DBNotes Countries - Mar05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MARCH 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 11-03-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Mar

Removal of historical West Germany and extension of Unified Germany time series

As of the March 2005 release, the MEI CD ROM and online database no longer include series for West Germany (DEW). In the majority of cases, the historical portion of these series have been linked to the equivalent series for unified Germany (DEU) to provide long time series prior to the period of unification (1991).

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

FINLAND    FRANCE    MEXICO    NEW ZEALAND    PORTUGAL    


MEXICO

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Production
 These series have been revised by source since 1999. These series have included the energy electric production generated by private emprises which act in the market with a permission from the “Comisión Reguladora de Energía".
   IIP Electricity, gas and waterMEX.PRPEUT01.IXOB
   IIP Electricity, gas and water saMEX.PRPEUT01.IXOBSA


NEW ZEALAND

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Overnight interbank rateNZL.IRSTCI01.ST


FINLAND

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Production
 These series have been revised by source. Henceforth, the adjustment method Tramo/Seats has been used.
   Industrial production ISIC C-EFIN.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saFIN.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGFIN.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SAFIN.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   IIP CONSUMER GOODSFIN.PRTGCG01.IXOB
   IIP CONSUMER GOODS SAFIN.PRTGCG01.IXOBSA
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODSFIN.PRTGIG01.IXOB
   IIP INTERMEDIATE GOODS SAFIN.PRTGIG01.IXOBSA
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODSFIN.PRTGVG01.IXOB
   IIP INVESTMENT GOODS SAFIN.PRTGVG01.IXOBSA


FRANCE

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Balance of Payments
 The following series has been revised since 1997 and includes travel:
   BOP Services, credit saFRA.BPCRSE01.NCCUSA


PORTUGAL

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturingPRT.LCEAMN01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: manufacturingPRT.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA