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Economic Data & Reports
 
Last Updated on 04/16/2013

U.S. Government Resources

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
  • CIA World Factbook on the U.S. and CIA World Factbook on Hungary: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • Country Commercial Guide (PDF 1MB): The Country Commercial Guide provides information on doing business in Hungary.
  • Federal Reserve System: Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct innovative research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance. In addition to presenting their research to policymakers, Board economists share their research at academic conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets.
  • Investment Climate Statement: The Investment Climate Statements provide a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate.  The statements cover general characteristics, such as openness to foreign investment and treatment of foreign investors, as well as details about procedures for licensing and similar administrative matters. The statements are updated each year as Chapter 7 in the Country Commercial Guides, a series to be found by country at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website.
  • Special 301 Report (PDF 305KB): The "Special 301" Report is an annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement.
  • USA.gov: As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the U.S. people and economy.
  • USTR NEI Report: The National Export Initiative (NEI) report outlines ways the U.S. government can expand efforts to help U.S. businesses win more foreign government contracts, find buyers worldwide, participate in more trade missions and trade shows, receive more export financing, and learn new ways to sell products and services overseas.  A central focus of the plan is providing additional assistance to small and medium-sized businesses, which are major drivers of new job creation.

Hungarian Resources

  • Hungarian National Bank: The Hungarian National Bank is the central bank of Hungary. It is a member of the European System of Central Banks. The primary objective of Hungarian National Bank is to achieve and maintain price stability. Without prejudice to its primary objective, the Hungarian National Bank supports the economic policy of the Government, using the monetary policy instruments at its disposal.
  • Ministry for National Economy: The Ministry for National Economy is responsible for the general planning of Hungarian economic policy and the implementation of strategy for the national economy. The Ministry deals with such vital fields related to the national economy as job creation, the creation of a family-friendly tax system, improving competitiveness, budget preparation, reducing the national debt and stimulation of economic growth.
  • Government Debt Management Agency: The mission of the Government Debt Management Agency is to finance the government debt and the central government deficit at the lowest costs in the long run taking account of risks, at a high professional level and by using sophisticated methods.
  • Hungarian Central Statistical Office: The Hungarian Central Statistical Office is a professionally independent public administration agency under the government. The main tasks of the HCSO are designing and conducting surveys, recording, - proccessing and storing data, data analyses- and dissemination, and the protection of individual data.The Office provides data for the parliament and public administration, social organizations, local authorities, scientific bodies, economic organizations, the general public and the media as well as for international organizations and users abroad. Official data regarding the socio-economic situation as well as the changes in the population of the country are published by the HCSO.
  • Hungarian National Bank Statistics: This part of the Hungarian National Bank’s website contains press releases presenting the most important data of the statistics compiled by the Hungarian National Bank (including monetary, balance of payments and international investment position, securities, financial accounts, financial stability, money circulation and payment system statistics).

International Resources

  • EIU Democracy Index: The index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories—this covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s independent states.
  • EIU Analysis: The Economist Intelligence Unit’s country analysis helps business leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions.
  • Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom: The Index of Economic Freedom covers 10 freedoms – from property rights to entrepreneurship – that gauge the economic success of 184 countries around the world.
  • Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (2011): The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories according to their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
  • World Bank Doing Business Survey: Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. This index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic.
  • UN Human Development Indicators: The aim of the Human Development Report is to stimulate global, regional and national policy discussions on issues that are relevant to human development.
  • European Commission Annual Macro-economic Database: The annual macro-economic database of the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs contains data for EU-27, the euro area, EU Member States, candidate countries and other OECD countries (United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Mexico, Korea, Australia and New Zealand).
  • OECD Database: OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies.
  • IMF Database: The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.
  • World Bank Quartery Public Sector Debt Statistics: The PSD database brings together detailed debt data of the public sector that are published individually by countries participating in this initiative.
  • Bank for International Settlements: The BIS international financial statistics are a unique source of information on various elements of the global financial system.
  • European Commission Eurostat Statistics: Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

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