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International Monetary Fund

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.



  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Access to Database

  • Access to the database is free from the Data and Statistics site
  • Definitions and methodologies are mostly available in English, some are available in other languages such as French, German, Spanish, etc.


  • IMF member countries (188).
  • Economic outlook databases
  • International Financial Statistics
  • Public sector debt
  • Government Finance Statistics
  • Most data available from 1980 onwards.

Data quality

  • Data collected from international and local organizations.
  • Information concerning the collection methodology, sources and validation is available in the IMF website.

Strength and weaknesses

+ Database contains a wide range of financial indicators.

- No health-related information.