DBNotes Countries - Sep05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
SEPTEMBER 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 09-09-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Sep

Upcoming changes in October for labour compensation statistics

In the October release of MEI electronic products, series codes and titles will change for some labour compensation series and 2 series will be discontinued. The affected series are included in the following spreadsheet: MEI labour compensation changes. In addition, a series for private sector earnings will be included for a number of countries.

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    BRAZIL    CANADA    CHINA    CZECH REPUBLIC    FINLAND

    HUNGARY    INDIA    INDONESIA    IRELAND    KOREA    MEXICO    PORTUGAL    

RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SPAIN    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    



CANADA

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Work started
 The following series have been included:
   Work started for dwellingsCAN.WSCNDW01.CU
   Work started for dwellings saCAN.WSCNDW01.CUSA
Other prices
 The following series has been included:
   Cost of construction: housesCAN.OPCNRE01.IXOB



MEXICO

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been revised from January 1985 and now show M1a ("ampliados") which includes money held in the public sector:
   Monetary aggregate M1aMEX.MANMM101.ST
   Narrow money (M1a) saMEX.MANMNM01.IXOBSA
 The following series have been revised from January 1985 and now show M4a ("ampliados") which includes money held in the public sector:
   Broad money (M4a) saMEX.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   Monetary aggregate M4aMEX.MABMM402.ST












UNITED STATES

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Production
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.PRCNDW01.NCCU). The annual and quarterly data are averages of monthly figures. Moreover, this series has been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Production of dwellingsUSA.PRCNDW01.NCML
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.PRCNDW01.NCCUSA). The annual and quarterly data are averages of monthly figures. Moreover, this series has been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Production of dwellings saUSA.PRCNDW01.NCMLSA
Sales
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value) USA.SLMNTO02.NCML
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.SLMNTO02.NCMLSA
Orders
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) USA.ODMNTO02.NCML
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.ODMNTO02.NCMLSA
   Orders for manufactured investment goods (ValuUSA.ODMNVG02.NCML
   Orders for manufactured investment goods (ValuUSA.ODMNVG02.NCMLSA
Work started
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.WSCNDW01.ALSA). Data are now expressed as monthly levels:
   Work started for dwellings saUSA.WSCNDW01.MLSA
Work in progress
 The following series has been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Work in progress for total manufactured goods USA.WIMNTO02.STSA
Stocks
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.STMNIS01.ML). This series has been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Ratio of inventories to shipmentsUSA.STMNIS01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously USA.STMNIS01.MLSA). This series has been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Ratio of inventories to shipments saUSA.STMNIS01.STSA
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002: annual estimates of sales, end-of-year inventories, and purchases were input to the benchmarking program to derive revised estimates for 1998-2003.
   Stocks of manufactured finished goods (Value) USA.STMNFG02.STSA
   Stocks of raw materials (Value) saUSA.STMNRM02.STSA
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) USA.STMNTO02.ST
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.STMNTO02.STSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: USA.LCEATT01.IXOBSA):
   Hourly earnings: private sector saUSA.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA
 The following series has been revised by source from 2002 following revisions to hourly compensation in manufacturing.
   Unit labour cost: manufacturing saUSA.LCULMN01.IXOBSA



AUSTRALIA

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Production
 New national price base year 2003-2004 for the following series:
   Production of total construction AUS.PRCNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production of total industry AUS.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saAUS.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured durable goodsAUS.PRMNDG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured durable goodsAUS.PRMNDG01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured non-durable gAUS.PRMNNG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured non-durable gAUS.PRMNNG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing AUS.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saAUS.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total services sectors AUS.PRSOTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total services sectors saAUS.PRSOTO01.NCIXOBSA
Sales
 New national price base year 2003-2004 for the following series:
   Total retail trade (Volume) saAUS.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
   Total retail trade (Volume) AUS.SLRTTO01.NCIXOB
   Total retail trade (Volume) saAUS.SLRTTO01.NCIXOBSA


KOREA

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Unemployment
 The official reference of job search duration changed from "during last one week" to "during last four weeks", therefore the following series have been revised by source from June 1999:
   LAB UNEMPLOYMENT TOTALKOR.UNLVSU01.ST
   LAB UNEMPLOYMENT TOTAL SAKOR.UNLVSU01.STSA
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS)KOR.UNRTSU01.ST
   Unemp % civ. labour force (LFS) saKOR.UNRTSU01.STSA




AUSTRIA

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production in total miningAUT.PRMITO01.IXOB
   Production in total mining saAUT.PRMITO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured consumer goodAUT.PRMNCG01.IXOB
    Production of total manufactured consumer gooAUT.PRMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing and miningAUT.PRMNTO02.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing and mining sAUT.PRMNTO02.IXOBSA
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Production of total construction saAUT.PRCNTO01.NCMLSA
 These following series, volume indices for construction have been included:
   Production of total constructionAUT.PRCNTO01.IXOB
   Production of total construction saAUT.PRCNTO01.IXOBSA


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Production
 The following series has been included, (replacing CZE. PRCNDW01.CU). Data are now presented as indices with base year 2000=100. Annual and quarterly data are averages of monthly data:
   Production of dwellingsCZE.PRCNDW01.IXOB





FINLAND

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Orders
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.ODCNPI02.CU). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures:
   Permits issued for buildingsFIN.ODCNPI02.QL
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.ODCNPI02.CUSA). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures:
   Permits issued for buildings saFIN.ODCNPI02.QLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.ODCNPI03.CU). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures:
   Permits issued for dwellingsFIN.ODCNPI03.QL
 New series code for the following series (previously FIN.ODCNPI03.CUSA). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures:
   Permits issued for dwellings saFIN.ODCNPI03.QLSA




HUNGARY

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Production
 New series code for the following series (previously HUN.PRCNDW01.CU). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures.
   Production of dwellingsHUN.PRCNDW01.QL
 New series code for the following series (previously HUN.PRCNDW01.CUSA). Annual data are now averages of quarterly figures.
   Production of dwellings saHUN.PRCNDW01.QLSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: HUN.LCEATT03.NCIXOB):
   Monthly earnings: private sectorHUN.LCEAPR03.NCIXOB




IRELAND

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National Accounts
 New set of chained constant prices with reference year 2003 has been included.
   Exports of goods and services IRL.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure IRL.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation IRL.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services IRL.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure IRL.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories IRL.EXPST.LNBQRSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services IRL.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure IRL.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation IRL.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services IRL.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure IRL.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product IRL.EXPGDP.DNBSA
Production
 The following series have been revised by source from January 2001 to improve comparisons with earlier period:
   Production of total industry IRL.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saIRL.PRINTO01.IXOBSA



PORTUGAL

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Orders
 The following series has been included:
   Permits issued for buildings saPRT.ODCNPI02.MLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously PRT.ODCNPI02.CU). Annual and quarterly data are now averages of monthly data.
   Permits issued for buildingsPRT.ODCNPI02.ML



SPAIN

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Production
 New series code for the following series (previously ESP.PRESEAF02.ML). Annual and quarterly data are now the sum of monthly data.
   Production of accommodation: nights in hotelESP.PRSEAF02.CU
 New series code for the following series (previously ESP.PRESEAF02.MLSA). Annual and quarterly data are now the sum of monthly data.
   Production of accommodation: nights in hotel ESP.PRSEAF02.CUSA



UNITED KINGDOM

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Sales
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002, as more complete data became available:
   Sales of manufactured goods from domestic markGBR.SLMNDM01.IXOBSA
   Sales of exported manufactured goods (Volume) GBR.SLMNEX01.IXOBSA
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Volume) saGBR.SLMNTO01.IXOBSA
Orders
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002, as more complete data became available:
   Orders for manufactured goods from domestic maGBR.ODMNDM01.IXOBSA
   Orders for exported manufactured goods (VolumeGBR.ODMNEX01.IXOBSA
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Volume) sGBR.ODMNTO01.IXOBSA




BRAZIL

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been revised by source from 2002:
   Real monthly earnings: all activitiesBRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOB
   Real monthly earnings: all activities saBRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOBSA
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsBRA.XFORSD01.ST
Balance of Payments
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   BOP Balance on incomeBRA.BPBLIN01.CXCU
   BOP Balance on servicesBRA.BPBLSE01.CXCU













CHINA

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Production
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.PRCNBD01.CU). Annual and quarterly data are now monthly averages.
   Production of buildingsCHN.PRCNBD01.ML
Consumer opinion surveys
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.CSCICP01.ST):
   Consumer - Confidence indicatorCHN.CSCICP01.IXN
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsCHN.XFORSD01.ST
Foreign Trade
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTEXVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saCHN.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTEXVA04.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. to EU countriesCHN.XTEXVA04.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTIMVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalCHN.XTIMVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTIMVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saCHN.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTIMVA04.CXCU):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. from EU countriesCHN.XTIMVA04.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTNTVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)CHN.XTNTVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTNTVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saCHN.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTNTVA02.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) with EU countrCHN.XTNTVA02.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously CHN.XTEXVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalCHN.XTEXVA01.CXML



INDIA

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External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsIND.XFORSD01.ST
Balance of Payments
 The following series has been revised due to a change in source:
   BOP Balance on incomeIND.BPBLIN01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on servicesIND.BPBLSE01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on goodsIND.BPBLTD01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on current transfersIND.BPBLTF01.NCCU
   BOP Current balanceIND.BPBLTT01.NCCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesIND.BPCFTT01.NCCU
   BOP Net errors and omissionsIND.BPEOTT01.NCCU
   BOP Reserve assetsIND.BPFARA02.NCCU









INDONESIA

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Foreign Trade
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTEXVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalIDN.XTEXVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTEXVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saIDN.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTIMVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalIDN.XTIMVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTIMVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saIDN.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTNTVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)IDN.XTNTVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously IDN.XTNTVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saIDN.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
Balance of Payments
 The following series has been included:
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesIDN.BPCFTT01.CXCU
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
   Changes in inventories, current pricesIDN.SNGCCF03.NCCU
   Changes in inventories, constant pricesIDN.SNGVCF03.NCCU









RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsRUS.XFORSD01.ST
Foreign Trade
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTIMVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Imports f.o.b. totalRUS.XTIMVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTIMVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Imports f.o.b. total saRUS.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTEXVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalRUS.XTEXVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTEXVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saRUS.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTNTVA01.CXCU):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.)RUS.XTNTVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously RUS.XTNTVA01.CXCUSA):
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.) saRUS.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
National Accounts (for Non-members)
 New national reference year (2003 RUR) for the following series. The OECD has calculated estimates for periods prior to 2003 using earlier constant price data on a 2000 RUR basis.
   Gross capital formation, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCF01.NCCU
   Gross fixed capital formation, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCF02.NCCU
   Changes in inventories, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCF03.NCCU
   Final consumption expenditure, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCT01.NCCU
   Households' consumption expenditure, constant RUS.SNGVCT03.NCCU
   Non-profit institutions serving households' coRUS.SNGVCT04.NCCU
   Government consumption expenditure, constant pRUS.SNGVCT05.NCCU
   Exports of goods and services, constant pricesRUS.SNGVEX01.NCCU
   Imports of goods and services, constant pricesRUS.SNGVIM01.NCCU
   Statistical discrepancy, constant pricesRUS.SNGVSD01.NCCU
   Gross domestic product, constant pricesRUS.SNGVTT01.NCCU