Database trial: IMF Government Finance Statistics

The USF Libraries currently subscribe to three of the International Monetary Fund‘s (IMF) statistical databases: Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, and International Financial Statistics. A fourth, Government Finance Statistics (GFS), is currently available to us as a trial until July 2nd.

GFS is a specialized statistics system, with balancing components designed to facilitate analysis of the government and public sectors. Here are some quick facts about this database:

Time series: 135,000+
Countries covered: 133
Historical data: 1990
Data frequency: Annual
Publication Updates: Quarterly
Export formats: Excel, .csv, Access, tabbed text, html

Please try it and let me know what you think. In order to access this database at the below link, you must either be on campus or logged onto the library’s web page. It may be helpful to try the tutorials available on this web page first.

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