Visualizing economic data

There’re two tools to analyze economic issues which are worth checking out. The first one is OECD: Observatory of economic complexity developed at the MIT Media Lab. The tool “makes international trade data and economic complexity indicators available through millions of interactive visualizations. I tried looking for the export destinations of Germany and that’s what I got. Really good stuff which journalists should love to use. You can download the data or embed it.

OECD: German exports,

OECD: German exports,

The second tool is GEDViz by Bertelsmann. It’s based on OECD (a different one, you know) data which is however rather outdated. It’s still a useful starting point though. You can share and embed the stuff here as well, although you don’t have access various data visualizations modes as in the first tool.


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