MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES

JANUARY 2004

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(STA05)DBNotes/Jan

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.


UNITED STATES
National Accounts
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services USA.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure USA.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product USA.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation USA.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services USA.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure USA.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services USA.EXPEXP.LNBARSA
   Government final consumption expenditure USA.EXPGC.LNBARSA
   Gross domestic product USA.EXPGDP.CARSA
   Gross domestic product USA.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product USA.EXPGDP.LNBARSA
   Gross fixed capital formation USA.EXPGF.LNBARSA
   Imports of goods and services USA.EXPIMP.LNBARSA
   Private final consumption expenditure USA.EXPPC.LNBARSA
   Change in stocks USA.EXPST.LNBARSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series (replacing USA.EXPSD2.LNBARSA):
   Statistical discrepancy USA.EXPSD1.LNBARSA

JAPAN
Producer Prices
 The following series refers to total manufacturing instead of total industry as previously:
   PPI MANUFACTURINGJPN.PPIAMP01.IXOB

AUSTRIA
Production
 The following series have been revised since 1996:
   IIP NON DURABLE CONSUMER GOODSAUT.PRTGCG03.IXOB
   IIP NON DURABLE CONSUMER GOODS SAAUT.PRTGCG03.IXOBSA
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS EXCL. ENERGYAUT.PRTGIG02.IXOB
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS EXCL. ENERGY SAAUT.PRTGIG02.IXOBSA
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODSAUT.PRTGVG01.IXOB
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODS SAAUT.PRTGVG01.IXOBSA

GERMANY
Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   DEU PPI Manufacturing IndustryDEU.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   DEU PPI ALL ITEMSDEU.PPIATT01.IXOB

SWEDEN
National Accounts
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services SWE.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure SWE.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product SWE.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation SWE.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services SWE.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure SWE.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services SWE.EXPEXP.LNBQR
   Government final consumption expenditure SWE.EXPGC.LNBQR
   Gross domestic product SWE.EXPGDP.DNB
   Gross domestic product SWE.EXPGDP.LNBQR
   Gross fixed capital formation SWE.EXPGF.LNBQR
   Imports of goods and services SWE.EXPIMP.LNBQR
   Private final consumption expenditure SWE.EXPPC.LNBQR
   Statistical discrepancy (gdp by exp) SWE.EXPSD.LNBQR
   Change in stocks SWE.EXPST.LNBQR


BRAZIL
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Monthly earnings: all activitiesBRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOB
   Monthly earnings: all activities saBRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOBSA
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Real average monthly earnings: totalBRA.LCEATT03.NCML

INDONESIA
Interest Rates
 The following series has been corrected from June 2001:
   Short-term interest rateIDN.IRT3LL01.ST

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