DBNotes Countries - May04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MAY 2004

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SEASONAL ADJUSTMENTS


New seasonal adjustments by OECD are generally carried out once a year, when the December figure is available. Revisions to individual series due to new seasonal adjustments by national source or by OECD are not signalled in this note.

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Countries List

CANADA    MEXICO    AUSTRALIA    JAPAN    KOREA    NEW  ZEALAND    AUSTRIA    CZECH  REPUBLIC    HUNGARY    NORWAY    POLAND    PORTUGAL 

   SLOVAK  REPUBLIC    SWITZERLAND    TURKEY    UNITED  KINGDOM    INDIA    RUSSIAN  FEDERATION    


CANADA

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Interest Rates
 The monthly figures for the following series are now averages of Wednesdays:
   10-year benchmark bonds yieldCAN.IRLTGV02.ST
   3-month prime corporate paper rateCAN.IRT3PC01.ST


MEXICO

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following seasonally adjusted series have been included for the first time. They replace the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for these series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation sMEX.BSCURT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: level sMEX.BSFGLV01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: tendency saMEX.BSPRTE01.STSA



AUSTRALIA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Manufacturing - Confidence indicatorAUS.BSCICP01.ST
 The following seasonally adjusted series have been included for the first time. They replace the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for these series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: tendencAUS.BSFGTE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: tendency saAUS.BSOBTE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saAUS.BSPRFT01.STSA



JAPAN

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following seasonally adjusted series has been included for the first time. It replaces the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for this series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Business situation: present saJPN.BSBUCT01.STSA
Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
 The following seasonally adjusted series has been included for the first time. It replaces the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for this series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Retail trade - Business situation: present saJPN.BRBUCT01.STSA


KOREA

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Consumer opinion surveys
 New series code for the following series (previously KOR.CSCICP01.IXNBSA):
   Consumer - Confidence indicator saKOR.CSCICP01.IXNSA


NEW ZEALAND

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following seasonally adjusted series has been included for the first time. It replaces the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for this series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saNZL.BSPRFT01.STSA


AUSTRIA

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Domestic Demand
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEAUT.DDRSVA01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SAAUT.DDRSVA01.IXOBSA



CZECH REPUBLIC

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PPI Manufactured productsCZE.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI Total IndustryCZE.PPIATT01.IXOB
Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   CPI All ItemsCZE.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsCZE.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyCZE.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyCZE.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingCZE.CPSEHO01.IXOB
   CPI Services less housingCZE.CPSELR01.IXOB



HUNGARY

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been revised to bring data in line with published national figures:
   Monetary aggregate M3HUN.MABMM301.ST
   Monetary aggregate M1HUN.MANMM101.ST
 The following series are now seasonally adjusted by the source agency from January 1998 (earlier data are adjusted by the OECD):
   Broad money (M3) saHUN.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   Narrow Money (M1) saHUN.MANMNM01.IXOBSA



NORWAY

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Production
 The following serie has been revised by source. A new working day adjustement has been applied.
   PRODUCTION WOOD PULPNOR.PRCOWO01.IXOB
Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following seasonally adjusted series have been included for the first time. They replace the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for these series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Business situation: future saNOR.BSBUFT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Confidence indicator saNOR.BSCICP01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation sNOR.BSCURT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: level sNOR.BSFGLV01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: level saNOR.BSOBLV01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saNOR.BSPRFT01.STSA


POLAND

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PPI ManufacturingPOL.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI Industry-TotalPOL.PPIATT01.IXOB
   PPI Electricity, gas and waterPOL.PPOEUT01.IXOB


PORTUGAL

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Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
 The following series have been revised from March 2003 due to a sample change:
   Retail trade - Business situation: present saPRT.BRBUCT02.STSA
   Retail trade - Business situation: future tendPRT.BRBUFT02.STSA
   Retail trade - Confidence indicator saPRT.BRCICP02.STSA
   Retail trade - Employment: future tendency saPRT.BREMFT02.STSA
   Retail trade - Orders intentions/demand: tendePRT.BRODTE02.STSA
   Retail trade - Volume of stocks: level saPRT.BRVSLV02.STSA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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External Finance
 The following series has been suppressed:
   External debt: TotalSVK.XFDTTT01.ST





SWITZERLAND

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Statistical discrepancy (gdp by exp) CHE.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Exports of goods and services CHE.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CHE.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product CHE.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CHE.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services CHE.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CHE.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services CHE.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CHE.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product CHE.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CHE.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services CHE.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CHE.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product CHE.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product CHE.EXPGDP.DNBSA
 The following chained constant prices series have been included with new national base year 2000=100:
   Exports of goods and services CHE.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CHE.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product CHE.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CHE.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services CHE.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CHE.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Change in stocks CHE.EXPST.LNBQRSA


TURKEY

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following seasonally adjusted series have been included for the first time. They replace the previously published raw series. The seasonal adjustment for these series is performed by the OECD Secretariat:
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation sTUR.BSCURT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: tendency saTUR.BSOBTE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saTUR.BSPRFT01.STSA



UNITED KINGDOM

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Employment
 The following series have been benchmarked both to the first results of the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) for December 2002 and to revised December 2001 ABI figures:
   Employees: manufacturing GBGBR.EMDPIN03.ST
   Employees: services GBGBR.EMDPSE01.ST
External Finance
 The following series have been suppressed:
   EXT STRL LIABS:MONETARY AUTHRTYGBR.XFLICB01.ST
   EXT STRL LIABS:EXPT INT'L ORGGBR.XFLITT02.ST


INDIA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Business Confidence IndicatorIND.BSCICP01.ST



RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been included:
   Manufacturing - Business situation: presentRUS.BSBUCT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Business situation: futureRUS.BSBUFT01.ST
Consumer Price Index
 The following series have been included:
   Consumer prices: all items less foodRUS.CPGDLF01.IXOB
   Consumer prices: all goodsRUS.CPGDTT01.IXOB