DBNotes Countries - Apr05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
APRIL 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 08-04-2005
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HOURLY EARNINGS


The MEI is proposing to change the series used for the HOURLY EARNINGS (manufacturing) subject table. These changes, which are planned to be introduced for the May 2005 MEI publication are described in the April 2005 article "Planned changes to the MEI Hourly earnings subject table". Users of MEI are invited to provide comments on these proposed changes prior to their implementation by contacting richard.mckenzie@oecd.org.

 

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

DENMARK    ITALY    JAPAN    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    SWEDEN    


JAPAN

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   CORPORATE SERVICE PRICES ALLJPN.PPCSTT01.IXOB


DENMARK

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Construction
 The following series have been revised by source from 1998:
   Dwelling permitsDNK.CNPIDW01.ML
   Dwelling permits saDNK.CNPIDW01.MLSA
   Work in progress: dwellingsDNK.CNWIDW01.ST
   Work in progress: total buildingsDNK.CNWITB01.ST
   Construction Dwellings Started saDNK.CNWSDW01.IXOBSA
   Work started: total buildingsDNK.CNWSTB01.QL



ITALY

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Employment
 From Q4 1992 to Q4 2003, data have been revised according to the new continuous labour force survey for the following series:
   Employment : industryITA.EMESIN01.ST
Unemployment
 From Q4 1992 to Q4 2003, data have been revised according to the new continuous labour force survey for the following series:
   UNEMPLOYMENT TOTALITA.UNLVSU01.ST
   UNEMPLOYMENT TOTAL SAITA.UNLVSU01.STSA
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS)ITA.UNRTSU01.ST
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS) saITA.UNRTSU01.STSA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Foreign Trade
 From January 2005 and according to the article 2 of the Commission Regulation No 1982/2004, some goods are excluded from external trade statistics with goods between EU Member States. For comparability of data in 2005 with data of 2004, data of 2004 will be re-calculated and successively released also in "new" methodology.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saSVK.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalSVK.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saSVK.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saSVK.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports f.o.b. totalSVK.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saSVK.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saSVK.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.)SVK.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saSVK.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


SPAIN

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Employment
 Following a revision of the labour force survey, the following series have been revised by source from 1996:
   Employees: IndustryESP.EMDPIN06.ST
   Civilian employment (LFS)ESP.EMESTT02.IXOB
   Civilian employment (LFS)ESP.EMESTT02.ST
   EMPLOYMENT PART-TIMEESP.EMOTPT01.ST
   EMPLOYMENT SHORT TERMESP.EMOTST01.ST


SWEDEN

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Production
 The following series have been revised by source. They are now compiled as chain indices. In addition, a new method for seasonal adjustment has also been implemented. The adjustment is now done by TRAMO/SEATS:
   Industrial production ISIC C-D sa - proxySWE.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP MINING & MANUFACTURINGSWE.PRPEMM01.IXOB
   IIP MINING & MANUFACTURING SASWE.PRPEMM01.IXOBSA
   IIP MANUFACTURINGSWE.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP MANUFACTURING SASWE.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA


SOUTH AFRICA

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Foreign Trade
 The following series have been suppressed (no evidence of seasonality):
   ITS Exports/ImportsZAF.XTEITT01.STSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saZAF.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saZAF.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saZAF.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA