DBNotes Countries - May05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MAY 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 11-05-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/May

HOURLY EARNINGS

 

The HOURLY EARNINGS (manufacturing) subject table has been completely revised. All country series are now seasonally adjusted and a new methodology for compiling OECD area total series has been introduced. These changes are described in the following article "Planned changes to the MEI Hourly earnings subject table". Associated changes to series codes are provided in the Countries List below.
 

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.
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Countries List

AUSTRALIA    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CANADA    CHINA      CZECH.REPUBLIC    DENMARK    
FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    HUNGARY    INDIA    INDONESIA    IRELAND    ITALY   
 JAPAN    KOREA    LUXEMBOURG    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    NEW ZEALAND    NORWAY
   POLAND    RUSSIAN FEDERATION   SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SPAIN    SWEDEN   TURKEY  
  UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    ZONES    



CANADA

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Domestic Demand
 These series have been revised by source since 1991. These revisions were necessary to include late receipt of sales estimates from retailers (thus replacing imputed data), changes to reported information, changes in the classification of some businesses and updates to seasonal and trading day factors.
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUECAN.DDRSVA01.NCML
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SACAN.DDRSVA01.NCMLSA
   Retail sales motor dealers: valueCAN.DDRSVA05.NCML
   Retail sales motor dealers: value saCAN.DDRSVA05.NCMLSA
   Retail sales passenger cars: value saCAN.DDRSVA06.MLSA
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SACAN.DDRSVO01.IXOBSA
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUMECAN.DDRSVO01.NCML
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VOLUME SACAN.DDRSVO01.NCMLSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saCAN.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


MEXICO

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing SA - proxyMEX.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA



UNITED STATES

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Domestic Demand
 The following series have been revised by source in February 2005 following a benchmarking based on the results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. Consequently, historical data have been recalculated by source from January 2000 to January 2005.
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUEUSA.DDRSVA01.NCML
   RETAIL SALES TOTAL VALUE SAUSA.DDRSVA01.NCMLSA
   Retail sales passenger cars: value saUSA.DDRSVA06.MLSA
   Retail sales 1996 prices saUSA.DDRSVO01.NCMLSA
   WHOLESALE SALES TOTAL VALUEUSA.DDWHVA01.NCML
   WHOLESALE SALES TOTAL VALUE SAUSA.DDWHVA01.NCMLSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saUSA.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


AUSTRALIA

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Weekly Earnings: manufacturing sa - proxyAUS.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   Weekly earnings : manufacturingAUS.LCEAMN02.IXOB
   Weekly earnings: manufacturing saAUS.LCEAMN02.IXOBSA


JAPAN

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings : manufacturing sa - proxyJPN.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


KOREA

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manufacturing - proxyKOR.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


NEW ZEALAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saNZL.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


AUSTRIA

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: min + mfg sa - proxyAUT.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


BELGIUM

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings males: industry saBEL.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manuf. sa - proxyCZE.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA



DENMARK

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saDNK.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
Balance of Payments
 The following series have been revised from October 2004 due to change to data sources and methods.
   BOP Balance on incomeDNK.BPBLIN01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on servicesDNK.BPBLSE01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on goodsDNK.BPBLTD01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on current transfersDNK.BPBLTF01.NCCU
   BOP Current balanceDNK.BPBLTT01.NCCU


FINLAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saFIN.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA



FRANCE

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly wage rate: industry sa - proxyFRA.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
Foreign Trade
 The following series have been revised from January 1995 due to the change of source. From now on, the source is the Eurostat (formerly INSEE):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saFRA.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalFRA.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saFRA.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saFRA.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports f.o.b. totalFRA.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saFRA.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saFRA.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.)FRA.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saFRA.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


GERMANY

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   DEU Hourly earnings: manufacturing saDEU.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


HUNGARY

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manuf. sa - proxyHUN.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


IRELAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saIRL.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


ITALY

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly wage rate : industry - sa proxyITA.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


LUXEMBOURG

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: industry - sa proxyLUX.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


NETHERLANDS

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly wage rate manufacturing - sa proxyNLD.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


NORWAY

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manufacturing sa - proxyNOR.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


POLAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings manuf. - sa proxyPOL.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manuf. - sa proxySVK.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA



SPAIN

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Unemployment
 Following a revision of the labour force survey, the following series have been revised by source from 1996:
   UNEMPLOYMENT SH. TERM LS 1 MTHESP.UNLVST01.IXOB
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS)ESP.UNRTSU01.ST
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: industry excl. construction sESP.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA




SWEDEN

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Production
 The following series has been included:
   Industrial Production ISIC C-ESWE.PRPEIN01.IXOB
 The following series now covers sectors C (Mining, quarrying), D (Manufacturing) and E (Energy) of the industrial classification SNI 2002 (previously only C and D):
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saSWE.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saSWE.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA



TURKEY

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Production
 The monthly data were revised since 1997 by source. They are henceforth obtained starting from the quarterly data, according to same methodology and the same coverage.
   Industrial production ISIC C-ETUR.PRPEIN01.IXOB
   Industrial production ISIC C-E saTUR.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
   IIP Mining and quarrying (separate Q+M)TUR.PRPEMI01.IXOB
   IIP Total Manufacturing (separate Q+M)TUR.PRPEMN01.IXOB
   IIP Total Manufacturing (separate Q+M), saTUR.PRPEMN01.IXOBSA
   IIP Electricity, Gas, Water (separate Q+M)TUR.PRPEUT01.IXOB
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saTUR.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


UNITED KINGDOM

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Weekly earnings: manufacturing - sa proxyGBR.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA


CHINA

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National Accounts
 The following series have been included:
   GDP at factor cost, current pricesCHN.SNACVA01.NCCU
   GDP at factor cost, current prices saCHN.SNACVA01.NCCUSA
   GDP Agriculture, forestry and fishing, currentCHN.SNACVA02.NCCU
   GDP Industry (including construction), currentCHN.SNACVA03.NCCU
   GDP Services, current pricesCHN.SNACVA05.NCCU


INDIA

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National Accounts
 The following series have been included:
   GDP at factor cost, current pricesIND.SNACVA01.NCCU
   GDP at factor cost, current prices saIND.SNACVA01.NCCUSA
   GDP Agriculture, forestry and fishing, currentIND.SNACVA02.NCCU
   GDP Industry (mining, manufacturing, electriciIND.SNACVA03.NCCU
   GDP Construction, current pricesIND.SNACVA04.NCCU
   GDP Services, current pricesIND.SNACVA05.NCCU
   GDP at factor cost, constant pricesIND.SNAVVA01.NCCU
   GDP at factor cost, constant prices saIND.SNAVVA01.NCCUSA
   GDP Agriculture, forestry and fishing, constanIND.SNAVVA02.NCCU
   GDP Industry (mining, manufacturing, electriciIND.SNAVVA03.NCCU
   GDP Construction, constant pricesIND.SNAVVA04.NCCU
   GDP Services, constant pricesIND.SNAVVA05.NCCU



INDONESIA

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: manufacturingIDN.LCEAMN03.NCML
Balance of Payments
 The following series have been included:
   BOP Balance on incomeIDN.BPBLIN01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on servicesIDN.BPBLSE01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on transfersIDN.BPBLTF01.CXCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance excl. reservesIDN.BPCFTT02.CXCU




RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source from 2003:
   Industrial production: industryRUS.PRPEIN01.IXOB
 The following series has been revised by source for the entire period:
   Industrial production: industry saRUS.PRPEIN01.IXOBSA
Producer Prices
 The following series has been revised by source from 2001:
   Producer prices: total industryRUS.PPIATT01.IXOB


ZONES

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   E15 Hourly earnings: manufacturing SAE15.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   EUZ Hourly earnings: manufacturing SAEUZ.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   G7M Hourly earnings: manufacturing SAG7M.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   OEU Hourly earnings: manufacturing SAOEU.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   OTO Hourly earnings: manufacturing SAOTO.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA