MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES

SEPTEMBER 2003

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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.



CANADA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been revised by source from December 1999 onwards:
   CREDIT TO PRIVATE SECTORCAN.CRBLPV01.ST
Security issues
 The following series has been revised by source from December 1999 onwards:
   NET NEW SECURITY ISSUES CORPCAN.SICACO01.NCCU




UNITED STATES
Manufacturing
 The following series have been revised by source from 1992, following the annual benchmarking to the 2000 and 2001 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) and the inclusion of new data for the semiconductor industry:
   SHIPMENTS MFG TOTALUSA.MNDLVA01.NCML
   SHIPMENTS MFG TOTAL SAUSA.MNDLVA01.NCMLSA
   SHIPMENTS MFG DURABLESUSA.MNDLVA02.NCML
   SHIPMENTS MFG DURABLES SAUSA.MNDLVA02.NCMLSA
   STOCKS MFG TOTALUSA.MNSTVA01.ST
   STOCKS MFG TOTAL SAUSA.MNSTVA01.STSA
   STOCKS MFG DURABLESUSA.MNSTVA02.ST
   STOCKS MFG DURABLES SAUSA.MNSTVA02.STSA
 The following series have been revised by source from 1999, following an adjustment with the benchmarked deliveries and stocks data:
   ORDERS MFG TOTALUSA.MNNOVA01.NCML
   ORDERS MFG DURABLESUSA.MNNOVA02.NCML
 The following series have been revised by source from July 1992, following an adjustment with the benchmarked deliveries and stocks data:
   ORDERS MFG TOTAL SAUSA.MNNOVA01.NCMLSA
   ORDERS MFG DURABLES SAUSA.MNNOVA02.NCMLSA
 The following series have been revised by source from 1992, following the annual benchmarking to the 2000 and 2001 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM):
   STOCKS MFG FINISHED GOODS SAUSA.MNSTVA10.STSA
   STOCKS MFG WORK IN PROCESS SAUSA.MNSTVA11.STSA
   STOCKS MFG RAW MATERIALS SAUSA.MNSTVA12.STSA


AUSTRALIA
Production
 New national base year 2001-2002 for the following series:
   GDP CONSTRUCTION VOL. INDEXAUS.PRPECN01.NCIXOB
   Gross product: industry ISIC C-EAUS.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Gross product: industry ISIC C-E saAUS.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   MFG GP TOTALAUS.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   MFG GP TOTAL SAAUS.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   GDP SERVICES VOL. INDEXAUS.PRPESE01.NCIXOB
   GDP SERVICES VOL. INDEX SAAUS.PRPESE01.NCIXOBSA
   MFG GP DURABLE GOODSAUS.PRTGDU01.IXOB
   MFG GP DURABLE GOODS SAAUS.PRTGDU01.IXOBSA
   MFG GDP NON-DURABLE GOODSAUS.PRTGND01.IXOB
   MFG GDP NON-DURABLE GOODS SAAUS.PRTGND01.IXOBSA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been revised by source from February 1996 to take account of resubmission of data by financial intermediaries. In addition, the introduction of new reporting forms has resulted in a significant break in the level of business credit, and consequently total credit, between June and July 2003:
   TOTAL CREDIT TO PRIVATE SECTORAUS.CRBLPV01.ST

JAPAN
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been revised by source from February 2000 onwards:
   Broad money (M4) saJPN.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   Monetary aggregate Broadly defined liquidityJPN.MABMM402.ST
   Monetary aggreg. Broadly defined liquidity saJPN.MABMM402.STSA


KOREA
Manufacturing
 The following series have been revised by source due to the change of the base year of producer price index and annual correction:
   DEL Total industry SAKOR.MNDLVO01.IXOBSA
   DEL Industry Cons. Goods SAKOR.MNDLVO04.IXOBSA
   DEL Industry interm. goods SAKOR.MNDLVO07.IXOBSA
   DEL Industry inv. goods SAKOR.MNDLVO08.IXOBSA
   STOCKS Mining & Manufacturing Total SAKOR.MNSTVO01.IXOBSA
   STOCKS Mining and Man. Consumer Goods saKOR.MNSTVO04.IXOBSA
   STOCKS Mining & Manufacturing Interm. Goods SAKOR.MNSTVO05.IXOBSA
   STOCKS Mining & Manufacturing Inv. Goods SAKOR.MNSTVO06.IXOBSA
Domestic Demand
 New national base year 2000=100 for the following series:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUMEKOR.DDRSVO01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SAKOR.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
   WHOLESALE SALES TOTAL VOLUMEKOR.DDWHVO01.IXOB
   WHOLESALE SALES TOTAL VOLUME SAKOR.DDWHVO01.IXOBSA

NETHERLANDS
Consumer Price Index
 The following series are interrupted at May 2002 and in course of revision by Statistics Netherlands:
   CPI All itemsNLD.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsNLD.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyNLD.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyNLD.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   HICP, totalNLD.CPHPTT01.IXNB
   CPI HOUSINGNLD.CPSEHO01.IXOB

NORWAY
Domestic Demand
 New national base year 2000=100 for the following series:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUENOR.DDRSVA01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SANOR.DDRSVA01.IXOBSA
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUMENOR.DDRSVO01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SANOR.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA

SWITZERLAND
Unemployment
 The following series has been recalculated from 1991: cross borders are now excluded from the labour force to conform to the ILO recommendations:
   STANDARDISED UNEMP RATE SACHE.UNRTSD01.STSA

BRAZIL
Unemployment
 The following series have been revised by source from October 2001, following an adjustment with the recommendations of the International Labor Organization:
   Unemployment rate (LFS)BRA.UNRTSU01.ST
   Unemployment rate (LFS) saBRA.UNRTSU01.STSA

CHINA
Balance of Payments
 Semestrial data are no longer available for the following series:
   BOP Balance on incomeCHN.BPBLIN01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on servicesCHN.BPBLSE01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on goodsCHN.BPBLTD01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on current transfersCHN.BPBLTF01.CXCU
   BOP Current balanceCHN.BPBLTT01.CXAL
   BOP Current balanceCHN.BPBLTT01.CXCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesCHN.BPCFTT01.CXCU
   BOP Net errors and omissionsCHN.BPEOTT01.CXCU
   BOP Reserve assets incl. valuation changeCHN.BPFARA01.CXCU

INDIA
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 The following series have been corrected for the entire period:
   Agriculture, forestry and fishingIND.SNACAG01.NCCU
   Industry: totalIND.SNACIN01.NCCU
   Mining, Manufacturing, and electricity and gasIND.SNACIN02.NCCU
   ConstructionIND.SNACIN03.NCCU
   Services: totalIND.SNACSE01.NCCU
   Trade, hotels, transport and comm.IND.SNACSE02.NCCU
   Fin. ins., real estate and business servicesIND.SNACSE03.NCCU
   Other servicesIND.SNACSE04.NCCU
   Total GDP (cur. prices)IND.SNACTT01.NCCU
   Total GDP (cur. prices) s.a.IND.SNACTT01.NCCUSA
   Agriculture, forestry and fishingIND.SNAVAG01.NCCU
   Industry: totalIND.SNAVIN01.NCCU
   Mining, Manufacturing, and electricity and gasIND.SNAVIN02.NCCU
   ConstructionIND.SNAVIN03.NCCU
   Services: totalIND.SNAVSE01.NCCU
   Trade, hotels, transport and comm.IND.SNAVSE02.NCCU
   Fin. ins., real estate and business servicesIND.SNAVSE03.NCCU
   Other servicesIND.SNAVSE04.NCCU
   Total GDP (cst. prices)IND.SNAVTT01.NCCU
   Total GDP (cst. prices) s.a.IND.SNAVTT01.NCCUSA
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