I need a dataset that contains recent macroeconomics attributes for countries. I have tried to make my own by joining Wikipedia tables on GDP, GDP per capita, population, poverty, imports, exports, life expectancy, illiteracy rate, external debt, number of internet users etc. However, the dataset is not very consistent with regards to the sources and timestamp. It would be great to have at least somehow consistent dataset including but not limited to the above mentioned attributes.
International organisations provide this kind of data. As you want to cover the whole World, have a look at organisations with the same geographical scope:
The World Bank has a database that covers a wide range of topics.
If you are more focussed on economic indicators, you can also have a look at the World Economic Outlook Database of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Both sites allow you to view the data online as well as to download it further uses.
The United Nations Statistics Division also has a couple of databases on various topics.
About import and export: TradeMap, a Swiss statistical tool providing indicators on:
- Export performance
- International demand
- Alternative markets
- Competitive markets
They also have a directory of importing and exporting companies of more than 200 countries more than 5000 products.
Another economic indicator is the World Trade Organization Database, on which you are available to make comparisons between their members states, with full economic information.