MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES

OCTOBER 2003

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 03/10/2003
(STA05)DBNotes/Oct

 

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.




MEXICO
National Accounts
 New series code for the following series (previously MEX.EXPGDP.CAR.201):
   Gross domestic product MEX.EXPGDP.CAR
Unemployment
 From 2002, data refer to 32 cities instead of 48 previously.
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS)MEX.UNRTSU01.ST
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS) saMEX.UNRTSU01.STSA



UNITED STATES
Production
 The following series have been revised between 1955 and 1996:
   Industrial production ISIC C-EUSA.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saUSA.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGUSA.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAUSA.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   IIP CONSUMER GOODSUSA.PRTGCG01.IXOB
   IIP CONSUMER GOODS SAUSA.PRTGCG01.IXOBSA
   IIP CONSTRUCTION MATERIALSUSA.PRTGCM01.IXOB
   IIP CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SAUSA.PRTGCM01.IXOBSA
   IIP DURABLE GOODSUSA.PRTGDU01.IXOB
   IIP DURABLE GOODS SAUSA.PRTGDU01.IXOBSA
   IIP RAW MATERIALSUSA.PRTGRM01.IXOB
   IIP RAW MATERIALS SAUSA.PRTGRM01.IXOBSA
 This series has been revised between 1986 and 1996:
   IIP INVEST GDS (INCL DEFENCE)USA.PRTGDU04.IXOB
 This series has been revised between 1986 and 1996:
   IIP INVEST GDS (INCL DEFENCE)SAUSA.PRTGDU04.IXOBSA


AUSTRALIA
National Accounts
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period due the change of reference year for chained constant prices to 2001-2002:
   Exports of goods and services AUS.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUS.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUS.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services AUS.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUS.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services AUS.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUS.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUS.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services AUS.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUS.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Statistical discrepancy (gdp by exp) AUS.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Change in stocks AUS.EXPST.LNBQRSA
Unemployment
 The following series has been included:
   LONG-TERM UNEM % TOTAL UNEMAUS.UNOTLT01.ST

CZECH REPUBLIC
National Accounts
 The following seasonally adjusted series are now available, replacing the correspondant non seasonally adjusted series:
   Exports of goods and services CZE.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CZE.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CZE.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services CZE.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CZE.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
   Change in stocks CZE.EXPST.VNBQRSA

NETHERLANDS
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Hourly wage rate: manufacturingNLD.LCWRMN01.IXOB

PORTUGAL
Construction
 The following series has been included:
   Construction permits: residential buildingsPRT.CNPIRE01.CUSA




SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Retail sales: volumeSVK.DDRSVO01.NCCU
Currency Conversions
 The following series have been included:
   SKK/USD exchange rate monthly averageSVK.CCUSMA02.ST
   USD/SKK exchange rate end periodSVK.CCUSSP01.ST
 The following series have been suppressed:
   EUR/SKK exchange rate monthly averageSVK.CCEUMA01.ST
   USD/SKK exchange rate monthy averageSVK.CCUSMA01.ST
Balance of Payments
 The following seasonally adjusted series are now available, replacing the correspondant non seasonally adjusted series:
   BOP Balance on income saSVK.BPBLIN01.CXCUSA
   BOP Balance on services saSVK.BPBLSE01.CXCUSA
   BOP Balance on goods saSVK.BPBLTD01.CXCUSA
   BOP Balance on current transfers saSVK.BPBLTF01.CXCUSA
   BOP Current balance USD saSVK.BPBLTT01.CXCUSA

SPAIN
Producer Prices
 The following series has been included:
   PPI All ItemsESP.PPIATT01.IXOB



UNITED KINGDOM
National Accounts
 The following series replaces the previously published series GBR.EXPSTNV.VNBQRSA.201 and does not include acquisitions less disposals of valuables:
   Change in stocks GBR.EXPST.VNBQRSA
Construction
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Vol. new orders: residential buildings (GB) saGBR.CNNORE01.IXOBSA
   Work done: dwellings (GB) saGBR.CNWGDW01.IXOBSA
 The following series has been included. Data refer to England:
   Construction Dwellings Started (England) saGBR.CNWSDW01.IXOBSA





EURO AREA
Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 New series codes for the following series (formerly coded BSxxxx01). The new coding reflects the fact that they are compiled by the European Commission (i.e. are an EC Indicator, not a National Indicator):
   Rate of capacity utilisation saEMU.BSCURT02.STSA
   Stocks of finished products: level saEMU.BSFGLV02.STSA
   Order books: level saEMU.BSOBLV02.STSA
   Orders inflow: tendency saEMU.BSOITE02.STSA
    Production: future tendency saEMU.BSPRFT02.STSA
 New series codes for the following series (formerly coded BSOTBC01). This in line with a new coding structure which better reflects the fact that it is the Industrial confidence indicator for the Euro area and is compiled by the European Commission (i.e. is an EC indicator, not a National indicator):
   Industrial confidence indicator saEMU.BSCICP02.STSA
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) from 1995 for the following series:
   Nominal Hourly Earnings, Industry, Manual WorkEMU.LCEAIN01.IXOB
   Nominal Hourly Earnings, Industry, Manual WorkEMU.LCEAIN01.IXOBSA
Foreign Trade
 The following series have been included. The data are compiled by Eurostat and exclude intra-area trade:
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saEMU.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saEMU.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saEMU.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
 The following series have been included. The data are compiled by Eurostat:
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saEMU.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saEMU.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saEMU.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


SOUTH AFRICA
Consumer opinion surveys
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.CSCICP04.ST.1):
   Consumer expected economic situationZAF.CSESFT01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.CSCICP03.ST.1):
   Consumer expected inflationZAF.CSINFT01.ST





ZONES
Consumer Price Index
 The following series have been included; The calculation based on OECD methodology allows comparison with data usually compiled for the OECD zones:
   EUZ CPI Total (OECD computation)EUZ.CPALTT01.IXOB
   EUZ CPI food (OECD computation)EUZ.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   EUZ CPI Energy (OECD computation)EUZ.CPGREN01.IXOB
   EUZ CPI Total less energy less food (OECD computatEUZ.CPGRLE01.IXOB
Foreign Trade
 The following series have been suppressed:
   EUZ ITS Exports f.o.b. total saEUZ.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   EUZ ITS Imports c.i.f. total saEUZ.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   EUZ ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saEUZ.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   NOC ITS Exports of Goods to RoWNOC.XTWEGD01.CXQLSA
   NOC ITS Exports of manufactures to RoWNOC.XTWEMN01.CXQLSA
   NOC ITS Imports of Goods from RoWNOC.XTWIGD01.CXQLSA
   NOC ITS Imports of manufactures from RoWNOC.XTWIMN01.CXQLSA
   OTO ITS Net trade saOTO.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   OTO ITS Exports of manufactures to RoWOTO.XTWEMN01.CXQLSA
   OTO ITS Imports of manufactures from RoWOTO.XTWIMN01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Exports of GoodsWLD.XTWEGD01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Exports of manufacturesWLD.XTWEMN01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Imports of GoodsWLD.XTWIGD01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Imports of manufacturesWLD.XTWIMN01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Trade in GoodsWLD.XTWTGD01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Trade in manufacturesWLD.XTWTMN01.CXQLSA
 The following series has been included. The measure of world trade is calculated as an arithmetic average of the volume of world imports and exports:
   WLD ITS Trade in Goods and service saWLD.XTWTGS01.CXQLSA
 The following series have been included. The data are constructed as weighted averages of the growth rates of the volume of exports (imports) of individual countries, with the country weights based on shares of global goods and services export (import) values in 2000, expressed in US dollars:
   NOC ITS Exports of Goods and service saNOC.XTWEGS01.CXQLSA
   NOC ITS Imports of Goods and service saNOC.XTWIGS01.CXQLSA
   OTO ITS Exports of Goods and service saOTO.XTWEGS01.CXQLSA
   OTO ITS Imports of Goods and services saOTO.XTWIGS01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Exports of Goods and service saWLD.XTWEGS01.CXQLSA
   WLD ITS Imports of Goods and service saWLD.XTWIGS01.CXQLSA
 The following series have been revised and are now expressed in US dollars, at 2000 values:
   OTO ITS Exports of Goods to RoWOTO.XTWEGD01.CXQLSA
   OTO ITS Imports of Goods from RoWOTO.XTWIGD01.CXQLSA

 

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