DBNotes Countries - Nov04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
NOVEMBER 2004

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 05/11/2004
(STA05)DBNotes/Nov

Standardisation of long-term interest rates series

 

The coding system for long-term interest rates has been rationalised. This follows the rationalisation of the coding system for the immediate (overnight) interest rates which took place in the August 2004 edition of MEI. Codes starting xxx.IRLT now contain yields of long-term public sector bonds, categorised by years to maturity. All other long-term rates now have codes which start xxx.IRLO. The target indicator, "yields on 10-year government bonds", is coded xxx.IRLTLT01.ST. The series description used by the national agency is given in "short title" field. Please see the country sections below for details of individual series changes.

 

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

AUSTRALIA    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CANADA    CZECH REPUBLIC    DENMARK    

EURO AREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    GREECE    HUNGARY    ICELAND    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    

LUXEMBOURG    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    NEW ZEALAND    NORWAY    POLAND    PORTUGAL    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    

SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    SWEDEN    SWITZERLAND    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    


CANADA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CAN.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year federal government benchmark bondsCAN.IRLTLT01.ST


MEXICO

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously MEX.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Rate 364-day treasury securitiesMEX.IRLTST01.ST



UNITED STATES

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Yield 10-year federal government securitiesUSA.IRLTLT01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.IRLTGV13.ST):
    Yield >10-year federal government securities USA.IRLTCT01.ST


AUSTRALIA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously AUS.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year Commonwealth government bondsAUS.IRLTLT01.ST


JAPAN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously JPN.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year interest-bearing government bondsJPN.IRLTLT01.ST



KOREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously KOR.IRLTOT01.ST):
   Yield 5-year housing bondsKOR.IRLOHO01.ST
 The following series, which is a proxy of KOR.IRLOHO01.ST, has been included:
    Yield 10-year government bonds KOR.IRLTLT01.ST


NEW ZEALAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NZL.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsNZL.IRLTLT01.ST



AUSTRIA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously AUT.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year federal government benchmark bondsAUT.IRLTLT01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously AUT.IRLTPB02.ST):
   Yield 1+ year federal government bondsAUT.IRLTCT01.ST



BELGIUM

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously BEL.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 6-year and over government bondsBEL.IRLTCT01.ST
 The following series, which is a proxy of BEL.IRLTCT01.ST, has been included:
    Yield 10-year government bonds (proxy - 6-yearBEL.IRLTLT01.ST


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Yield 10-year government benchmark bondsCZE.IRLTLT01.ST


DENMARK

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DNK.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year central government bondsDNK.IRLTLT01.ST


FINLAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government benchmark bondsFIN.IRLTLT01.ST


FRANCE

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FRA.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 10-year government benchmark bondsFRA.IRLTLT01.ST




GERMANY

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Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Unit labour cost: mining and manufacturing saDEU.LCULMM01.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DEU.IRLTPB01.ST):
   Yield 9-10 year+ federal securitiesDEU.IRLTCT01.ST
 The following series, which is a proxy of DEU.IRLTCT01.ST, has been included:
   Yield 10-year government bonds (proxy - 9-10+ DEU.IRLTLT01.ST


GREECE

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously GRC.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bonds GRC.IRLTLT01.ST



HUNGARY

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsHUN.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI EnergyHUN.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyHUN.CPGRLE01.IXOB
 The following series now excludes restaurants from 2000 onwards. Prior to 2000, it includes restaurants.
   CPI Food excluding restaurantsHUN.CPGDFD02.IXOB


ICELAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ISL.IRLTGV05.ST):
   Yield 5-year non-indexed government bondsISL.IRLTMT01.ST




IRELAND

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National Accounts
 The following series have been included:
   Exports of goods and services IRL.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure IRL.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation IRL.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services IRL.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure IRL.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
 The following series are now published seasonally adjusted:
   Exports of goods and services IRL.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure IRL.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation IRL.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services IRL.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure IRL.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
   Change in stocks IRL.EXPST.VNBQRSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously IRL.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government securitiesIRL.IRLTLT01.ST


ITALY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ITA.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 10-year government benchmark securitiesITA.IRLTLT01.ST





LUXEMBOURG

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously LUX.IRLTOT06.ST):
   Mortgages with variable rate or initial fixed LUX.IRLOHO02.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously LUX.IRLTOT07.ST):
   Yield 5 to 10-year non-government bondsLUX.IRLONG01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously LUX.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsLUX.IRLTLT01.ST
Share prices
 The following series has been included:
   Share prices: LUX GeneralLUX.SPASTT01.IXOB


NETHERLANDS

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NLD.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield latest 10-year central government bondsNLD.IRLTLT01.ST



NORWAY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NOR.IRLTGV03.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsNOR.IRLTLT01.ST
External Finance
 The following series, expressed in national currency, has been included:
   Reserve assetsNOR.XFORNC01.ST


POLAND

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Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series are now published seasonally adjusted:
   Consumer confidence indicator saPOL.CSCICP02.STSA
   Expected economic situation saPOL.CSESFT02.STSA
   Consumer prices: future tendency saPOL.CSINFT02.STSA


PORTUGAL

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously PRT.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year treasury bonds PRT.IRLTLT01.ST



SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series are now published seasonally adjusted:
   Consumer confidence indicator saSVK.CSCICP02.STSA
   Expected economic situation saSVK.CSESFT02.STSA
   Consumer prices: future tendency saSVK.CSINFT02.STSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously SVK.IRLTOT10.ST):
   Rate 1+ -year new bank loansSVK.IRLOBL01.ST


SPAIN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ESP.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsESP.IRLTLT01.ST


SWEDEN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously SWE.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsSWE.IRLTLT01.ST


SWITZERLAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CHE.IRLTGV08.ST):
   Yield 10-year confederation bondsCHE.IRLTLT01.ST


UNITED KINGDOM

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously GBR.IRLTGV02.ST):
   Yield 10-year central government securitiesGBR.IRLTLT01.ST


EURO AREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously EMU.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 10-year government bondsEMU.IRLTLT01.ST


RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield >2-year government bondsRUS.IRLTCT01.ST


SOUTH AFRICA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.IRLTGV01.ST):
   Yield 10+-year government bondsZAF.IRLTCT01.ST