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World Economic Service

Evaluate business opportunity and risk with the long-term global economic forecast.

Successful business decisions in today's dynamic, interdependent world require a thorough understanding of the macroeconomic context and outlook. The World Economic Service equips decision makers to meet this challenge with economic data and 30-year forecasts for up to 500 indicators across more than 200 countries. Subscribers use our online delivery platform, IHS Markit Connect, to download the data and forecasts and to obtain daily headline analysis, special topical reports, in-depth country reports and monthly economic overviews. Direct contact with our team of 150 economists through email, phone calls, quarterly webcasts and global conferences ensures you can keep pace with markets anywhere in the world.

Strategic planners, asset managers, business developers and government economists use the World Economic Service to:

  • Formulate rapid responses to unfolding economic and political developments
  • Assess growth potential in individual or regional markets
  • Set corporate-wide and business unit sales and revenue plans
  • Benchmark economic, financial and investment risk by country
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What's Included

Data and Forecasts

Access historical data to 1970 and 30-year forecasts for up to 500 key indicators in 206 countries. Forecasts are updated monthly for the 100 largest countries and quarterly for more than 200 countries.

Economic indicators include, for example:

  • National accounts (gross domestic product, industrial production, consumer demand)
  • External accounts (imports/exports, current account, debt)
  • Prices (consumer price, wholesale inflation, wages)
  • Exchange rates
  • Demographics
  • Financial and monetary indicators

Monthly Overviews Daily Headline Analysis and Special Reports

Find up-to-date analysis of the impact of significant news, data releases and events on the business climate in 206 countries. Download in-depth topical reports by a team of regional economists and country analysts.

See sample headline analysis and download special report.

Country Reports

Read about the economic outlook, alternative scenarios, recent performance, political and economic context for 200+ countries, including:

  • Live data tables integrated with text for immediate access to key indicators
  • Flexible formats: Excel spreadsheets and PDF export options

World Economic Service via Connect

Our online product delivery platform, IHS Markit Connect, aligns with your workflows so you can advance your decisions more efficiently.

  • Organized content views for a broader perspective on countries, regions, industries
  • Powerful tools to access, search and visualize economic and industry data
  • Robust graphing options and export functionality for easy integration of content into your workflows
  • Access from anywhere, anytime, with laptop, iPad
Additional Privileges
  • Analyst Access – Access to more than 150 full-time economists
  • Economic Webcasts – Webcasts on key events and trends, with Q and A delivered by leading experts
  • Global Conferences – Invitations to meetings that include expert interaction and peer networking opportunities

Solve your business challenge

Challenge Solution
I need to know the business impact of major country events and trends. Access reports and webcasts to track business environment and economic performance-related developments worldwide.
I need to find comprehensive, consistent economic data. across different countries. Leverage country reports, historical data and 30-year forecasts with up to 500 indicators per economy, including monthly forecast updates for 102 countries and quarterly updates for 200+ countries.
I need to quickly access country economic data and forecasts so I can compile a presentation. Instantly retrieve preformatted, customizable charts and graphs of key indicators, perform your own data searches and export into your files, or download preformatted PowerPoint presentations.
When faced with a timely decision, I can’t find objective intelligence and expertise. Email any of our 150+ economists directly for a fast response.

Experts

Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D.

Dr. Behravesh works closely with the company's chief economists on the forecasting process at IHS Markit. Dr. Behravesh and his team have received numerous awards, among them the 2017 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy Award and top forecasters by Consensus Economics in 2013. Attaining consistently high annual ranking among US forecasters from The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Behravesh was ranked #3 (out of 56) for 2006, and was the only forecaster to place in the top six for 2003, 2004 and 2006. He frequently is cited by leading business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes and US News & World Report. He appears regularly on national radio and television programs, including BBC World Business Report, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, All Things Considered and Marketplace on National Public Radio. He is a featured speaker at many of the top global conferences each year, including IHS Markit CERAWeek and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Dr. Behravesh holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein was his dissertation advisor, and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US.

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Rajiv Biswas

Rajiv previously worked as Director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group. His previous experience includes working for UBS as Executive Director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an international economist. He has also worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, as a senior economist in the International Capital Markets Department. Rajiv's experience also includes working as a consultant for the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.Rajiv is a graduate of the London School of Economics, for the B.Sc.Econ.Hons. in Economics, and received his M.Sc. and D.I.C. from Imperial College at London University. Rajiv has published widely on a range of economic, trade and investmentrelated topics, with over 100 published articles. He frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on international TV programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV.He is the author of "Future Asia", published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, "Asian Megatrends" published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and "Emerging Markets Megatrends" published by Springer/Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

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Elisabeth WaelbroeckRocha, Ph.D.

Elisabeth joined IHS Markit in 2012 to lead an initiative to build a new, next generation, global macroeconomic model. The IHS Markit Global Link Model incorporates many innovative features and makes it possible to quantify the impact on the world economy of changes in the global risk environment, such as geopolitical threats and energy price shocks. Elisabeth now leads IHS Markit global economic forecasting, modeling infrastructure and software, and economic and financial data.

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Todd Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee's expertise encompasses an in-depth understanding of China's short-and long-term economic outlook, monetary policy, currency issues and economic reform. He leads a team of economists responsible for global macroeconomic forecasts and analysis, as well as country risk assessments. Dr. Lee has 18 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting. He joined IHS Markit, now IHS Markit, during the acquisition of Global Insight, where he led both the Greater China Economics Group and Asian Economics Group. Previously, he was a senior economist for Standard & Poor's DRI. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California - Irvine, US, and attained his doctoral degree in Economics from Brown University, US. Dr. Lee is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

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Customer Testimonial

“Our researchers are dedicated to understanding the international defense market and exploring opportunities in adjacent vertical markets. We often rely on IHS Markit to provide a macroeconomic perspective and in-depth analysis of specific opportunities to help us determine who the market participants are, what business model is required and potential risk factors.”

– Carlo Musso, Head, Research Department, Finmeccanica Corporate

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