Inter-agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics launches G-20 statistical website
Today the Inter-agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics launched a website covering economic and financial data of the Group of Twenty industrialised and emerging market economies (G-20) – including data for the euro area. The new website is part of a multi-pronged response to the ongoing global crisis, including the need to facilitate the monitoring of economic and financial developments in systemically important countries.
The Principal Global Indicators Website presents data available at the participating international agencies covering the financial, governmental, external and real sectors for the G-20 economies, and provides links to data on the websites of international and national agencies.
The website is a joint undertaking of the Inter-agency Group and is hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Inter-agency Group intends to further develop the website, enhancing the range of relevant indicators and broadening country coverage. It is soliciting public feedback on the data contained on the website. Comments may be sent to: StatisticsQuery@imf.org.
The Inter-agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics was created at the end of 2008, and comprises representatives of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB), Eurostat, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank (WB). The Inter-agency Group is chaired by the IMF.