The Commercial and Financial Chronicle

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle is a weekly business newspaper from 1871 – 1935 (with several gaps in coverage). This is another source that will provide stock, bonds, commodities prices, and financial information for this time period (besides the Wall Street Journal). The newspaper is a part of the FRASER (Federal Reserve) Archive. This Archive includes other economic information including the history of economic issues up to the U.S. budget and economic viability today.



Consumer Price Index

A site from the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security that also provides the U.S. Consumer Price Index. The figures are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics official Consumer Price Index site. The figures have been manipulated in Excel to provide a table from 1990 until now, both monthly and annually.

Prices and Spending in the U.S.

Focus on Prices and Spending is a sequence of reports from the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.  From these quarterly reports you can see the trends in spending and inflation in the ecomony of the United States.  The reports use information from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the Consumer Price Index, and the Producer Price Index.

Economic Indicators

This GPO Access site pulls together economic indicators and statistics from a number of sources into one easy-to-use tool.  Select a month and year (1998-present) and get data on income, output, spending, employment, wages, production, prices, money, credit, markets and more.  Users can also search by keyword for specific needs.

OECD Statistics,3352,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development created this directory of world economic statistics.  Users can search by country or topic for information on international trade, purchasing power, energy use and much more.

IES (International Economic Statistics) Database

“The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Research Library’s IES Database simplifies the search for world-wide economic indicators. Individual indicators (such as GDP and CPI) are linked, and each link has a description of the data. Included in each record is the title, corporate author, publisher, years covered in the data series, type of publication (text, table, chart), frequency with which the data is published, country of origin, a URL, available languages, subject headings, format (.pdf, .xls, etc.), a summary (where available), and any notes needed to clarify the data. The database is title, country, subject and keyword searchable.”