DBNotes Countries - Feb05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
FEBRUARY 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 11-02-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Feb

REMOVAL OF THE FIELD "A16_code" FROM THE CSV FILE

 As from next month the field "A16_code" will be removed from the MEI database. It will no longer be in the CSV file which will as from March 2005 only contain the following fields:
Series code: a string composed of a country code, a subject code and a measure code.
Country: the name of the corresponding country or area total.
Subject hierarchy: a string containing the position of the time series in the logical organisation of subjects.
Title: a string containing the English title of the time-series.
Power of ten: the number 3 signifies that the data in the printed publication are expressed in thousands, 6 means that the data are in millions, 9 in billions etc. The number is the power of ten needed to multiply the figures to obtain the data in units.
Unit: unit in which the series is expressed in the printed publication. When data are exported from the CSV file they should be multiplied by the corresponding power of ten.
Data and control codes: value and qualifier. Values are expressed in the corresponding unit.

The following is an example of a time series record corresponding to the description:

"Series code", "country", "subject hierarchy", "Series title", "power of ten", "unit", "1960", "control code", "1961", "control code",

"AUS.BPBLIN01.NCCUSA", "AUSTRALIA", "Balance of Payments/Current Account Balance/Income/Total", "AUS BOP NET INCOME SA", 6, "$A", 247, "",250, "",

 

NEW TURKISH LIRA

On 01 January 2005 the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey introduced the New Turkish Lira (TRY) to replace the Turkish Lira (TRL), with one New Turkish Lira- TRY- being equivalent to one million TRLs. In other words, six zeros have been removed from the old currency to help make the new currency more manageable for everyone. All relevant Turkish series in the MEI are now presented using the new currency - TRY.

 

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

AUSTRIA    CANADA    CHINA    EURO AREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    

GERMANY    IRELAND    ITALY    LUXEMBOURG    SOUTH AFRICA    


CANADA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period due to the updating of the sample and weights:
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendencyCAN.BSEMFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendencyCAN.BSEMFT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: levelCAN.BSFGLV01.ST
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: level sCAN.BSFGLV01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: levelCAN.BSOBLV01.ST
   Manufacturing - Order books: level saCAN.BSOBLV01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow/Demand: tendencyCAN.BSOITE01.ST
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow/Demand: tendencyCAN.BSOITE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendencyCAN.BSPRFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saCAN.BSPRFT01.STSA




AUSTRIA

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National Accounts
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Exports of goods and services AUT.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUT.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product AUT.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUT.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services AUT.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUT.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) AUT.EXPSD.VNBQRSA
   Increase in stocks and net acqu.of valuables AUT.EXPSTNV.VNBQRSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services AUT.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUT.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product AUT.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUT.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services AUT.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUT.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product AUT.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product AUT.EXPGDP.DNBSA
 New set of chained constant prices with reference year 2000 has been included. Series are now seasonally adjusted by source.
   Exports of goods and services AUT.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUT.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product AUT.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUT.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services AUT.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUT.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) AUT.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Increase in stocks and net acqu.of valuables AUT.EXPSTNV.LNBQRSA


FINLAND

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Domestic Demand
 The following series have been suppressed:
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUMEFIN.DDRSVO01.IXOB
   WHOLESALE SALES VOLUMEFIN.DDWHVO01.IXOB



FRANCE

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Domestic Demand
 From now on, the source for the following series is the INSEE (formerly the Chamber of Commerce):
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEFRA.DDRSVA01.IXOB
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEFRA.DDRSVA01.IXOBSA
   Retail sales SAFRA.DDRSVO01.IXOB
   Retail sales SAFRA.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
Balance of Payments
 The following series have been revised since 1997 and include travel:
   BOP Balance on services saFRA.BPBLSE01.NCCUSA
   BOP Services, credit saFRA.BPCRSE01.NCCUSA
   BOP Services, debit saFRA.BPDBSE01.NCCUSA


GERMANY

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Production
 The following series have been suppressed:
   DEU PRODUCTION SHIPS COMPLETEDDEU.PRCOSC01.ML
   DEU PRODUCTION PASSENGER CARSDEU.PRCOVE01.ML


IRELAND

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Share prices
 The following series has been revised so that monthly data are now arithmetic averages of daily closing quotations for the month; quarterly and annual data remain averages of monthly figures:
   Share prices: ISEQ Overall indexIRL.SPASTT01.IXOB


ITALY

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been revised by source from 1991 due to a re-organisation of sub-sectors:
   Manufacturing - Industrial confidence indicatoITA.BSCICP02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation sITA.BSCURT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendency saITA.BSEMFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: level sITA.BSFGLV02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: level saITA.BSOBLV02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow: tendency saITA.BSOITE02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saITA.BSPRFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: tendency saITA.BSPRTE02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencITA.BSSPFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Export order books: level saITA.BSXRLV02.STSA





LUXEMBOURG

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Production
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series from 2000:
   IIP CONSTRUCTIONLUX.PRPECN01.IXOB
   IIP CONSTRUCTION SALUX.PRPECN01.IXOBSA
   Industrial production ISIC C-ELUX.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC saLUX.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGLUX.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SALUX.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
Employment
 New national base year (2000=100) now available for years 2000 to 2002 for the following series:
   Employees: IndustryLUX.EMDPIN06.IXOB
Other labour market indicators
 New national base year (2000=100) now available for years 2000 to 2002 for the following series:
   MONTHLY HOURS WORKED IND.LUX.OLHWIN01.IXOB
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2000=100) now available for years 2000 to 2002 for the following series:
   Monthly earnings: IndustryLUX.LCEAIN03.IXOB
   Monthly earnings: Industry - proxyLUX.LCEAMN01.IXOB


EURO AREA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been revised from 1991 due to the revision of Italian data:
   Manufacturing - Confidence indicator saEMU.BSCICP02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation sEMU.BSCURT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendency saEMU.BSEMFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: level sEMU.BSFGLV02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: level saEMU.BSOBLV02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow/Demand: tendencyEMU.BSOITE02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saEMU.BSPRFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: tendency saEMU.BSPRTE02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencEMU.BSSPFT02.STSA
   Manufacturing - Exports order books: level saEMU.BSXRLV02.STSA


CHINA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series is now available in % (previously % balance):
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisationCHN.BSCURT01.ST




SOUTH AFRICA

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Domestic Demand
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period and is now available in value (previously number)
   Retail sales new pass. cars: valueZAF.DDRSVA06.ML
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period and is now available in ZAR value (previously number)
   Retail sales new pass. cars: valueZAF.DDRSVA06.ML
   Retail sales new pass. cars: value saZAF.DDRSVA06.MLSA
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 The following series are now available at 2000 constant prices values (previously 1995 constant prices values):
   Gross capital formation (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVCF01.NCCU
   Gross fixed capital form. (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVCF02.NCCU
   Changes in inventories (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVCF03.NCCU
   Final consumption (Cst prices)ZAF.SNGVCT01.NCCU
   Households consumption (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVCT03.NCCU
   Total govern. consumption (Cst prices)ZAF.SNGVCT05.NCCU
   Exports of gds and serv. (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVEX01.NCCU
   Imports of gds and serv. (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVIM01.NCCU
   Statistical discrepancy (Cst. prices)ZAF.SNGVSD01.NCCU
   Gross domestic product (Cst. Prices)ZAF.SNGVTT01.NCCU
   Gross domestic product (Cst. Prices) saZAF.SNGVTT01.NCCUSA