Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Electronic services and publications covering over 200 markets, including country analysis and forecasts, risk assessments, economic and market data, daily news analysis, industry trends and management strategies.

Country Analysis & Forecasting

The EIU is the world's leading provider of country analysis and forecasts. Subscribers get access to regular, detailed economic and political forecasts for countries as well as assessments of the business and regulatory environment in different markets.

EIU's services provide clients with a briefing on the outlook for a country, helping them to understand how things stand at the moment and the direction a country is moving in.

EIU Viewpoint

We monitor the world to prepare you for what’s ahead

EIU Viewpoint helps your organisation to operate effectively and plan for the future. Assess global dynamics that could impact your business with insights into a country’s political, policy and economic outlook, and proprietary ratings on the business environment.

Understand a country’s political, policy and economic outlook with the world’s best forward-looking analysis and data. Our award-winning expertise looks at global dynamics that impact your organisation, helping you to operate eKectively and plan for the future.


Access China

Granular insight on China’s regions, provinces and cities
Access China is a unique service that will help your business to succeed in China. It is a single source of data,
analysis and forecasts for all 31 provinces and 292 of China’s largest cities, providing you with a comprehensive
understanding of China today, but more importantly giving you confidence that you will still understand China
in ten and twenty years’ time.


World Commodity Forecasts

World Commodity Forecasts provides a wide range of essential information for those concerned with the international commodity markets.

Risk Services

Risk services identify actual and potential threats around the world and help our clients understand the implications for their organisations.

Country Risk Service 

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an Economist Group business, produces the Country Risk Service with Country Risk Ratings. These risk levels are designed to quantitatively assess the risk of doing business in a specific country.

Risk Model

Country Risk Model is a reliable, customisable model designed to measure and compare risks across countries. An interactive tool, Country Risk Model allows you to quantify the risk of cross-border transactions such as bank loans, trade finance, and investments in securities.


Risk Briefing

Risk Briefing is designed to help assess and mitigate the risks of doing business in 180 markets. Risk Briefing will enable you to make confident, informed business decisions, based on our comprehensive and timely analysis. 


Operational Risk Model

World Commodity Forecasts provides a wide range of essential information for those concerned with the international commodity markets.

Worldwide Cost of Living

The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help and recreational costs.

The survey itself is a purpose-built internet tool designed to help human resources and finance managers calculate cost-of-living allowances and build compensation packages for expatriates and business travellers. The survey incorporates easy-to-understand comparative cost-of-living indices between cities. The survey allows for city-to-city comparisons, but for the purpose of this report all cities are compared to a base city of New York, which has an index set at 100. The survey has been carried out for more than 30 years.


City Data

The city-by-city guide to product prices and business costs worldwide. 

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