How can I access IMF data?
Connect to the IMF eLibrary. You'll find it listed on our homepage's database dropdown and in most of the research guides under "Statistics.'
If you have trouble accessing the data you need:
- Click on IMF Data at the top of the IMF eLibrary screen. Look for "My Data" in the center of the page and create a user account or sign in if you already have an account. Select your concept, country and dates, and click on the download icon. You will soon receive an email from the IMF with a link to the data.
- Use the IMF Stats CD Rom on workstations 1 - 4 and 11 - 13 in the Library. Click the "IFS Browser" icon and load the CD at the prompt. Current data CDs are on reserve in the Library file at the Circulation Desk. Ask for the "International Financial Statistics on CD-ROM." The CD is cumulative, so you’ll get all years of data on the current month’s disc.
- Still having trouble? Email StatisticsQuery@imf.org and explain the problem you're encountering. They tend to respond promptly.
- Another alternative is to access IMF data via Global Insight. Click on Data Insight-Web and click on Concept to find a menu of IMF databases.
Finally, please ask for help at the Reference Desk, call 202-663-5901, or email us.