International Sources

Rates of Exchange

Current exchange rates     http://www.x-rates.com/

Central and South America

Brazil
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) is the main provider of data and information in the country and it fulfills the demands of several different segments of civil society, as well of other governmental institutions at federal, state and municipal level.  The IBGE presents a variety of macro-economic data, analysis, and indicators.
http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/#sub_economia

Africa

South Africa
Statistics South Africa provides a variety of economic data and analysis on the country of South Africa.
http://www.statssa.gov.za/

North America

Canada
Statistics Canada provides a variety of economic data and analysis on the country of Canada.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Mexico
INEGI provides geographic, demographic and economic information of Mexico. It also coordinates the Informatic Development Programme and provides the public service of statistical and geographic information.
http://www.inegi.org.mx/default.aspx?

Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, etc.) 

General macroeconomic data and information about ASEAN member countries.
http://www.usasean.org/

China
The National Bureau of Statistics of China is in charge of statistics and economic accounting in China. In Accordance with the Statistics Law of the People’s Republic of China and relevant stipulations of the State Council, Major Functions of the National Bureau of Statistics.
http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/

Japan
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry publish a variety of statistical reports that cover a variety of macroeconomic topics and industries.  A monthly report called “Preliminary Report on Machinery Statistics” includes production figures for a large number of end products and fluid power components.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/index.html

South Korea
Statistics Korea provides a variety of economic data and analysis on the country of South Korea.
http://kostat.go.kr/portal/english/surveyOutlines/2/1/index.static


Europe

Germany
General indices for general manufacturing, production of durable goods, and construction activity are available. Some indication of the overall size of the manufacturing economy. The data generally gets no more specific than durable goods manufacturing. http://www.destatis.de/indicators/e/pgw510ae.htm