35000 new series on Japan, Global water statistics, and more

Aquastat: Total renewable water resources per capita

Recent data additions to the Macrobond database include the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Aquastat, a leading source on global water statistics. The data contains a variety of series on water resources and agricultural water management. The bar chart below shows the decline in percentage and value of the total amount of fresh water per capita globally in the last 20 years.


Brazil: Retail trade confidence indicator

We’ve also increased our coverage of Brazil’s business surveys from the Brazilian Institute of economics (IBRE), with additional surveys for industry, construction and retail trade. In the chart below, you can see the current situation, expectations and the total retail trade confidence indicator, an alternative to the consumer confidence index. The chart shows that retail trade sentiment has been on the rise since 2015 with a slight dip since the inauguration of President Bolsonaro in January 2019.


Indonesia: Foreign holders of public debt

Another highlight from recent additions is data on foreign holders of Indonesia’s public debt by tenor. The chart below shows the different proportions of foreign ownership of Indonesian debt calculated by dividing the tenor by the total. You can see that there’s been a noticeable shift this year from long term maturities to short term maturities by foreign investors in Indonesia’s bond market.


Japan: trade with EU-countries by principle commodity

In the latest data additions, we’ve significantly increased our coverage on Japan, adding around 35000 new series. Among these are import and export by principle commodities. In the following chart, it’s possible to see how the import and export for all principle commodities between Japan and the EU have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. This is likely a result of the economic partnership agreement between the EU and Japan that entered into force on the 1st of February 2019. In the partnership agreement Japan and the EU decided to remove all the trade barriers that were previously in effect.


Data Additions by Country / Region


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