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Economics

An overview of Economics 

Our economics database offers deep and consistent global data coverage. We deliver economic data with critical timeliness to affirm your decision-making. A collection of economic content emphasises factors that affect global financial market performance.

Access macro data, such as national, financial, and external accounts, industrial activity and labor indicators. As well as micro detail on housing, energy, automotive, and other industries and key indicators for sub-national areas. Supplemented by our consumer confidence data; business outlook and PMI's for main operating indicators; and results of surveys on competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and doing business.

Key facts 

  • Data format
    CSV
    HTML
    PDF
    SQL
    XML
  • Delivery mechanism
    API
    Cloud
    Deployed/Onsite Servers
    Desktop
  • Publishing frequency
    15-Minute
    Daily
    Varies

Features & Benefits

What you get with Economics 

  • Select for analysis from over 15 million economic time series on macro and microeconomic topics, from national sources for timely locally important data, and international sources for comparable data. Altogether over 1,000 sources and partners are used.
  • Access comprehensive history as far back as the 1900s for G7, 1970s for developed markets, 1990s for developing and emerging markets.
  • View standard metadata (units and scale, adjustment status, the base period for real and index data), conversion methodology, and source. On Datastream, in the Navigator spotlights, there are also definitions provided for many of the series.
  • Next Dates of Release are provided for over 350,000 national source series. These static datatypes provide up to 12 future release dates per series. NDOR’s are taken from calendars published by the sources or estimated by Refinitiv from past experience. The dates provide the tool for planning around next updates; or for knowing the economic events to be released on a given day.
  • Links to sources are available for all national source series, from the spotlight on Navigator. Also available for many series are links to the latest data release so you can read the text that came out with the numbers and/or investigate further.
  • Ensuring superior quality, with +30 years legacy of meeting strict standards, handling revisions and providing consistent histories, and building knowledge, the content is of the highest quality. Our expert content staff knows the information and sources and follows best practices, ensuring quality data and support. Teams are in the U.K., Poland, the Philippines, India, China, and the United States for close and timely contact with sources.

How it works

 Accessing the dataset

This dataset can be used by the following products. Talk to us to learn more about different packages and offerings.

Refinitiv Datastream Data Loader (DDL)

Datastream Data Loader (DDL) offers fast, flexible, bulk delivery of Refinitv's premium content, covering all Datastream markets worldwide, history back to the 1900’s, over 360 million time series and over 17,000 different fields. DDL allows you to customise the data you need from our full range of Datastream content and retrieve it one of two ways: when the latest updated data becomes available or at a scheduled time of your choice. This simple, yet powerful FTP-based solution is the most flexible, easy-to-implement, and cost-effective method of delivering large amounts of referential data.
Data Formats:
CSV
PDF
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Publishing Frequencies:
Varies

Refinitiv Datastream

Welcome to Datastream, our historical financial database with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 14 million economic indicators. It features 100+ years of data, across 175 countries – the information and tools you need to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events. Datastream is available via Datastream Advance (EOL Sept 2021) or via Eikon DFO, Eikon R&A, Refinitiv Workspace for Students, Refinitiv Workspace for Academics, Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth. It is expected to be included in many more variants of Refinitiv Workspace during 2021. Datafeed access is via Datastream Data Loader & Datastream Web Service (which includes Matlab, EViews, Python, R & codebook integration) Client desktop tools include DFO (Datastream for Office) Datastream Charting, including Chartbook Navigator - Search & Navigation tool
Data Formats:
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Publishing Frequencies:
Varies

Knowledge Direct

Knowledge Direct API uses industry standard protocols (SOAP and XML) to deliver Refinitiv content for inclusion within internal or external client applications. Using XML request/response, clients can access a comprehensive offering of company and economic Data (fundamentals, estimates, significant developments, etc.), market data, news and quotes and the associated capabilities, including charts, search and timeseries.
Data Formats:
XML
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Publishing Frequencies:
15-Minute

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics – a powerful, scalable platform to manage, maintain and integrate quantitative analysis and investment data.
Data Formats:
SQL
Delivery Mechanisms:
Deployed/Onsite Servers
Cloud
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

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