DBNotes Countries - Mar06

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MARCH 2006

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 11-03-2006
(STA05)DBNotes/Mar

Additional national currency series included

Historically the MEI has mostly published data in index form for several subjects which is generally regarded as the best method of presentation to enable comparison across countries for most subjects. However, in recognition that series denominated in national currency or other national units can also be of interest for a wider range of analysis the OECD has decided to include all such series it receives from countries in the release of MEI electronic products. The excel file  New series in CD-Rom (March 2006).xls contains details of 303 such series across all countries included with this March 2006 release. This list also includes a number of seasonally adjusted series where the seasonal adjustment has been performed by the OECD.

Forthcoming code changes for labour force series
 


The Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database will introduce a number of code changes for labour force series in the coming months. These changes are necessary to merge series from the former OECD publication ‘Quarterly Labour Force Statistics’ to the MEI database, and to improve the logical presentation of labour force data in the MEI.

The first phase of this project is a number of code changes for series currently published in the MEI paper publication and CD Rom which will be introduced in the April 2006 release of the MEI database – these are shown in the excel file: forthcoming code changes for labour force series. Further code changes are planned for the May 2006 release and users will informed of these with the April 2006 release. In addition to the code changes, a large number of new labour force series will be included in MEI products from the April 2006 release. Any queries associated with these changes should be addressed to Catherine.martin@oecd.org.

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

Countries List

AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    BRAZIL    CANADA    CHINA    CZECH REPUBLIC    DENMARK    EURO AREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    GREECE    HUNGARY    ICELAND    IRELAND    ITALY    JAPAN    KOREA    LUXEMBOURG    NETHERLANDS    NEW ZEALAND    NORWAY    POLAND    PORTUGAL    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SPAIN    SWEDEN    UNITED KINGDOM    UNITED STATES    ZONES    


CANADA

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Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad CAN.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy CAN.BPFADI03.CXCU



UNITED STATES

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Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad USA.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy USA.BPFADI03.CXCU
National Accounts
  The following series have been suppressed:
     Disposable personal income sa USA.NANIPI01.NCMLSA
     PERSONAL INCOME SA USA.NANIPI02.NCMLSA


JAPAN

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Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad JPN.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy JPN.BPFADI03.CXCU




KOREA

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Sales
  The following series have been revised by source from 2000:
     Total retail trade (Volume) KOR.SLRTTO01.IXOB
     Total retail trade (Volume) sa KOR.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
Consumer opinion surveys
  The following series has been revised by source for the entire period following a change in the composition of the indicator:
     Consumer - Confidence indicator sa KOR.CSCICP01.IXNSA
Balance of Payments
  The following series have been suppressed:
     BOP Balance on transfers of general gov. sa KOR.BPBLTF02.CXCUSA
     BOP Balance on transfers of other sectors sa KOR.BPBLTF04.CXCUSA




NEW ZEALAND

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Production
  The following series have been suppressed:
     Production of total industry NZL.PRINTO01.NCIXOB
     Production of total industry sa NZL.PRINTO01.NCIXOBSA
  New code for the following series (formerly NZL.PRINTO01.NCIXOB):
     Production of total industry NZL.PRINTO01.IXOB
Consumer opinion surveys
  The following series has been included:
     Consumer - Confidence indicator sa NZL.CSCICP01.IXNSA


AUSTRIA

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items AUT.CPHPTT01.IXOB


BELGIUM

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items BEL.CPHPTT01.IXOB


CZECH REPUBLIC

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items CZE.CPHPTT01.IXOB



DENMARK

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items DNK.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
  The following series have been revised from source.
     Monetary aggregate M3 DNK.MABMM301.ST
     Monetary aggregate M1 DNK.MANMM101.ST



FINLAND

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Production
  The following series have been revised due to changes in weights and in the seasonal adjustments ARIMA models:
     Production of total energy FIN.PRENTO01.IXOB
     Production of total energy sa FIN.PRENTO01.IXOBSA
     Production of total manufactured intermediate goods FIN.PRMNIG01.IXOB
     Production of total manufactured intermediate goods sa FIN.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items FIN.CPHPTT01.IXOB



FRANCE

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items FRA.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad FRA.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy FRA.BPFADI03.CXCU





GERMANY

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Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
  The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
     Retail trade - Confidence indicator sa DEU.BRCICP02.STSA
     Retail trade - Employment: future tendency sa DEU.BREMFT02.STSA
Business tendency surveys (construction)
  The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
     Construction - Confidence indicator sa DEU.BCCICP02.STSA
     Construction - Employment: future tendency sa DEU.BCEMFT02.STSA
Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items DEU.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad DEU.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy DEU.BPFADI03.CXCU


GREECE

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items GRC.CPHPTT01.IXOB


HUNGARY

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP, All items HUN.CPHPTT01.IXOB


ICELAND

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items ISL.CPHPTT01.IXOB


IRELAND

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items IRL.CPHPTT01.IXOB



ITALY

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items ITA.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad ITA.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy ITA.BPFADI03.CXCU



LUXEMBOURG

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items LUX.CPHPTT01.IXOB
  New national base year (2005=100) for the entire period for the following series:
     CPI All items LUX.CPALTT01.IXOB
     CPI Food excl. restaurants LUX.CPGDFD02.IXOB
     CPI Energy LUX.CPGREN01.IXOB
     CPI All items non-food non-energy LUX.CPGRLE01.IXOB
     CPI Housing LUX.CPSEHO05.IXOB
     CPI Services less housing LUX.CPSELR01.IXOB





NETHERLANDS

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Production
  The following series have been recalculated by the source for the period from January 1995 until December 2005. The value added according to the National Account 2004 has been incorporated in the figures:
     Production of total industry NLD.PRINTO01.IXOB
     Production of total industry sa NLD.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
     Production in total manufacturing NLD.PRMNTO01.IXOB
     Production in total manufacturing sa NLD.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
Sales
  The following series has been included:
     Total retail trade (Volume) NLD.SLRTTO01.IXOB
  From now on, the following series are extracted from the Eurostat's Database:
     Total retail trade (Volume) sa NLD.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
     Total retail trade (Value) NLD.SLRTTO02.IXOB
     Total retail trade (Value) NLD.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items NLD.CPHPTT01.IXOB


NORWAY

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP ALL items NOR.CPHPTT01.IXOB


POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items POL.CPHPTT01.IXOB


PORTUGAL

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items PRT.CPHPTT01.IXOB


SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items SVK.CPHPTT01.IXOB


SPAIN

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items ESP.CPHPTT01.IXOB



SWEDEN

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items SWE.CPHPTT01.IXOB
  The following series have been revised by source from January 1980:
     CPI All items net SWE.CPALNE01.IXOB
     CPI All items SWE.CPALTT01.IXOB
     CPI Food excl. restaurants SWE.CPGDFD02.IXOB
     CPI Energy SWE.CPGREN01.IXOB
     CPI All items non-food non-energy SWE.CPGRLE01.IXOB
     CPI Housing SWE.CPSEHO01.IXOB



UNITED KINGDOM

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Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     CPI HICP All items GBR.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Balance of Payments
  The following series have been included:
     BOP Direct investment abroad GBR.BPFADI02.CXCU
     BOP Direct investment in reporting economy GBR.BPFADI03.CXCU




EURO AREA

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Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
  The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
     Retail trade - Confidence indicator sa EMU.BRCICP02.STSA
     Retail trade - Employment: future tendency sa EMU.BREMFT02.STSA
Business tendency surveys (construction)
  The following series have been revised by source for the entire period:
     Construction - Confidence indicator sa EMU.BCCICP02.STSA
     Construction - Employment: future tendency sa EMU.BCEMFT02.STSA
Consumer Price Index
  New national base year (2005=100) from 1996 for the following series:
     HICP Energy EMU.CPHPEN01.IXOB
     HICP Food EMU.CPHPFD01.IXOB
     HICP Rent EMU.CPHPHO01.IXOB
     HICP All items non-food non-energy EMU.CPHPLA01.IXOB
     HICP Services EMU.CPHPSE01.IXOB
     CPI HICP All items EMU.CPHPTT01.IXOB




BRAZIL

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
  The following series has been included:
     Manufacturing - Orders inflow or demand: future tendency BRA.BSOIFT01.ST
  The following series has been suppressed:
     Manufacturing - Orders inflow or demand: level BRA.BSOILV01.ST
  The following series have been corrected for the entire period:
     Manufacturing - Order books: level BRA.BSOBLV01.ST
     Manufacturing - Exports order books: level BRA.BSXRLV01.ST


CHINA

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Balance of Payments
  The following series are now available on a bi-annual basis from 2002:
     BOP Balance on income CHN.BPBLIN01.CXCU
     BOP Balance on services CHN.BPBLSE01.CXCU
     BOP Balance on goods CHN.BPBLTD01.CXCU
     BOP Balance on current transfers CHN.BPBLTF01.CXCU
     BOP Current account balance CHN.BPBLTT01.CXCU
     BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reserves CHN.BPCFTT01.CXCU
     BOP Net errors and omissions CHN.BPEOTT01.CXCU
     BOP Reserve assets incl. valuation change CHN.BPFARA01.CXCU


ZONES

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Balance of Payments
  As part of a progressive expansion of zone totals in the OECD MEI balance of payments dataset, the following series for the G7 (Major Seven) have been included:
     G7M BOP Services, credit USD sa G7M.BPCRSE01.CXCUSA
     G7M BOP Goods, exports USD sa G7M.BPCRTD01.CXCUSA
     G7M BOP Services, debit sa G7M.BPDBSE01.CXCUSA
     G7M BOP Goods, imports USD sa G7M.BPDBTD01.CXCUSA
     G7M BOP Direct investment abroad G7M.BPFADI02.CXCU
     G7M BOP Direct investment in reporting economy G7M.BPFADI03.CXCU