DBNotes Countries - Aug04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
AUGUST 2004

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 06/08/2004
(STA05)DBNotes/Aug

 


The coding system for the immediate interest rates has been rationalised. All rates set by the central bank are now coded xxx.IRSTCB01.ST.1 and all call money or overnight rates are coded xxx.IRSTCI01.ST.1. The series description used by the national agency is given in "short title" field. Please see the country sections for details of individual series changes.

The series "Official reserves excluding gold" (code xxx.XFORSD02.ST.1) have been suppressed and replaced by the series "Reserves assets" (code xxx.XFORSD01.ST.1) for all Members countries, excluding Canada, Japan and Euro Area.

 

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.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS


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Countries List

AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CANADA    CZECH.REPUBLIC    DENMARK    EURO.AREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY

GREECE    HUNGARY    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    NORWAY    POLAND

PORTUGAL    SPAIN    SWITZERLAND    TURKEY    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    



CANADA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CAN.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   Overnight money market financing rateCAN.IRSTCI01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously CAN.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank rateCAN.IRSTCB01.ST


MEXICO

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source between 1994 and 1998.
   PRODUCTION CEMENTMEX.PRCOCE01.ML


UNITED STATES

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Construction
 The following series have been revised by source since 2002.
   Work done: residential buildings saUSA.CNWGRE01.NCALSA
   Work done: residential buildingsUSA.CNWGRE01.NCCU



JAPAN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously JPN.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank discount rateJPN.IRSTCB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously JPN.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   Uncollateralised overnight call rateJPN.IRSTCI01.ST


KOREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously KOR.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rateKOR.IRSTCI01.ST



AUSTRIA

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included (replacing AUT.CPSEHO02.IXOB). Imputed rents and repair and maintenance for housing are now included.
   CPI HousingAUT.CPSEHO01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously AUT.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank base rateAUT.IRSTCB01.ST


BELGIUM

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously BEL.IRSTCB01.ST.1):
   Central bank facility rateBEL.IRSTFY01.ST





CZECH REPUBLIC

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Gross domestic product CZE.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
Domestic Demand
 New series code for the following series (previously CZE.DDRSVA01.IXNB.2)
   RETAIL SALES VALUECZE.DDRSVA01.IXOB
 New series code for the following series (previously CZE.DDRSVO01.IXNB.4)
   Retail Turnover, VolumeCZE.DDRSVO01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CZE.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank discount rateCZE.IRSTCB01.ST


DENMARK

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DNK.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank offficial discount rateDNK.IRSTCB01.ST


FINLAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.IRSTBR01.ST.1):
   Central bank base rateFIN.IRSTCB01.ST



FRANCE

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PPI AGRICULTURAL GOODSFRA.PPAGTT01.IXOB
   PPI AGRICULTURAL GOODS SAFRA.PPAGTT01.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FRA.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Call money rateFRA.IRSTCI01.ST



GERMANY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DEU.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   DEU Central bank official discount rateDEU.IRSTCB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously DEU.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   DEU Overnight money rateDEU.IRSTCI01.ST


GREECE

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Gross capital formation GRC.EXPGCF.LNBQRSA




HUNGARY

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Unemployment
 The following series has been included:
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS)HUN.UNRTSU01.ST
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously HUN.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank base rateHUN.IRSTCB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously HUN.IRSTIB01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rateHUN.IRSTCI01.ST


IRELAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously IRL.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rate on call moneyIRL.IRSTCI01.ST


ITALY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ITA.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank official discount rateITA.IRSTCB01.ST


NETHERLANDS

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NLD.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Call money rateNLD.IRSTCI01.ST


NORWAY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NOR.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Overnight NIBOR rateNOR.IRSTCI01.ST





POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included (replacing POL.CPSEHO02.IXOB). Maintenance and repair for housing are now included starting 1998.
   CPI HousingPOL.CPSEHO01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously POL.IRSTOD01.ST.1):
   Central bank rediscount ratePOL.IRSTCB01.ST
Balance of Payments
 The following series has been suppressed:
   BOP Unclassified transactionsPOL.BPUCTT01.CXCU
 The following series are no longer compiled on a cash basis but are now compiled on a transaction basis:
   BOP Balance on incomePOL.BPBLIN01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on servicesPOL.BPBLSE01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on goodsPOL.BPBLTD01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on current transfersPOL.BPBLTF01.CXCU
   BOP Current balance USDPOL.BPBLTT01.CXCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesPOL.BPCFTT01.CXCU
   BOP Net errors and omissionsPOL.BPEOTT01.CXCU
   BOP Reserve assets incl. valuation changePOL.BPFARA01.CXCU


PORTUGAL

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Production
 The following series are now seasonally adjusted by the source :
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saPRT.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAPRT.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   IIP CONSUMER GOODS SAPRT.PRTGCG01.IXOBSA
   IIP ENERGY SAPRT.PRTGEN01.IXOBSA
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS EXCL. ENERGY SAPRT.PRTGIG02.IXOBSA
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODS SAPRT.PRTGVG01.IXOBSA



SPAIN

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PPI Agricultural goodsESP.PPAGTT01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ESP.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rateESP.IRSTCI01.ST



SWITZERLAND

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Employment
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period and a new data capture has been implemented:
   Employees: manufacturing 10-100%CHE.EMDPIN03.ST
   Employees: total 10-100%CHE.EMDPTT04.ST
   Employees : Part-time 10-89 %CHE.EMOTPT01.ST
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CHE.IRSTCM01.ST.1):
   Call money rateCHE.IRSTCI01.ST


TURKEY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously TUR.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rateTUR.IRSTCI01.ST





UNITED KINGDOM

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National Accounts
 New national base year (2001=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services GBR.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure GBR.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product GBR.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product GBR.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation GBR.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services GBR.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure GBR.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) GBR.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Change in stocks GBR.EXPST.LNBQRSA
Production
 New national base year (2001=100) for the following series:
   REAL GDP DISTRIBUTIONGBR.PRPEDE01.IXOBSA
   REAL GDP FINANCIAL + BUSINESSGBR.PRPEFB01.IXOBSA
   Industrial production ISIC C-EGBR.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saGBR.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGGBR.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAGBR.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   REAL GDP TOTAL SERVICESGBR.PRPESE01.IXOBSA
   REAL GDP TRANSPORT + COMMGBR.PRPETC01.IXOBSA
   IIP DURABLE CONSUMER GOODSGBR.PRTGCG02.IXOB
   IIP DURABLE CONSUMER GOODS SAGBR.PRTGCG02.IXOBSA
   IIP Non-durable Consumer GoodsGBR.PRTGCG03.IXOB
   IIP Non-durable Consumer Goods, saGBR.PRTGCG03.IXOBSA
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODSGBR.PRTGIG01.IXOB
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS SAGBR.PRTGIG01.IXOBSA
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODSGBR.PRTGVG01.IXOB
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODS SAGBR.PRTGVG01.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been revised by source for the entire period, following chain-linking of the Index of Production onto 2001 prices, benchmarking to the 2002 Annual Business Inquiry and the use of appropriate measures of self employment.
   Unit labour cost : manufacturing saGBR.LCULMN01.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously GBR.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   Overnight interbank rate (mean LIBID/LIBOR)GBR.IRSTCI01.ST



EURO AREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously EMU.IRSTON01.ST.1):
   EONIA Euro overnight index averageEMU.IRSTCI01.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   Reserve assetsEMU.XFORNC01.ST