, IHS Connect, aligns with your workflows so you can advance your decisions more efficiently.

  • Organized content views for a broader perspective on countries, regions, industries
  • Powerful tools to access, search and visualize economic and industry data
  • Robust graphing options and export functionality for easy integration of content into your workflows
  • Access from anywhere, anytime, with laptop, iPad
Additional Privileges
  • Analyst Access – Access to more than 150 full-time economists
  • Economic Webcasts – Webcasts on key events and trends, with Q and A delivered by leading experts
  • Global Conferences – Invitations to meetings that include expert interaction and peer networking opportunities

Solve your business challenge

ChallengeSolution
I need to know the business impact of major country events and trends.Access reports and webcasts to track business environment and economic performance-related developments worldwide.
I need to find comprehensive, consistent economic data. across different countries.Leverage country reports, historical data and 30-year forecasts with up to 500 indicators per economy, including monthly forecast updates for 102 countries and quarterly updates for 200+ countries.
I need to quickly access country economic data and forecasts so I can compile a presentation.Instantly retrieve preformatted, customizable charts and graphs of key indicators, perform your own data searches and export into your files, or download preformatted PowerPoint presentations.
When faced with a timely decision, I can’t find objective intelligence and expertise.Email any of our 150+ economists directly for a fast response.

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