DBNotes Countries - Jul04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
JULY 2004

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 10/07/2004
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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.

CHANGE TO BASE YEAR 2000

 

The OECD standard base year used for the presentation of indices has changed from 1995 = 100 to 2000 = 100 for this July 2004 release of the MEI dataset.  For country series, this change only affects the level of indices previously published, but has no impact on historical growth rates.  The level of Composite Leading Indicator series has also changed due to the change in base year for the reference series (i.e. index of industrial production).  For OECD main country grouping series (e.g. OECD-Total, OECD-Europe, Major seven, EU 15, Euro area), the level of the published indices has changed and there is also a slight revision to growth rates from 2000 onwards due to the use of year 2000 based weights to combine countries data (i.e. in place of year 1995 based weights). 
 

In addition, the length of series published for OECD main country groupings and the groupings themselves have being reviewed.  As a result, all 'OECD - former' and ‘OECD excluding high inflation’ country groupings have been discontinued, and the historical time series for OECD-Total and OECD-Europe country groupings has been extended.  The attached spreadsheet July 04 changes.xls contains a list of all changes to OECD main country grouping series, indicating series which have been discontinued and where continuing series have had changes made to their subject codes.  The spreadsheet also contains other changes to country series made for the July 2004 dataset.
 

For more information on the methodology used to compile OECD main country groupings in the MEI, please see: compilation of area totals.  For any queries on this subject, please contact Richard McKenzie .

 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS


Detailed methodological information, updated with a delay of one month, is available on this CD-ROM in \doc\MetaCtr.htm or at http://www.oecd.org/std/mei.
Questions relating to these database notes should be directed by e-mail to stat.contact@oecd.org.

Countries List

AUSTRALIA    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CANADA    CZECH..REPUBLIC    DENMARK    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY

    GREECE    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    LUXEMBOURG    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    NEW..ZEALAND 

   NORWAY    POLAND    RUSSIAN..FEDERATION    SPAIN    SWEDEN    SWITZERLAND    TURKEY    UNITED..KINGDOM 

   UNITED..STATES    ZONES    


CANADA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Retail Sales Passenger Cars saCAN.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA


MEXICO

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Manufacturing - Confidence indicatorMEX.BSCICP01.IXOB


UNITED STATES

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Retail sales Passenger cars sa - ProxyUSA.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA




AUSTRALIA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registred saAUS.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Other labour market indicators
 From March quarter onwards, the following series is compiled on a quarterly basis and no longer on a monthly basis.
   Labour disputes: days lostAUS.OLLDSG01.CU
Labour compensation
 After the change to OECD base year 2000, the following series has been included (previously AUS.LCWRTT01.IXNB):
   HOURLY RATES ALL INDUSTRIESAUS.LCWRTT01.IXOB








JAPAN

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Production
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PROD. SERVICES ACTIVITIESJPN.PRPESE01.IXOB
   PROD. SERVICES ACTIVITIES SAJPN.PRPESE01.IXOBSA
Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Manufacturing - Business situation: futureJPN.BSBUFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Business situation: future saJPN.BSBUFT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Judgement on capacity utilisatJPN.BSCUJG02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Employment: future levelJPN.BSEMFL01.ST
   Manufacturing - Employment: future level saJPN.BSEMFL01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencJPN.BSSPFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencJPN.BSSPFT01.STSA
Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Retail trade - Business situation: present saJPN.BRBUCT01.STSA
   Retail trade - Business situation: future tendJPN.BRBUFT01.ST
   Retail trade - Business situation: future tendJPN.BRBUFT01.STSA
   Retail trade - Employment: future levelJPN.BREMFL01.ST
   Retail trade - Volume of stocks: levelJPN.BRVSLV01.ST
Business tendency surveys (construction)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Construction - Business situation: presentJPN.BCBUCT01.ST
   Construction - Business situation: future tendJPN.BCBUFT01.ST
   Construction - Business situation: future tendJPN.BCBUFT01.STSA
   Construction - Employment: future levelJPN.BCEMFL01.ST
   Construction - Selling prices: future tendencyJPN.BCSPFT01.ST
Business tendency surveys (services)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Services - Business situation: presentJPN.BVBUCT01.ST
   Services - Business situation: future tendencyJPN.BVBUFT01.ST
   Services - Employment: future levelJPN.BVEMFL01.ST
   Services - Employment: levelJPN.BVEMLV01.ST
Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REG TOTAL SAJPN.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
 The following series now excludes water sewerage charges.
   CPI EnergyJPN.CPGREN01.IXOB


KOREA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saKOR.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA






NEW ZEALAND

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saNZL.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Employment
 The following series has been revised by source for the entire period to take account of the results of the 2001 population Census:
   TOTAL PART-TIME EMPLOYEDNZL.EMOTPT01.ST
Unemployment
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period to take account of the results of the 2001 population Census:
   UNEMPLOYMENT (SURVEY)NZL.UNLVSU01.ST
   STANDARDISED UNEMP RATE SANZL.UNRTSD01.STSA
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS)NZL.UNRTSU01.ST
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS) saNZL.UNRTSU01.STSA
Consumer Price Index
 The following series now includes gasoline.
   CPI EnergyNZL.CPGREN01.IXOB
 The following series now excludes gasoline which is included in the Energy component.
   CPI All items non-food non-energyNZL.CPGRLE01.IXOB






AUSTRIA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGISTERED SAAUT.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUMEAUT.DDRSVO01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SAAUT.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
 The following series now includes gasoline.
   CPI EnergyAUT.CPGREN01.IXOB
 The following series now excludes gasoline which is included in the Energy component.
   CPI Total non-food non-energyAUT.CPGRLE01.IXOB
 The following series now excludes restaurants:
   CPI Food incl. restaurantsAUT.CPGDFD02.IXOB



BELGIUM

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saBEL.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Employment
 The following series has been included:
   Civilian employmentBEL.EMESTT02.IXOB


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Domestic Demand
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Retail Turnover, ValueCZE.DDRSVA01.IXNB
   Retail Turnover, VolumeCZE.DDRSVO01.IXNB
   Retail Turnover, Volume, saCZE.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA


DENMARK

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saDNK.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA


FINLAND

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGISTERED SAFIN.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA



FRANCE

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saFRA.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
 The following series now excludes alcoholic beverages.
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsFRA.CPGDFD02.IXOB



GERMANY

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saDEU.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Wage rate: manufacturingDEU.LCWRMN01.IXOB





GREECE

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   NEW PASSENGER CAR REGIST. SAGRC.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
 The following series have been revised since 1995 by source:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEGRC.DDRSVA01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SAGRC.DDRSVA01.IXOBSA
 The following series has been revised since 1995 by source:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SAGRC.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
Employment
 The following series has been included:
   Civilian employment (LFS)GRC.EMESTT02.IXOB



IRELAND

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saIRL.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Employment
 The following series has been included:
   Civilian employmentIRL.EMESTT02.IXOB



ITALY

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saITA.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Other labour market indicators
 The following series has been revised by source from 2001, to exclude strikes related to political or social reasons:
   Labour disputes: hours lostITA.OLLDSG02.CU



LUXEMBOURG

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGISTERED SALUX.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Liabilities to customersLUX.MABMM30.ST


NETHERLANDS

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saNLD.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA


NORWAY

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGIDTERED SANOR.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA


POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsPOL.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsPOL.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyPOL.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyPOL.CPGRLE01.IXOB


SPAIN

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGERS CARS REGISTERED SAESP.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA



SWEDEN

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saSWE.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Credit to EconomySWE.CRBLTT01.ST


SWITZERLAND

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger Cars Registered saCHE.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA


TURKEY

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGISTERED SATUR.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA



UNITED KINGDOM

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   PASSENGER CARS REGIST. (GB)GBR.DDRGCA01.IXOB
Unemployment
 The following series has been included:
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS) saGBR.UNRTSU01.STSA



RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included (replacing RUS.DDRSVO01.IXNB.4):
   Retail sales: volumeRUS.DDRSVO01.IXOB
 The following series has been included (replacing RUS.DDRSVO01.IXNBSA.4):
   Retail sales: volumeRUS.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA


ZONES

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Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   E15 Passenger cars registered saE15.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
   EUZ Passenger cars registered SAEUZ.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
   G7M Passenger cars registered saG7M.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
   OEU Passenger cars registered saOEU.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA
   OTO Passenger cars registered saOTO.DDRGCA01.IXOBSA