The Industrial Production Index (IPI) is an economic indicator, measures the monthly progress of the production activity of the industrial branches. It analyzes the industries which extract, manufacture, produce and distribute electric energy, water and gas, and the industries involved in the capture, clearance and distribution of water and excludes construction.
The Industrial Price Index (PPI) is a weighted measure of the production costs. It serves to measure the monthly development of the price of the products manufactured by the industry in the country (industrial products) when they exit the factory and are sold in the internal market during the first stage of their commercialization.
The Corruption Perceptions Index, published by Transparency International, measures the perceived levels of public-sector corruption in a given country.
This year's index includes 177 countries, and the score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100. 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 is perceived as very clean.
A bond is an instrument of indebtedness (fixed-income securities) under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and, is obliged to pay them interest (the coupon) or to repay the principal at a specific date.
Interest is payable at fixed intervals (usually semiannual or annual). Usually the bond is negotiable, i.e. the ownership of the instrument can be transferred in the secondary market.
The definition of a country risk premium or Market risk premium refers to an increment in interest rates that would have to be paid for loans and investment projects in a particular country compared to some standard.
Sovereign credit rating, is an evaluation made by a credit rating agency and evaluates the credit worthiness of the issuer (country or government) of debt.
The credit rating is used by individuals and entities that purchase debt by governments to determine the likelihood that will pay its debt obligations.
Deficit is the negative difference between revenues and expenditures of the state, ie, expenses are higher than revenues.
There is surplus when the difference is positive, ie, revenues exceed expenditures.
The National Minimum Wage or MNW is a minimum salary that most workers are entitled to be paid.
The data shown here is a monthly rate, even if in some countries is an hourly or weekly rate.
Central Bank key rates are the current interest rates of central banks. Are the rate at banks can borrow money from the central bank. Central Bank key rates are used by central banks to shape monetary policy.
The table provides the current interest rates of a large number of central banks. Click the name of the interest rate if you want to access a page with graphics and historical information.
In the above table we publish these rankings:
- Countries by GDP
- Countries by GDP per capita
- Countries by quarterly GDP
- Countries by quarterly GDP per capita
Gross domestic product (GDP) refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given period. GDP per capita (GDP per citizen) is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living.