DBNotes Countries - Aug05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
AUGUST 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 05-08-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Aug

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.

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Countries List

AUSTRIA    CZECH REPUBLIC    FINLAND    HUNGARY    NETHERLANDS    POLAND    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    TURKEY    UNITED STATES    

UNITED STATES

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Leading indicators national sources
 This series has been revised for the entire period by the source. The July 2005 release will incorporate two major revisions to the composite index of economic indicators (LEI): 1) a new method for calculating the contribution of the yield spread in the LEI and 2) a trend adjustment to the LEI. The new measure of the yield spread improves the performance of the LEI by better reflecting the way the yield spread anticipates cyclical economic turning points. The trend adjustment facilitates interpretation and use of the LEI.
   BCD LEADING INDICATORUSA.LNCSTL00.ST

AUSTRIA

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Production
 These following series have been revised from january 1990. Data now cover "Electricity, gas and water supply".
   Production of total energy AUT.PRENTO01.IXOB
   Production of total energy saAUT.PRENTO01.IXOBSA

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included:
   CPI HICP All itemsCZE.CPHPTT01.IXOB


FINLAND

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National Accounts
 The following series have been revised. Financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM) are now allocated to industries and institutional sectors.
   Exports of goods and services FIN.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure FIN.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation FIN.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services FIN.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure FIN.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services FIN.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure FIN.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation FIN.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services FIN.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure FIN.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) FIN.EXPSD.VNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories FIN.EXPST.VNBQRSA
Production
 The following series has been revised by source from january 1990, because weights for chain industrial index have been revised.
   Production of total manufactured intermediate FIN.PRMNIG01.IXOB

HUNGARY

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included:
   CPI HICP, All itemsHUN.CPHPTT01.IXOB


NETHERLANDS

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Changes in inventories NLD.EXPST.LNBQRSA
 New national base year ( 2001=100) for the following series. Financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM) are now allocated to industries and institutional sectors.
   Exports of goods and services NLD.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure NLD.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product NLD.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation NLD.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services NLD.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure NLD.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services NLD.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure NLD.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product NLD.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product NLD.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product NLD.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation NLD.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services NLD.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure NLD.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) NLD.EXPSD.LNBQRSA

POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included:
   CPI HICP All itemsPOL.CPHPTT01.IXOB


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Private final consumption expenditure SVK.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been included:
   CPI HICP All itemsSVK.CPHPTT01.IXOB


TURKEY

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Employment
 From January 2005, the following series is disseminated by source on a monthly basis and no longer on a quarterly basis. The monthly data are compiled as 3-month moving averages, with the middle month as reference month.
   Part-time (Economic reasons)TUR.EMOTPT02.ST
Unemployment
 From January 2005, the following series are disseminated by source on a monthly basis and no longer on a quarterly basis. The monthly data are compiled as 3-month moving averages, with the middle month as reference month.
   Persons Unemployed for 1-2 MonthsTUR.UNLVST01.IXOB
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS)TUR.UNRTSU01.ST