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Background market data/statistics

Background market data/statistics
You may wish to find out which consumers spend more on a given product, compare inflation rates, household incomes or locate demographic data. The databases below provide statistical data: 

Marketline Advantage 
The database section of Marketline provides statistical time series on countries, cities, and consumer data.
It covers global food, drinks personal care household products, pet care, news and magazine and tobacco markets only.

To access data and forecasts from the home page go to: 

Databases>country statistics (or pick market data for consumer market figures.  

Statista
A statistics portal providing statistics, reports (dossiers) and infographics.  It incorporates free and subscription data sources and covers 600 industry sectors and is particularly strong on social media and consumer products.

Bloomberg
Use the <BI> Bloomberg Industry function and select sector and sub-sector to locate sector statistical data  - Key indicators.

Or go to the <ECON> page to search and download economic statistics.

Background market data/statistics - free resources

Free - web resources


Quandle
Search millions of indexed datasets and download and graph. Quandl acquires its data by having human curators point its bot at specific data sets. 

Statistical offices 
Try the statistical office of the country.  A list of these by country and of international statistical organizations: Eurostat, ILO,   FAO, etc. can be found at: https://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm