DBNotes Countries - Nov05

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
NOVEMBER 2005

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 10-11-2005
(STA05)DBNotes/Nov

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    BRAZIL    CANADA    CHINA    DENMARK    EURO AREA    EURO AREA (12 INPUT EUROPEAN SOURCES)    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    ICELAND    INDIA    INDONESIA    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    LUXEMBOURG    MEXICO    NETHERLANDS    PORTUGAL    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SOUTH AFRICA    SPAIN    SWEDEN    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    ZONES    


CANADA

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source: data for the GDP of agriculture sector are not adjusted before December 1996. Between January 1997 and December 1999, they had been adjusted by the number of worked hours. Since January 2000, the data are not adjusted.
   Production in total agriculture CAN.PRAFAG01.NCIXOB



MEXICO

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Manufacturing - Raw materials stocks: levelMEX.BSRMLV01.ST
Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series has been included:
   Consumer expected economic situationMEX.CSESFT01.IXNB




UNITED STATES

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National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Disposable personal income saUSA.NANIPI01.NCALSA
Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of durable machinery and equipmentUSA.PRMNDG03.IXOB
   Production of durable machinery and equipment saUSA.PRMNDG03.IXOBSA
Consumer opinion surveys
 The following series has been included (replacing USA.CSCICP01.IXNSA):
   Consumer sentiment saUSA.CSCICP01.IXOBSA



JAPAN

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of total energyJPN.PRENTO01.IXOB
   Production of total energy saJPN.PRENTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total miningJPN.PRMITO01.IXOB
   Production in total mining saJPN.PRMITO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured consumer goodsJPN.PRMNCG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured consumer goods saJPN.PRMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Production of durable wood productJPN.PRMNDG04.IXOB
   Production of durable wood product saJPN.PRMNDG04.IXOBSA
   Production of food, beverages and tobaccoJPN.PRMNNG02.IXOB
   Production of food, beverages and tobacco saJPN.PRMNNG02.IXOBSA
   Production of paper and printingJPN.PRMNNG03.IXOB
   Production of paper and printing saJPN.PRMNNG03.IXOBSA
   Production of chemical productsJPN.PRMNNG04.IXOB
   Production of chemical products saJPN.PRMNNG04.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing and miningJPN.PRMNTO02.IXOB
Stocks
 The following series have been included:
   Ratio of inventories to shipmentsJPN.STMNIS01.IXOB
   Ratio of inventories to shipments saJPN.STMNIS01.IXOBSA


KOREA

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Business tendency surveys (non-manufacturing)
 The following series has been included:
   Non-manufacturing - Employment: tendencyKOR.BNEMTE01.ST



AUSTRIA

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorAUT.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saAUT.LCEAPR01.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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saAUT.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalAUT.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saAUT.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saAUT.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalAUT.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saAUT.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saAUT.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)AUT.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saAUT.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA




DENMARK

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National Accounts
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   Exports of goods and services DNK.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure DNK.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product DNK.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation DNK.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services DNK.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure DNK.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product DNK.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product DNK.EXPGDP.DNBSA
 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 DNK.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure DNK.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product DNK.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation DNK.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services DNK.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure DNK.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories and net acquisition of valuables DNK.EXPSTNV.LNBQRSA
Sales
 The following series has been revised by source from 2000 as a result of changes in their method of seasonal adjustment:
   Total retail trade (Volume) saDNK.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA


FINLAND

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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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saFIN.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalFIN.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saFIN.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saFIN.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalFIN.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saFIN.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saFIN.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)FIN.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saFIN.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


FRANCE

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




GERMANY

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Business tendency surveys (services)
 The following series has been included:
   Services - Employment: tendency saDEU.BVEMTE02.STSA
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorDEU.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saDEU.LCEAPR01.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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saDEU.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalDEU.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saDEU.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saDEU.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalDEU.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saDEU.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saDEU.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)DEU.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saDEU.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


ICELAND

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Share prices
 The following series has been revised from July 2004 to reflect data supplied by the central bank:
   Share prices: ISE MainISL.SPASTT01.IXOB


IRELAND

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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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saIRL.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalIRL.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saIRL.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saIRL.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalIRL.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saIRL.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saIRL.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)IRL.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saIRL.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


ITALY

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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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saITA.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalITA.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saITA.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saITA.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalITA.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saITA.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saITA.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)ITA.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saITA.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA



LUXEMBOURG

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorLUX.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saLUX.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA
Foreign Trade
 The following series have been revised from January 1999 due to the change of source. From now on, the source is the Eurostat.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saLUX.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalLUX.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saLUX.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saLUX.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalLUX.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saLUX.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saLUX.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)LUX.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saLUX.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


NETHERLANDS

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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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saNLD.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalNLD.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saNLD.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saNLD.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalNLD.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saNLD.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saNLD.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)NLD.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saNLD.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA



PORTUGAL

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of chemical productsPRT.PRMNNG04.IXOB
   Production of chemical products saPRT.PRMNNG04.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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saPRT.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalPRT.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saPRT.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saPRT.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalPRT.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saPRT.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saPRT.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)PRT.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saPRT.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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





SPAIN

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Production
 The following series has been included:
   Production of chemical productsESP.PRMNNG04.IXOB
Unemployment
 The following series have been recalculated by source back to February 2001, following the implementation in April 2005 of a new information system of public services for employment (SISPE). Consequently, there is a break in the series in January 2001.
   Registered unemploymentESP.UNLVRG01.ST
   Registered unemployment saESP.UNLVRG01.STSA
Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorESP.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saESP.LCEAPR01.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.
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saESP.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalESP.XTEXVA01.NCML
   ITS Exports f.o.b. total saESP.XTEXVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saESP.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalESP.XTIMVA01.NCML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. total saESP.XTIMVA01.NCMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saESP.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)ESP.XTNTVA01.NCML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.) saESP.XTNTVA01.NCMLSA


SWEDEN

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Production
 The following series have been suppressed as an index is now available for the whole industry (i.e. sectors C, D and E):
   Production in total manufacturing and mining SWE.PRMNTO02.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing and mining saSWE.PRMNTO02.IXOBSA


UNITED KINGDOM

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been corrected by source from September 1984 to December 1997.
   Unit labour cost: manufacturing saGBR.LCULMN01.IXOBSA



EURO AREA

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Balance of Payments
 The following series have been included:
   BOP Current balance USDEMU.BPBLTT01.CXCU
   BOP Services, credit USDEMU.BPCRSE01.CXCU
   BOP Services, credit USD saEMU.BPCRSE01.CXCUSA
   BOP Goods, exports USDEMU.BPCRTD01.CXCU
   BOP Goods, exports USD saEMU.BPCRTD01.CXCUSA
   BOP Services, debit USDEMU.BPDBSE01.CXCU
   BOP Services, debit saEMU.BPDBSE01.CXCUSA
   BOP Goods, imports USDEMU.BPDBTD01.CXCU
   BOP Goods, imports USD saEMU.BPDBTD01.CXCUSA
 The following series have been suppressed:
   BOP Balance on income saE12.BPBLIN01.NCCUSA
   BOP Balance on servicesE12.BPBLSE01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on services saE12.BPBLSE01.NCCUSA
   BOP Balance on goods saE12.BPBLTD01.NCCUSA
   BOP Balance on current transfers saE12.BPBLTF01.NCCUSA
   BOP Current balance USDE12.BPBLTT01.CXCU
   BOP Current balance USD saE12.BPBLTT01.CXCUSA
   BOP Capital account, creditE12.BPCATC01.NCCU
   BOP Capital account, debitE12.BPCATD01.NCCU
   BOP Capital balanceE12.BPCATT01.NCCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesE12.BPCFTT01.NCCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance excl. reservesE12.BPCFTT02.NCCU
   BOP Income, credit saE12.BPCRIN01.NCCUSA
   BOP Services, credit USDE12.BPCRSE01.CXCU
   BOP Services, credit USD saE12.BPCRSE01.CXCUSA
   BOP Services, credit saE12.BPCRSE01.NCCUSA
   BOP Goods, exports USDE12.BPCRTD01.CXCU
   BOP Goods, exports USD saE12.BPCRTD01.CXCUSA
   BOP Goods, exports saE12.BPCRTD01.NCCUSA
   BOP Income, debit saE12.BPDBIN01.NCCUSA
   BOP Services, debit USDE12.BPDBSE01.CXCU
   BOP Services, debit saE12.BPDBSE01.CXCUSA
   BOP Services, debit saE12.BPDBSE01.NCCUSA
   BOP Goods, imports USDE12.BPDBTD01.CXCU
   BOP Goods, imports USD saE12.BPDBTD01.CXCUSA
   BOP Goods, imports saE12.BPDBTD01.NCCUSA
   BOP Net errors and omissionsE12.BPEOTT01.NCCU
   BOP Direct investment abroadE12.BPFADI02.NCCU
   BOP Direct investment in reporting economyE12.BPFADI03.NCCU
   BOP Financial derivatives, netE12.BPFAFD01.NCCU
   BOP Other investment, assetsE12.BPFAOI02.NCCU
   BOP Other investment, liabilitiesE12.BPFAOI03.NCCU
   BOP Portfolio investment, assetsE12.BPFAPI02.NCCU
   BOP Portfolio investment, liabilitiesE12.BPFAPI03.NCCU
   BOP Reserve assetsE12.BPFARA02.NCCU
   BOP Financial balance incl. reservesE12.BPFATT01.NCCU
   BOP Financial balance excl. reservesE12.BPFATT02.NCCU



BRAZIL

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Monthly earnings: all activitiesBRA.LCEATT03.IXOB
   Monthly earnings: all activities saBRA.LCEATT03.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Discount rateBRA.IRSTCB01.ST


CHINA

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Bank rateCHN.IRSTCB01.ST



INDIA

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Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Central bank discount rateIND.IRSTCB01.ST
 The annual and quarterly data are now the average of monthly data.
   Prime lending rateIND.IRSTPI01.ST



INDONESIA

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Production
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series.
   Production in total manufacturingIDN.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saIDN.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Discount RateIDN.IRSTCB01.ST



RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Unemployment
 The annual and quarterly data are now the average of monthly data.
   Unemployment rateRUS.UNRTSU01.ST
Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Refinancing rateRUS.IRSTCB01.ST







SOUTH AFRICA

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of dwellingsZAF.PRCNDW01.NCML
   Production of dwellings saZAF.PRCNDW01.NCMLSA
   Production of total constructionZAF.PRCNTO01.NCML
   Production of total construction saZAF.PRCNTO01.NCMLSA
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Production of buildings ZAF.PRCNBD01.ML
   Production of dwellings ZAF.PRCNDW01.ML
Sales
 The following series have been included:
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value)ZAF.SLMNTO02.NCML
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value) saZAF.SLMNTO02.NCMLSA
   Total retail trade (Volume)ZAF.SLRTTO01.NCML
   Total retail trade (Volume) saZAF.SLRTTO01.NCMLSA
   Total retail trade (Value)ZAF.SLRTTO02.NCML
   Total retail trade (Value) saZAF.SLRTTO02.NCMLSA
   Car sales (Value)ZAF.SLRTVE01.NCML
   Car sales (Value) saZAF.SLRTVE01.NCMLSA
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Total retail trade (Volume)ZAF.SLRTTO01.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Volume) saZAF.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
   Total retail trade (Value)ZAF.SLRTTO02.NCCU
   Total retail trade (Value) saZAF.SLRTTO02.NCCUSA
   Passenger car sales (Value)ZAF.SLRTVE04.ML
   Passenger car sales (Value) saZAF.SLRTVE04.MLSA
Interest Rates
 The following series has been included:
   Discount rateZAF.IRSTCB01.ST
 The following series has been revised so that monthly data are now arithmetic averages of daily rates for the month; quarterly and annual data remain averages of monthly averages.
   Rate 91-day treasury billsZAF.IR3TTS01.ST


ZONES

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Currency Conversions
 The following series has been included:
   SDR SDR/USD exchange rate end periodSDR.CCUSSP01.ST