Database Guide: FitchConnect

Interactive Charts and Data

The Interactive Charts portions of the Data Tools suite is a searchable database of macroeconomic and industry indicators with over 1.2 m data items for all markets including forecast data. Using the data, create customizable charts and data tables.

  1. On the top blue menu bar select Data Tools > Interactive Charts.
  2. STEP 1: Select Entities/Geographies. You may select a combination of entities and geographies. When done, click Proceed at the bottom or click the 2 Select Data Items arrow at top.
  3. STEP 2: Select Data Items. Expand data categories and select the ones applicable to your search. View data being compiled in a table. If no results show, revise your data items selections. When done, click Proceed at the bottom of the page or click the 3 Select Dates arrow at top.
    NOTE: Data availability varies.
  4. STEP 3: Select dates. Select dates and data frequency where applicable. May include forward dates for up to 10 years of forecast data. Select dates by either method:
  • Dynamic Range - select up-to 30 years ago
  • Range - set up your custom range; the coverage for some data items starts when it becomes available
  • Manual - may set-up non consecutive years

Click Options at top menu to apply additional qualifiers, such as Account Standard, Consolidation, Line of Business (Insurers Only), and Currency.

Click Download data as Excel button if needed. Include additional fields to Excel report listed on the pop-up window if needed. Click Download.
When done, click Proceed at the bottom of the page or click 4 Visualize arrow at top.

  1. STEP 5: Visualize. Select chart type and click Create. Toggle between Table and Chart view. Open the dropdown list in More box and select the output format.

See also FitchConnect Creating Data Tables and Charts video tutorial on Video Tutorials page of this guide.

Risk Indices

Risk indices is a Fitch proprietary ranking system that calculates risks of doing business within a country in three categories: Country Risk, Operational Risk, and Risk Reward Index. It measures the risk factor against the global average on a scale from 0 to 100, from the least favorable to the most favorable. A negative number is an indication of a risk factor being below the global average.

Country Risk index calculates the stability of political and economic conditions in a country, e.g., the likelihood of a sudden political or economic crisis that may affect the decision of doing business within a country. Find Country Risk Index by selecting Sectors > Political Risk. Use the options above the table to customize countries selection and table columns.

Operational Risk calculates the barriers of doing business within a country, such as labor supply, crime, infrastructure, trade regulations etc. Open Operational Risk Index as a tab on Risk Reward Index page. See next paragraph.

Risk Reward Index quantifies the country specific Risk/Reward balance of investing in specific industries. Open Risk Reward Index from most of the industry pages and by selecting Sectors > Operational Risk.
Coverage varies by countries and by industries. Browse industries by making selection form the industry dropdown list. For detailed explanation of each indicator refer to View Methodology document above the index table on right.