Main Economic Indicators

The OECD's monthly Main Economic Indicators publication is an important source of comparable key economic statistics for the OECD countries and a number of non-member countries. The Main Economic Indicators database contains the full time span of historical data for all time series in the publication together with a large number of unpublished series.


The Main Economic Indicators database currently contains around 16,000 economic and financial time series for the 34 OECD member countries, the Euro Area and 6 non-member countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa). Data begin as early as 1960.

The database in dX format matches the layout of the printed publication and contains all series at the highest frequency (monthly or quarterly) appearing in the publication. Additionally, it contains a large number of unpublished series for labour, balance of payments, surveys of business and consumer confidence, and composite leading indicators.


EconData updates the Main Economic Indicators database monthly following the OECD's release of the database.


The indicators are presented first by subject where the emphasis is on comparative indicators across countries. Then more detailed series are provided for each country.