DBNotes Countries - Dec04

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
DECEMBER 2004

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 10/12/2004
(STA05)DBNotes/Dec

CODING SYSTEM FOR MEDIUM-TERM (3-MONTH) INTEREST RATES

The coding system for medium-term (3-month) interest rates has been rationalised. This follows the rationalisations of the coding system for the immediate (overnight) and long-term interest rates which took place in the August and November 2004 editions of MEI respectively. Codes starting xxx.IR3T now contain the interbank rates (xxx.IR3TIB01) and rates or yields on financial instruments of 3-months' duration categorised by the type of instrument:
Xxx.IR3TTS treasury securities
Xxx.IR3TCP commercial paper
Xxx.IR3TCD certificates of deposit
Xxx.IR3TBB bank bills
Xxx.IR3TED eurodollar deposits.
The series description used by the national agency is given in the "short title" field.

 

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


Detailed methodological information, updated with a delay of one month, is available on this CD-ROM in \doc\MetaCtr.htm or at http://www.oecd.org/std/mei.
Questions relating to these database notes should be directed by e-mail to stat.contact@oecd.org.

Countries List

AUSTRALIA    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CANADA    CHINA    CZECH REPUBLIC    DENMARK    EURO AREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    HUNGARY    ICELAND    INDONESIA    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    LUXEMBOURG    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    NEW ZEALAND    NORWAY    POLAND    PORTUGAL    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    SWEDEN    SWITZERLAND    TURKEY    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    ZONES    


CANADA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CAN.IRT3CP01.ST):
   Rate 3-month prime corporate paperCAN.IR3TCP01.ST


MEXICO

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously MEX.IRT3IB01.ST):
   Rate 91-day treasury certificatesMEX.IR3TTS01.ST



UNITED STATES

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.IRT3CD01.ST):
   Rate 3-month CDsUSA.IR3TCD01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.IRT3IB02.ST):
   Rate 3-month euro-dollar depositsUSA.IR3TED01.ST



AUSTRALIA

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Labour compensation
 New national reference year (2003-04=100) for the following series:
   HOURLY RATES ALL INDUSTRIESAUS.LCWRTT01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously AUS.IRT3CB01.ST):
   Yield 90-day bank-accepted billsAUS.IR3TBB01.ST


JAPAN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously JPN.IRT3CD01.ST):
   Rate new 90-<120 day CDsJPN.IR3TCD01.ST


KOREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously KOR.IRT3CD01.ST):
   Yield 91-day CDsKOR.IR3TCD01.ST


NEW ZEALAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NZL.IRT3BB01.ST):
   Yield 90-day bank billsNZL.IR3TBB01.ST



AUSTRIA

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Wholesale prices
 New national base year (2000=100) from 2000 for the the following series:
   WPI Agricultural goodsAUT.WPIAAP01.IXOB
   WPI All itemsAUT.WPIATT01.IXOB
   WPI FoodstuffsAUT.WPOTFD01.IXOB
   WPI Gasoline including dieselAUT.WPOTRP02.IXOB
   WPI Petroleum prod. excl. gasolineAUT.WPOTRP03.IXOB
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously AUT.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month VIBORAUT.IR3TIB01.ST


BELGIUM

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously BEL.IRT3TC01.ST):
   3-month treasury certificatesBEL.IR3TTS01.ST


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CZE.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month PRIBORCZE.IR3TIB01.ST


DENMARK

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DNK.IRT3IB02.ST):
   3-month uncollateralised interbank rateDNK.IR3TIB01.ST


FINLAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month HELIBORFIN.IR3TIB01.ST


FRANCE

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously FRA.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month PIBORFRA.IR3TIB01.ST


GERMANY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously DEU.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month FIBORDEU.IR3TIB01.ST





HUNGARY

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2000=100) from 2000 for the the following series:
   CPI ServicesHUN.CPSETT01.IXOB
 New series provided by source from 2000; it describes housing as rent, imputed rent and repair and maintenance expenses.
   CPI HousingHUN.CPSEHO01.IXOB
Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   3-month interbank rateHUN.IR3TIB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously HUN.IRT3TL01.ST):
   Yield 90-day treasury billsHUN.IR3TTS01.ST


ICELAND

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ISL.IRT3TL01.ST):
   Yield 90-day treasury billsISL.IR3TTS01.ST



IRELAND

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Production
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Industrial production ISIC C-EIRL.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saIRL.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGIRL.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAIRL.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   IIP CONSUMER GOODSIRL.PRTGCG01.IXOB
   IIP CONSUMER GOODS SIRL.PRTGCG01.IXOBSA
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODSIRL.PRTGIG01.IXOB
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS SAIRL.PRTGIG01.IXOBSA
   IIP CAPITAL GOODSIRL.PRTGVG01.IXOB
   IIP CAPITAL GOODS SAIRL.PRTGVG01.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously IRL.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month Dublin interbank rateIRL.IR3TIB01.ST


ITALY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ITA.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month interbank rate on depositsITA.IR3TIB01.ST




LUXEMBOURG

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Employment
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series from 2003:
   Employees: IndustryLUX.EMDPIN06.IXOB
Other labour market indicators
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series from 2003:
   MONTHLY HOURS WORKED IND.LUX.OLHWIN01.IXOB
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series from 2003:
   Monthly earnings: IndustryLUX.LCEAIN03.IXOB


NETHERLANDS

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NLD.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month AIBORNLD.IR3TIB01.ST


NORWAY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously NOR.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month NIBORNOR.IR3TIB01.ST



POLAND

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   3-month WIBORPOL.IR3TIB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously POL.IRT3TL01.ST):
   Yield 3-month treasury billsPOL.IR3TTS01.ST



PORTUGAL

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously PRT.IRT3IB01.ST):
   Rate 86 to 96-day interbankPRT.IR3TIB01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously PRT.IRT3TL01.ST):
   Rate 91-day treasury billsPRT.IR3TTS01.ST


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously SVK.IRT3LL01.ST):
   Rate new 3-month loans by commercial banksSVK.IR3OBL01.ST


SPAIN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ESP.IRT3IB01.ST):
   Rate 3-month interbank loansESP.IR3TIB01.ST


SWEDEN

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously SWE.IRT3TD01.ST):
   Yield 90-day treasury billsSWE.IR3TTS01.ST
Share prices
 Starting with data for January 1980, monthly data are now calculated as simple arithmetic averages of daily closing quotations:
   SWE Share prices: AFGX IndexSWE.SPASTT01.IXOB



SWITZERLAND

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Rate 3-month euro depositsCHE.IR3TED01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously CHE.IRT3IB02.ST):
   3-month CHF LIBORCHE.IR3TIB01.ST



TURKEY

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously TUR.IRT3TL01.ST):
   Rate 3-month treasury billsTUR.IR3TTS01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously TUR.IRT6TL01.ST):
   Rate 6-month treasury billsTUR.IRLTST01.ST


UNITED KINGDOM

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously GBR.IRT3IB01.ST):
   3-month mean LIBID/LIBORGBR.IR3TIB01.ST


EURO AREA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously EMU.IRT3IB03.ST):
   3-month EURIBOREMU.IR3TIB01.ST


CHINA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.IRT3TL01.ST). Annual and quarterly data are now simple arithmetic averages of the monthly figures.
   Treasury bond trading rateCHN.IR3TTS01.ST


INDONESIA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.IRT3LL01.ST):
   Rate 3-month time depositsIDN.IR3OBD01.ST


RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.IRT3IB01.ST):
   1 to 3-month interbank rateRUS.IR3TIB01.ST


SOUTH AFRICA

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Interest Rates
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.IRT3TL01.ST). Annual and quarterly data are now simple arithmetic averages of the monthly figures.
   Rate 91-day treasury billsZAF.IR3TTS01.ST




ZONES

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Producer Prices
 The following series has been recalculated to incorporate new weights based on the gross domestic product for 2003 and revised weights for earlier years:
   E15 PPI Manufactured products TotalE15.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   EUZ PPI Manufactured products TotalEUZ.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   G7M PPI Manufactured products TotalG7M.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   OEL PPI Manufactured products TotalOEL.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   OEU PPI Manufactured products TotalOEU.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   OTL PPI Manufactured products TotalOTL.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   OTO PPI Manufactured products TotalOTO.PPIAMP01.IXOB
Consumer Price Index
 The following series have been recalculated to incorporate new weights based on the households private final consumption expenditure for 2003 and revised weights for earlier years:
   E15 CPI All itemsE15.CPALTT01.IXOB
   E15 CPI Food excl. restaurantsE15.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   E15 CPI EnergyE15.CPGREN01.IXOB
   E15 CPI All items non-food non energyE15.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   EUZ CPI All items (OECD computation)EUZ.CPALTT01.IXOB
   EUZ CPI Food (OECD computation)EUZ.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   EUZ CPI Energy (OECD computation)EUZ.CPGREN01.IXOB
   EUZ CPI All items non-food non-energy (OECD)EUZ.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   G7M CPI All itemsG7M.CPALTT01.IXOB
   G7M CPI Food excl. restaurantsG7M.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   G7M CPI EnergyG7M.CPGREN01.IXOB
   G7M CPI All items non-food non energyG7M.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   OEL CPI All itemsOEL.CPALTT01.IXOB
   OEL CPI EnergyOEL.CPGREN01.IXOB
   OEL CPI All items non-food non energyOEL.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   OEU CPI All itemsOEU.CPALTT01.IXOB
   OEU CPI Food excluding restaurantsOEU.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   OEU CPI EnergyOEU.CPGREN01.IXOB
   OEU CPI All items non-food non-energyOEU.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   OTL CPI All itemsOTL.CPALTT01.IXOB
   OTL CPI Food excl. restaurantsOTL.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   OTL CPI EnergyOTL.CPGREN01.IXOB
   OTL CPI All items non-food non energyOTL.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   OTO CPI All itemsOTO.CPALTT01.IXOB
   OTO CPI Food excl. restaurantsOTO.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   OTO CPI EnergyOTO.CPGREN01.IXOB
   OTO CPI All items non-food non energyOTO.CPGRLE01.IXOB
 The following series has been recalculated to incorporate new weights based on the gross domestic product for 2003 and revised weights for earlier years:
   OEL CPI Food excl. restaurantsOEL.CPGDFD02.IXOB