DBNotes Countries - Sep04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
SEPTEMBER 2004

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 10-09-2004
(STA05)DBNotes/Sep

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.

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Countries List

AUSTRALIA    BRAZIL    CANADA    CHINA    EURO AREA    FINLAND    GERMANY    HUNGARY

INDIA    ITALY    LUXEMBOURG    NETHERLANDS    POLAND    PORTUGAL

SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES


CANADA

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Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series has been included. Data are available on a quarterly basis from 1990 and on a monthly basis from 2002:
   Consumer confidence indicatorCAN.CSCICP01.IXOB


UNITED STATES

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External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   Reserve assetsUSA.XFORNC01.ST






AUSTRALIA

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National Accounts
 New reference year for chained constant prices (2002-03) for the following series:
   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
   Residual item (gdp by exp) AUS.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Change in stocks AUS.EXPST.LNBQRSA
Production
 New reference year for chained constant prices (2002-03) 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 Demand
 The following series have been revised by source due to the introduction of a new sample design and an improved estimation method:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEAUS.DDRSVA01.NCCU
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SAAUS.DDRSVA01.NCCUSA
 The following series have been revised by source due to the introduction of a new sample design and an improved estimation method and a new reference year for chained constant prices (2002-03):
   retail sales NCIXOBSA - proxyAUS.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
   RETAIL SALES CONSTANT PRICESAUS.DDRSVO01.NCQL
   RETAIL SALES CONSTANT PRICES SAAUS.DDRSVO01.NCQLSA
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   Reserve assetsAUS.XFORNC01.ST


FINLAND

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Construction
 The following series has been included:
   Construction permits: residential buildings saFIN.CNPIRE01.IXOBSA


GERMANY

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Wholesale prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   WPI TotalDEU.WPIATT01.IXOB


HUNGARY

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been included:
   Monetary aggregate M3 saHUN.MABMM301.STSA
   Monetary aggregate M4HUN.MABMM401.ST
   Monetary aggregate M1 saHUN.MANMM101.STSA


ITALY

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Employment
 The following series has been included:
   civilian employment saITA.EMESTT02.IXOBSA


LUXEMBOURG

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) and revised methodology from 1995 for the following series:
   PPI INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS - proxyLUX.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTSLUX.PPIATT01.IXOB


NETHERLANDS

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   PPI Total, InputNLD.PPIPIN01.IXOB
   PPI Crude petroleum productNLD.PPOECP01.IXOB
   PPI Consumer goods, OutputNLD.PPTGCG01.IXOB
   PPI Intermediate goods, OutputNLD.PPTGIG01.IXOB
   PPI Investment goods, OutputNLD.PPTGVG01.IXOB



POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 New data for the period 1989 to 1994 for the following series:
   CPI All itemsPOL.CPALTT01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series, which is used to calculate the broad money index series POL.MABMBM01.IXOBSA, has been included:
   Monetary aggregate M2POL.MABMM201.ST


PORTUGAL

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Other prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Cost of construction: multiple dwellingsPRT.OPCNTB01.IXOB


SPAIN

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External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   Reserve assetsESP.XFORNC01.ST


UNITED KINGDOM

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Employment
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Civilian employment (LFS) saGBR.EMESTT02.IXOBSA


EURO AREA

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Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been recoded (formerly EMU.CRBLTT01.ST.1) since, from January 2002, data are seasonally adjusted:
   MFI Credit to the non-MFI sector saEMU.CRBLTT01.STSA




BRAZIL

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Production
 New national base year (2002=100) for the following series from 1991:
   Production: ConstructionBRA.PRPECN01.IXOB
   Production: Construction saBRA.PRPECN01.IXOBSA
   Production: MiningBRA.PRPEMI01.IXOB
   Production: Mining saBRA.PRPEMI01.IXOBSA
   Production: ManufacturingBRA.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   Production: Manufacturing saBRA.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   Production: Total economyBRA.PRPETT01.IXOB
   Production: Total economy saBRA.PRPETT01.IXOBSA
Domestic Demand
 The following series has been included:
   Retail sales: volume saBRA.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 The following series have been included:
   Gross Fixed Capital Formation, constant pricesBRA.SNGVCF02.IXOB
   Households consumption, constant pricesBRA.SNGVCT03.IXOB
   Gen. Govt. consumption, constant pricesBRA.SNGVCT05.IXOB
   Exports, constant pricesBRA.SNGVEX01.IXOB
   Imports, constant pricesBRA.SNGVIM01.IXOB
   Gross Domestic Product, constant pricesBRA.SNGVTT01.IXOB
   Gross Domestic Product, constant pricesBRA.SNGVTT01.IXOBSA



CHINA

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External Finance
 The following series has been suppressed:
   External debt totalCHN.XFDTTT01.ST
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 The following series has been included:
   Gross Domestic Product (cur. prices)CHN.SNACTT01.NCCUSA


INDIA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Manufacturing - Business Confidence IndicatorIND.BSCICP01.IXOB


SOUTH AFRICA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Retail sales: valueZAF.DDRSVA01.NCCU
   Retail sales: value saZAF.DDRSVA01.NCCUSA
   Retail sales: volumeZAF.DDRSVO01.NCIXOB
   Retail sales: volume saZAF.DDRSVO01.NCIXOBSA