What's New

- Design improvements throughout
- Country Profiles updated
- New Rankings
- New Factquest questions
- Various other minor bug fixes and improvements

App Description

•A data-rich compendium of country indices and rankings on the economy and society
•Our intellectually-addictive Factquest quiz game and a new Fact of the Day every morning
•A country comparison tool, Chartmaker, that lets you create your own charts from the data
•New content from The Economist newspaper, updated weekly
•Free to download with access to country data, rankings and the Factquest quiz game to non-subscribers

The Economist World in Figures app with the Factquest quiz game is a fun, data-rich reference guide for the businessperson, educator and stats geek alike. It teems with indicators on 190 countries, as well as dozens of rankings ranging from birth rates and patents to Nobel prize winners and GDP. The Factquest quiz game tests your knowledge of worldly stats. The Fact of the Day lets you start each morning a bit smarter. And data-driven articles from The Economist are updated weekly.

A premium version includes more than 100 additional indicators per country from the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Chartmaker country-comparison tool that lets users plot the data on to a chart.


•Subscribe for GBP £4.49 / USD $5.99 / EUR €5.99 / HK $48 annually, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
•Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
•No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
•Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
•Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the original subscription.
•You can manage auto-renew of your subscription in your iTunes account settings.
•You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period
•Full terms of use can be found at http://www.economist.com/redirect/espresso/termsofuse


The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering independent and clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs; business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 11, 2014 Initial release
  • March 06, 2015 New version 3.0.16
  • March 22, 2015 New version 3.0.17
  • May 06, 2015 New version 3.0.20
  • June 23, 2015 New version 3.0.23
  • July 26, 2015 New version 3.0.26
  • August 06, 2015 New version 3.0.31
  • October 10, 2015 New version 3.0.37
  • November 28, 2015 New version 3.0.44
  • January 26, 2016 New version 3.0.45
  • February 14, 2016 New version 3.0.47
  • July 05, 2016 New version 3.0.55
  • July 21, 2016 New version 3.0.57
  • November 13, 2016 New version 3.0.72

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