The OECD publishes a range of statistics by economic activity. The data may originate from annual business surveys, from National Accounts (based on SNA93 definitions) or from the STAN family of databases which gives broad analyses of industrial performance and structural change.
The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.
This publication reports on steelmaking capacity developments in non-OECD countries. This latest edition reviews available material on existing capacity and likely developments through 2005. On a country-by-country basis, tables show existing capacity and equipment, increase in capacity, etc.
These peer reviews (of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden) present recommendations for policy actions in each country based on strengths and weaknesses observed in the policy approach to developing highly skilled workers to fulfil future industry requirements.
Interest in the services sector is growing across OECD countries. To help address some of the major measurement challenges, the OECD organised a workshop on services on 15-16 November 2004. The above document gives the outcome of this workshop.
This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.
This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
This paper is a study of the productivity of plants owned by US firms located in the UK.
This paper shows that China is catching up rapidly with other dynamic Asian economies and the Triad economies on a score of indicators relating to the knowledge-based economy. Report produced with the support of the OECD Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members (CCNM).
Building on an earlier study of patterns on firm entry, exit growth and survival (DSTI Working Paper 2004/1), this paper takes a closer look at the role of policies and institutions for firm entry and survival and at the link between new firm creation and economic performance.