MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES

JULY 2003

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 04/07/2003
(STA05)DBNotes/Jul

 

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
Consumer Price Index
 The following series have been revised as one of the components namely "Housing repairs and maintenance" has been corrected starting 1961.
   CPI HousingCAN.CPSEHO01.IXOB
   CPI Services less housingCAN.CPSELR01.IXOB
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been suppressed:
   US DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE FORWARDCAN.CCUSFO01.ST

FRANCE
Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for these series.
   PPI Manufactured productsFRA.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI Metal productFRA.PPMQMP01.IXOB
   PPI CHEMICALSFRA.PPOGCH01.IXOB
   PPI Petroleum productsFRA.PPOGRP01.IXOB
   PPI Intermediate goods excluding energyFRA.PPTGIG02.IXOB

GERMANY
Employment
 The following series has been revised from 1999 onwards in order to refer to private households only (Eurostat definition):
   DEU Civilian employment (LFS)DEU.EMESTT02.IXOB

SPAIN
Production
 The following series have been revised due to new base year and new methodology
   IIP MANUFACTURINGESP.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAESP.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA


SWITZERLAND
Unemployment
 The following series have been recalculated from 2000 to incorporate the new labour force data derived from the 2000 Federal population census:
   Registered unemp % total labour forceCHE.UNRTRG01.ST
   Registered unemp % total labour force saCHE.UNRTRG01.STSA
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been suppressed:
   USD EXCH RATE FORWARD END MTHCHE.CCUSFO01.ST

UNITED KINGDOM
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been suppressed:
   US DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE:FORWARDGBR.CCUSFO01.ST









BRAZIL
Foreign Trade
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTEXVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalBRA.XTEXVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTEXVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalBRA.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTEXVA04.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. to EU countriesBRA.XTEXVA04.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTIMVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Imports f.o.b. totalBRA.XTIMVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTIMVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saBRA.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTIMVA04.CXCU):
   ITS Imports f.o.b. from EU countriesBRA.XTIMVA04.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTNTVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saBRA.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTNTVA02.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b.-f.o.b.) with EUBRA.XTNTVA02.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously BRA.XTNTVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.)BRA.XTNTVA01.CXML

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Producer Prices
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.PPIATT01.IXNB):
   Producer prices: total industryRUS.PPIATT01.IXOB




SOUTH AFRICA
Foreign Trade
 The following series have been included:
   ITS Exports/ImportsZAF.XTEITT01.STSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saZAF.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saZAF.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saZAF.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.XTEXVA01.NCCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalZAF.XTEXVA01.NCML
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.XTIMVA01.NCCU):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalZAF.XTIMVA01.NCML
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.XTNTVA01.NCCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)ZAF.XTNTVA01.NCML




ZONES
Labour compensation
 The following series has been revised due to the exclusion of Hungary and Poland and the inclusion of Greece in the zone OECD Europe less high inflation :
   OEL Hourly earnings manufacturingOEL.LCEAMN01.IXOB
 The following series has been revised due to the inclusion of Slovak Republic in the zone OECD Total less high inflation :
   OTL Hourly earnings manufacturingOTL.LCEAMN01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been revised due to the exclusion of Hungary and Poland and the inclusion of Greece in the zone OECD Europe less high inflation :
   OEL Broad money (M2+) saOEL.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   OEL Narrow money (M1) saOEL.MANMNM01.IXOBSA
 The following series have been revised due to the inclusion of Slovak Republic in the zone OECD Total less high inflation :
   OTL Broad money (M2+) saOTL.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   OTL Narrow money (M1) saOTL.MANMNM01.IXOBSA


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