DBNotes Countries - Oct05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
OCTOBER 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 08-10-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Oct

NEW BALANCE OF PAYMENTS SERIES

In the October 2005 electronic version of the MEI, a substantial number of new Balance of Payments series are being released. These series mostly cover the total Services component in the Current Account of the Balance of Payments and the presentation of country Balance of Payments series in USD (United States dollars). The list of the new series can be found in the excel file BoP_MEI_CD.xls.
 

CHANGES FOR LABOUR COMPENSATION STATISTICS

In this release of the MEI database a small number of changes have been made to the codes of previously miscoded series for labour compensation statistics and two series have been suppressed. In addition, private sector earnings series have been included for the first time for a number of countries. The excel spreadsheet labour_Compensation_changes.xls lists the series codes affected by these changes.
 

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 in real time, is available at http://www.oecd.org/std/mei.

Questions relating to these database notes should be directed by e-mail to stat.contact@oecd.org.
 

Countries List

AUSTRALIA    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    BRAZIL    CANADA    CHINA    CZECH REPUBLIC    DENMARK    EURO AREA  
  FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    GREECE    HUNGARY    ICELAND    INDIA    INDONESIA    ITALY    MEXICO 
   NETHERLANDS    NEW ZEALAND    NORWAY    POLAND    PORTUGAL    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    
SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    SWEDEN    SWITZERLAND    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    




CANADA

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Production
 These following series have been revised by source. Monthly GDP by industry incorporates the revised 2001 and new 2002 input-output annual benchmarks, revised data sources and improved methodologies resulting in revisions to the monthly series back to January 2000.
   Production in total agriculture CAN.PRAFAG01.NCIXOB
   Production in total agriculture saCAN.PRAFAG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total construction CAN.PRCNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production of total construction saCAN.PRCNTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industry CAN.PRINTO01.NCIXOB
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured durable goodsCAN.PRMNDG01.NCIXOB
   Production of total manufactured durable goodsCAN.PRMNDG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured non-durable gCAN.PRMNNG01.NCIXOB
   Production of total manufactured non-durable gCAN.PRMNNG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing CAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saCAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total services sectors CAN.PRSOTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total services sectors saCAN.PRSOTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total economy CAN.PRTTTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total economy saCAN.PRTTTO01.NCIXOBSA
Work in progress
 These following series has been revised by source. Monthly GDP by industry incorporates the revised 2001 and new 2002 input-output annual benchmarks, revised data sources and improved methodologies resulting in revisions to the monthly series back to January 2000.
   Work in progress for total manufactured goods CAN.WIMNTO02.STSA
Stocks
 These following series have been revised by source. Monthly GDP by industry incorporates the revised 2001 and new 2002 input-output annual benchmarks, revised data sources and improved methodologies resulting in revisions to the monthly series back to January 2000.
   Stocks of manufactured finished goods (Value) CAN.STMNFG02.STSA
   Stocks of raw materials (Value) saCAN.STMNRM02.STSA
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) CAN.STMNTO02.ST
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) saCAN.STMNTO02.STSA


MEXICO

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previous code: MEX.LCREMN03.IXOB):
   Real monthly earnings: manufacturingMEX.LCEAMN04.IXOB



UNITED STATES

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Orders
 The following series have been suppressed:
   New orders for total construction USA.ODCNNO01.NCCU
   New orders for buildings USA.ODCNNO02.NCCU
   New orders for dwellings USA.ODCNNO03.NCCU
Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series has been included (replacing USA.CSCICP01.IXOBSA):
   CONSUMER SENTIMENT SAUSA.CSCICP01.IXNSA



AUSTRALIA

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National Accounts
 New national base year (2003-04=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services AUS.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUS.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUS.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services AUS.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUS.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services AUS.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure AUS.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product AUS.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation AUS.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services AUS.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure AUS.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) AUS.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories AUS.EXPST.LNBQRSA
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Weekly earnings: private sectorAUS.LCEAPR02.IXOB
   Weekly earnings: private sector saAUS.LCEAPR02.IXOBSA


NEW ZEALAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorNZL.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saNZL.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA


AUSTRIA

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: AUT.LCWRTT01.IXOB):
   Hourly wage rate: industry incl. constructionAUT.LCWRIN01.IXOB



BELGIUM

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: BEL.LCEAMN01.IXOB):
   Hourly earnings males: industry excl. coal minBEL.LCEAIN01.IXOB
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: BEL.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA):
   Hourly earnings males: industry excl. coal minBEL.LCEAIN01.IXOBSA



CZECH REPUBLIC

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Orders
 The following series has been included:
   Permits issued for dwellings saCZE.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorCZE.LCEAPR03.NCIXOB
   Monthly earnings: private sector saCZE.LCEAPR03.NCIXOBSA


DENMARK

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorDNK.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saDNK.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA


FINLAND

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorFIN.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saFIN.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA


FRANCE

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Labour cost: engineering industriesFRA.LCULEG01.IXOB
   Labour cost: textile industriesFRA.LCULTX01.IXOB


GERMANY

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Orders
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Permits issued for dwellings saDEU.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA




GREECE

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Producer Prices
 The following series have been included:
   PPI Total Industrial productsGRC.PPIATT01.IXOB
   PPI Consumer durable goodsGRC.PPTGCD01.IXOB
   PPI Consumer goodsGRC.PPTGCG01.IXOB
   PPI Intermediate goods excl. energyGRC.PPTGIG01.IXOB
   PPI Energy goodsGRC.PPTGIG03.IXOB
   PPI Consumer non durable goodsGRC.PPTGND01.IXOB
   PPI Investment goodsGRC.PPTGVG01.IXOB
 The series available from the source includes Mining, Quarrying and Manufacturing.
   PPI Manufacturing - proxyGRC.PPIAMP01.IXOB
Wholesale prices
 The following series have been suppressed:
   WPI INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTSGRC.WPIAIP01.IXOB
   WPI PETROLEUM DERIVATIVESGRC.WPOTRP01.IXOB
   WPI IMPORTED FINAL PRODUCTSGRC.WPTGIM01.IXOB



HUNGARY

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Orders
 The following series has been included:
   Permits issued for dwellings saHUN.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included:
   Monthly earnings: private sector saHUN.LCEAPR03.NCIXOBSA




ICELAND

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National Accounts
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Gross domestic product ISL.EXPGDP.DNB
 New set of series at chained constant prices with reference year 2000 has been included (replacing series at constant prices):
   Exports of goods and services ISL.EXPEXP.LNBQR
   Government final consumption expenditure ISL.EXPGC.LNBQR
   Gross domestic product ISL.EXPGDP.LNBQR
   Gross fixed capital formation ISL.EXPGF.LNBQR
   Imports of goods and services ISL.EXPIMP.LNBQR
   Private final consumption expenditure ISL.EXPPC.LNBQR
   Residual item (gdp by exp) ISL.EXPSD.LNBQR
   Changes in inventories ISL.EXPST.LNBQR
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorISL.LCEAPR03.IXOB
   Monthly earnings: private sector saISL.LCEAPR03.IXOBSA



ITALY

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: ITA.LCWRMN01.IXOB):
   Hourly wage rate: industry incl. constructionITA.LCWRIN01.IXOB
 The following series has been included:
   Hourly wage rate: industry incl. construction ITA.LCWRIN01.IXOBSA


NETHERLANDS

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly wage rate: private sectorNLD.LCWRPR01.IXOB
   Hourly wage rate: private sector saNLD.LCWRPR01.IXOBSA


NORWAY

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National Accounts
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Residual item (gdp by exp) NOR.EXPSD.LNBQRSA



POLAND

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National Accounts
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Residual item (gdp by exp) POL.EXPSD.LNBQR
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorPOL.LCEAPR03.NCIXOB
   Monthly earnings: private sector saPOL.LCEAPR03.NCIXOBSA




PORTUGAL

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National Accounts
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Residual item (gdp by exp) PRT.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services PRT.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure PRT.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product PRT.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation PRT.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services PRT.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure PRT.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services PRT.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure PRT.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product PRT.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product PRT.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product PRT.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation PRT.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services PRT.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure PRT.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories PRT.EXPST.LNBQRSA
Sales
 The following series has been included:
   Passenger car registrations saPRT.SLRTCR03.IXOBSA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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National Accounts
 The following seasonally adjusted series have been included (replacing raw series):
   Exports of goods and services SVK.EXPEXP.VNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure SVK.EXPGC.VNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product SVK.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product SVK.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product SVK.EXPGDP.VNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation SVK.EXPGF.VNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services SVK.EXPIMP.VNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure SVK.EXPPC.VNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) SVK.EXPSD.VNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories SVK.EXPST.VNBQRSA




SPAIN

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Work started
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Work started for dwellings saESP.WSCNDW01.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: ESP.LCEAMN01.IXOB):
   Hourly earnings: industry excl. constructionESP.LCEAIN01.IXOB
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: ESP.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA):
   Hourly earnings: industry excl. construction sESP.LCEAIN01.IXOBSA



SWEDEN

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Orders
 The following series has been included:
   Permits issued for dwellings saSWE.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorSWE.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saSWE.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA


SWITZERLAND

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National Accounts
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Residual item (gdp by exp) CHE.EXPSD.LNBQRSA


UNITED KINGDOM

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Weekly earnings: private sectorGBR.LCEAPR02.IXOB
   Weekly earnings: private sector saGBR.LCEAPR02.IXOBSA


EURO AREA

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Hourly earnings: industry incl. constructionEMU.LCEAIN01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: industry incl. construction sEMU.LCEAIN01.IXOBSA






BRAZIL

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: BRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOB):
   Real monthly earnings: all activitiesBRA.LCEATT04.IXOB
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: BRA.LCEATT03.NCIXOBSA):
   Real monthly earnings: all activities saBRA.LCEATT04.IXOBSA
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   BRL/USD exchange rate end periodBRA.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series has been suppressed:
   USD/BRL exchange rate end periodBRA.CCUSSP01.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsBRA.XFORSD01.ST






CHINA

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Production
 The following series has been corrected for the entire period: data are expressed in thousands of GWh and not in millions of GWh.
   Production of electricityCHN.PRENEL01.ML
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   CNY/USD exchange rate end periodCHN.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series has been suppressed:
   USD/CNY exchange rate end periodCHN.CCUSSP01.ST
 The following series has been revised by source for the entire period:
   CNY/USD exchange rate monthly averageCHN.CCUSMA02.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsCHN.XFORSD01.ST





INDIA

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included. Data are available on a quarterly basis:
   BTS Judgement on capacity util.: levelIND.BSCUJG01.ST
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   INR/USD exchange rate end periodIND.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series has been suppressed:
   USD/INR exchange rate spotIND.CCUSSP01.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsIND.XFORSD01.ST





INDONESIA

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source since October 2004.
   Production in total manufacturing IDN.PRMNTO01.IXOB
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   IDR/USD exchange rate end periodIDN.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series has been suppressed:
   USD exchange rate (end of period)IDN.CCUSSP01.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsIDN.XFORSD01.ST






RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Unemployment
 The following series have been included:
   Registered unemployment: total saRUS.UNLVRG01.STSA
   Unemployment: totalRUS.UNLVSU01.STSA
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   USD exchange rate end periodRUS.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series have been suppressed:
   EUR exchange rate period averageRUS.CCEUMA01.ST
   USD/RUR exchange rate end periodRUS.CCUSSP01.ST
 The following series has been revised by source for the entire period:
   RUR/USD exchange rate period averageRUS.CCUSMA02.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsRUS.XFORSD01.ST











SOUTH AFRICA

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Sales
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: ZAF.SLRTTO01.NCIXOB):
   Total retail trade (Volume)ZAF.SLRTTO01.IXOB
 The following series has been included (replacing previously miscoded series: ZAF.SLRTTO01.NCIXOBSA):
   Total retail trade (Volume) saZAF.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
 The national source has supplied recalculated 2004 Q4 data for the following series:
   Retail trade - Business situation: future tendZAF.BRBUFT01.ST
   Retail trade - Employment: future tendencyZAF.BREMFT01.ST
Business tendency surveys (construction)
 The national source has supplied recalculated 2004 Q4 data for the following series:
   Construction - Business situation: future tendZAF.BCBUFT01.ST
   Construction - Employment: future tendencyZAF.BCEMFT01.ST
   Construction - Orders inflow/Demand: future teZAF.BCOIFT01.ST
Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The national source has supplied recalculated 2004 Q4 data for the following series:
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendencyZAF.BSEMFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendencyZAF.BSPRFT01.ST
 The national source has supplied recalculated 2004 Q3 and Q4 data for the following series:
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencZAF.BSSPFT01.ST
Consumer opinion surveys
 The national source has supplied recalculated data from 2003 Q3 for the following series:
   Consumer - Confidence indicatorZAF.CSCICP01.ST
   Consumer - Expected economic situationZAF.CSESFT01.ST
Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   ZAR/USD exchange rate end periodZAF.CCUSSP02.ST
 The following series have been suppressed:
   EUR exchange rate (monthly averages)ZAF.CCEUMA01.ST
   USD/ZAR exchange rate end periodZAF.CCUSSP01.ST
External Finance
 The following series has been included:
   SDR Reserve assetsZAF.XFORSD01.ST