A short guide to Ecuadorian macro and financial data

Interested in activity, prices, monetary, fiscal, external sector, and financial data for Ecuador? There are loads of datasets, available in both the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) and National Institute of Statistics (INEC) repositories, both containing oficial statistics from from different sources. The data is fully integrated with our database which means once the sources release it, our database will be instantaneously updated on our platform.

If you are looking for data about Ecuador you'll probably find it there. However, this short guide will help you find the basic "must-see" datasets.

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Our Datasets are contained in five sections: Activity, Prices, Money and Banking, Fiscal, External Sector and Financial.

Activity

To track the economic activity of the Ecuadorian Economy, you can monitor the evolution of GDP, Industrial Production, Employment and Wages.

This is just a small sample of all the datasets we make available to our users, but there is more information that we know you will find useful such as fuel production or consumer confidence. Moreover, data is pre-processed within the platform so that you don't have to spend time doing transformations such as Seasonal Adjustment, currency change, % of GDP, Year to Date, Cumulative sums, etc.

Prices

For prices and inflation, you can track the main inflation metrics for Ecuador, such as the Core and Headline Inflation, and its groups in this Dataset. Additionally, you can also find a more detailed breakdown in this dataset, alongside a newer (base 2014) version as well here. Plus, there is also a dataset of producer prices available here.

Money and Banking

Money and banking data tracks variables, such as the Monetary Aggregates and Interest rates. If you are curious about the Interest Rates in Ecuador, check out this Dataset. Other relevant information is:

Fiscal

The Fiscal data tracks the evolution of the Fiscal Accounts and the Debt of Ecuador. Check it out on the following datasets:

External Sector

In the External Sector Section you can track variables such as Trade Balance, Exchanges Rates and Balance of Payments:

There are also more detailed datasets on international trade for the oil industry, such as crude oil exports by account, crude oil exports by type of oil, and non-traditional exports

From the published data you will be able to combine, transform, and create your own variables or indicators as well. For example, the share of total exports corresponding to non-traditional exports, which isn't directly published by INEC or BCE, was calculated by one user here.

Financial

Finally, for Financial Data you can find information about Ecuador's Risk Premium and ETF. Beyond Ecuador, we have a comprehensive dataset covering the Risk Premium for multiple countries, take a look here and another one of Emerging Market Bond Index (JPM Total Return Index).


If you want to further explore Ecuadorian Data you can click here and filter the categories you are interested in. Also, you can find datasets which compile information of several countries, such as OECD or BIS.

Maia Mindel

Written by

Maia Mindel

Macroeconomic analyst at Alphacast. Following inflation, activity, and trade.

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