IHS Global Insight Southern Africa // Products & Services // EconoStat

By: Ihs Global Insight Southern Africa  11-11-2011

EconoStat is a Web-based data navigation and analysis application that provides subscribers with the most up-to-date, easy access to historical economic and socioeconomic time-series data. Continuous data evaluation and validation checks guarantee timely, accurate, and prompt data delivery. Historical revisions and changes to units of measurements, base years, definitions, and reporting criteria are implemented as they become available. Our data specialists act as a link between the data sources and you.

EconoStat allows you to focus on data analysis without the added concern of data accumulation and evaluation, thereby increasing your productivity. The ease of use and simple navigation give fast and reliable access to accurate data.

Data manipulation

EconoStat provides easy access to time-series data by either using the TSETools Excel® add in or by accessing the EconoStat Web interface.

Use the functions in the dropdown list to perform calculations and data updates, draw graphs, edit formats, and activate the Help function.

Data access and manipulation

    Graphing functionality

    The TSETools graphics function offers a convenient and easy way to create and maintain graphs within Excel. By making charts that auto-expand, updated data tables will be reflected in the linked graph. Charts are exported in standard picture format and can be imported into other applications, such as Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint®.

    Importing charts into other applications simplifies the process of writing reports or presentations. Once a template is created, the exported Excel graphs are updated automatically within the other applications upon opening the file.

    Graphing capabilities

    • Create graphs in a new sheet
    • Append series to existing graphs
    • Export multiple charts by using the
    • Bulk Export function


    EconoStat contains economic and socioeconomic time-series data from a wide spectrum of sources for different frequencies. Navigation is simplified by arranging data series to correspond to the layout of the physical publications.

    Examples of South African databanks

    • Abstract of Agricultural Statistics, Department of Agriculture
    • NAAMSA vehicle sales
    • External trade, Department of Customs and Excise
    • Housing price indices, ABSA
    • Mineral production and sales data, Minerals Bureau
    • National financial accounts, South African Reserve Bank
    • Statistical releases from Statistics South Africa
    • South African general macroeconomic indicators, Quarterly Bulletin, and Bank Supervision, South African Reserve Bank
    • Steel and engineering industries data, SEIFSA
    • Preliminary trade statistics, Department of Customs and Excise

    Examples of international databanks

    • Developed economies and emerging markets data
    • Foreign exchange data
    • International financial statistics, IMF
    • OECD main economic indicators
    • World Bank indicators

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