Statistical Databases


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Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD)

A collection of available public data on World Trade Organization market access in agriculture. It contains data for over 50 countries.

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BACI (Base pour l/Analyse du Commerce International)

BACI is the World trade database developed by the CEPII at a high level of product disaggregation. This resource is for the exclusive use/access of IFPRI researchers. Please contact for access.

Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)

Time series data from 1948 summarizing the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world, complied from International Monetary Fund data.

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CAB Direct

A source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct is a single point of access to all CABI database subscriptions.

Cost of Cultivation/Production & Related Data

Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture.


Information system for food and agriculture statistics at regional, national and sub national levels.

CME Group

Comprised of several exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.

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IFPRI Dataverse

Includes IFPRI Datasets

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

The database presents figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports by trade partners as well as area and world aggregates showing trade statistics from the IMF

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It is an on-line multilingual database covering statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use and population.

FAO Statistical Yearbooks

The FAO Statistical Yearbook provides a selection of indicators on food and agriculture by country.


FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Research Institute) provides access to databases on commodities and elasticities

Food Sustainability Index

Developed by The Economist and The Economist Intelligence Unit


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GIEWS Food Price Data and Analysis Tool

Covers 1130 monthly domestic consumer price series in 82 countries, 28 international cereal export price series, 20 different food commodity categories

Global Health Observatory Data Repository

World Health Organization's main health statistics repository


A collection of data covering income distribution, energy consumption, water resources, dwellings, migration, land use, food production, nutrition, and life expectancy

Government Finance Statistics (GFS) - IMF

These time series present combined statistics on detailed revenues and expenditures for all levels of government.

GTAP Network

For access (restricted to IFPRI staff), please send an email to

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International Development Statistics (IDS)

Covers bilateral, multilateral and private donors’ aid (ODA) and other resource flows to developing countries. Split into two databases: Creditor Reporting System (CRS) and DAC Annual Aggregates database; which are accessible through QWIDS and OECD.Stat

IEA World Energy Statistics and Balance Data Services Online

For access (restricted to IFPRI staff), please send an email to


International Labour Organization's annual and infra-annual labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. Datasets: Annual indicators, Short term indicators, Estimates and projections,  YouthSTATS,  and Special collections

IMF Data Mapper

This tool allows users to select and compare data across countries, regions, and groups, using the world map or a pull-down menu

IMF e-Library Data

Subscribers to IMF Data can use this powerful new tool to access authoritative, harmonized global statistical databases: International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade, Balance of Payments, Government Finance Statistics

India - Agricultural Statistics

The Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), an attached office of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in India


For access, click on IP log-in.
An information portal that provides socio-economic statistics of India

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

Representing the global fertilizer industry. Serving farmers by providing the nutrients needed by soils and crops.

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Living Standards Measurement Studies (LSMS)

By the World Bank

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Market Access Map (MAcMap)

A database developed jointly by ITC (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva) and CEPII (Paris), providing disaggregated, exhaustive and bilateral measurement of applied tariff duties, taking regional agreements and trade preferences exhaustively into account.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022

Brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organisations and input from collaborating member countries to provide an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets.

OECD iLibrary

statistics, detailed support estimates for both OECD and transition economies and a detailed framework for quantifying the economics of agriculture.

OECD Online Information Service

Provides access to OECD’s full text documents, publications and statistics on economic and social sciences through OLIS and FATFnet. For access, please contact IFPRI Library

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Search the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities worldwide. For access, please contact the library

POPIN: Demographic, policy and socio-economic data

Links to databases that provide numerical and textual demographic, policy and socio-economic data from various sources

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UN Commodity Trade Statistics (UN COMTRADE)

Free unlimited access is available for all users through free downloading services. For technical reasons, a download limit of 50,000 data records per query is currently necessary. There is no limit on the number of queries. For further access (restricted to IFPRI staff), please send an email to

UNCTAD- Trade Analysis Branch (TAB)

Research and analysis on international trade focuses on policy issues of particular importance for developing countries.


A unique and powerful tool, an internet-based data service useful for global community, has been developed by the Statistics Division of the United Nations

University of Queensland International Comparisons Database (UQICD)

A dedicated website designed to provide an interface to download international comparisons data on extrapolated purchasing power parities and real incomes covering 181 countries and the years 1970 to 2012.

USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb

Direct access to trade data and customized reports.

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World Bank eAtlas

A suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of indicators over time and across countries.

World Bank Development Indicators

The premier annual compilation of data about development. Includes approximately 800 indicators organized in six section: World View, People, Environment, Economy, State and Markets, and Global Links.

World Development Report

World Economic and Financial Surveys

World Input-Output Database (WIOD)

The World Input-Output Database (WIOD) consists of a series of databases and covers 27 EU countries and 13 other major countries in the world for the period from 1995 to 2011.

World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS)

Software developed by the World Bank that allows access and information retrieval of trade, tariff, and non-tarriff measures from: UN Comtrade, UNCTAD TRAINS, WTO, IDB, CTS, the World Bank and the Center for International Business, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College Global Preferential Trade Agreements Database. For access (restricted to IFPRI staff), please send an email to

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