Press Release: Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics Launches G-20 Statistical Website

April 21, 2009

Press Release No. 09/133
April 21, 2009

The Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics has today launched a new web site covering economic and financial data of the Group of 20 economies. Part of a multi-pronged response to the global financial crisis, the Principal Global Indicators website will help those monitoring economic and financial developments in systemically important countries.

The url for the website is:

The web site presents data available at participating agencies covering the financial, governmental, external, and real sectors for the G-20 economies, and provides links to data in websites of international and national agencies.

The site 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 site, enhancing the range of relevant indicators and broadening country coverage. The Group is also soliciting public feedback on the contents of the data site. Please send comments to

Note to Editors

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, the European Central Bank, Eurostat, the IMF, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, and the World Bank. The group is chaired by the IMF.


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