DBNotes Countries - Jun06

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
JUNE 2006

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 10-06-2006
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Changes to the MEI "Labour"series

795 from the former Quarterly labour force statistics (QLFS) publication series have already been introduced in the April 2006 release of the MEI CD-ROM, of which 270 are now published in the June 2006 edition of the MEI paper publication. For further information see the feature article : "Changes to the MEI Labour series".

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

UNITED STATES    JAPAN    DENMARK    FINLAND    NETHERLANDS    NORWAY    POLAND    SPAIN    TURKEY    INDONESIA    

OECD + MAJOR SIX NME    MAJOR FIVE ASIA    OECD EASTERN EUROPE    






UNITED STATES

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Leading Indicators OECD
 The historical data of the following series have been changed due to benchmarking the shipments and inventory data to the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data; adjusting new orders and order backlog to be consistent with the benchmarked shipments and inventory data; correcting monthly data for late receipts and reclassifications of reported data:
   CLI Net new orders - durable goods sa USA.LOCNMN07.NCMLSA
Sales
 The historical data of the following series have been changed due to benchmarking the shipments and inventory data to the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data; adjusting new orders and order backlog to be consistent with the benchmarked shipments and inventory data; correcting monthly data for late receipts and reclassifications of reported data:
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value) USA.SLMNTO02.NCML
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.SLMNTO02.NCMLSA
   Total retail trade (Value) saUSA.SLRTTO02.NCMLSA
Orders
 The historical data of the following series have been changed due to benchmarking the shipments and inventory data to the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data; adjusting new orders and order backlog to be consistent with the benchmarked shipments and inventory data; correcting monthly data for late receipts and reclassifications of reported data:
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) USA.ODMNTO02.NCML
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.ODMNTO02.NCMLSA
   Orders for manufactured investment goods (Value) USA.ODMNVG02.NCML
   Orders for manufactured investment goods (Value) saUSA.ODMNVG02.NCMLSA
Work in progress
 The historical data of the following series have been changed due to benchmarking the shipments and inventory data to the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data; adjusting new orders and order backlog to be consistent with the benchmarked shipments and inventory data; correcting monthly data for late receipts and reclassifications of reported data:
   Work in progress for total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.WIMNTO02.STSA
Stocks
 The historical data of the following series have been changed due to benchmarking the shipments and inventory data to the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data; adjusting new orders and order backlog to be consistent with the benchmarked shipments and inventory data; correcting monthly data for late receipts and reclassifications of reported data:
   Stocks of manufactured finished goods (Value) saUSA.STMNFG02.STSA
   Ratio of inventories to shipmentsUSA.STMNIS01.ST
   Ratio of inventories to shipments saUSA.STMNIS01.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



JAPAN

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Sales
 The following series have been included as a target indicator to replace total car registration (JPN.SLRTCR01.ML and JPN.SLRTCR01.MLSA):
   Passenger car registrationsJPN.SLRTCR03.ML
   Passenger car registrations saJPN.SLRTCR03.MLSA
Orders
 The following series have been corrected by source:
   Orders for exported manufactured goods (Value) saJPN.ODMNEX02.NCMLSA
   Orders for manufactured intermediate goods (Value) saJPN.ODMNIG02.NCMLSA
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) saJPN.ODMNTO02.NCMLSA



DENMARK

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Work started
 The following series has been revised by source from 2001:
   Work started for buildingsDNK.WSCNBD01.ML
National Accounts
 The following series has been included (replacing DNK.EXPSTNV.LNBQRSA). It no longer includes net acquisitions of valuables:
   Changes in inventories DNK.EXPST.LNBQRSA


FINLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series from 2005:
   CPI All itemsFIN.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsFIN.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyFIN.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyFIN.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingFIN.CPSEHO01.IXOB


NETHERLANDS

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External Finance
 The following series has been revised by source from 2004:
   SDR Reserve assetsNLD.XFORSD01.ST




NORWAY

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Employment
 The following series have been revised by source. From 2006, the lower age to participate in the survey is lowered from 16 to 15 years old and the definition of age is changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.
   EMPLOYMENT PART TIMENOR.EMECSAPT.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURENOR.EMESAGTT.IXOB
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN AGRIC SANOR.EMESAGTT.IXOBSA
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYM. IN AGRICULT.TOTALNOR.EMESAGTT.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYM IN AGRICULTURE SANOR.EMESAGTT.STSA
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT FEMALESNOR.EMESCVFE.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT FEMALES SANOR.EMESCVFE.STSA
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT MALESNOR.EMESCVMA.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT MALES SANOR.EMESCVMA.STSA
   Civilian employment (LFS)NOR.EMESCVTT.IXOB
   Civilian EmploymentNOR.EMESCVTT.ST
   Civilian Employment SANOR.EMESCVTT.STSA
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRYNOR.EMESICTT.IXOB
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRY SANOR.EMESICTT.IXOBSA
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYM. IN INDUSTRY TOTALNOR.EMESICTT.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRY SANOR.EMESICTT.STSA
   Employment : manufacturingNOR.EMESMNTT.ST
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICESNOR.EMESSETT.IXOB
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SANOR.EMESSETT.IXOBSA
   CIVIL EMPL IN SERVICES TOTALNOR.EMESSETT.ST
   CIVIL EMPL IN SERVICES TOTAL SANOR.EMESSETT.STSA
   TOTAL EMPLOYMENTNOR.EMESTTTT.ST
   Total employment saNOR.EMESTTTT.STSA
   TOTAL EMPLOYEES ALL ACTIVITIESNOR.EMEYTTHS.ST
   TOTAL EMPLOYEES ALL ACTIVITIES SANOR.EMEYTTHS.STSA
Unemployment
 The following series have been revised by source. From 2006, the lower age to participate in the survey is lowered from 16 to 15 years old and the definition of age is changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.
   UNEMPLOYMENT SHORT-TERMNOR.UNDUSTLV.IXOB
   UNEMPLOYMENT FEMALESNOR.UNLVSUFE.ST
   UNEMPLOYMENT FEMALES SANOR.UNLVSUFE.STSA
   UNEMPLOYMENT MALESNOR.UNLVSUMA.ST
   UNEMPLOYMENT MALES SANOR.UNLVSUMA.STSA
   UNEMPLOYMENTNOR.UNLVSUTT.ST
   Unemployment: survey-based saNOR.UNLVSUTT.STSA
   Unemployed females % female total labour forceNOR.UNRTSUFE.ST
   Unemployed males % male total labour forceNOR.UNRTSUMA.ST
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS)NOR.UNRTSUTT.ST
   Unemp % tot. labour force (LFS) saNOR.UNRTSUTT.STSA
Population & Labour force
 The following series have been revised by source. From 2006, the lower age to participate in the survey is lowered from 16 to 15 years old and the definition of age is changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE FEMALESNOR.PLLFCLFE.ST
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE FEMALES SANOR.PLLFCLFE.STSA
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE MALESNOR.PLLFCLMA.ST
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE MALES SANOR.PLLFCLMA.STSA
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE TOTALNOR.PLLFCLTT.ST
   CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE TOTAL SANOR.PLLFCLTT.STSA
   TOTAL LABOUR FORCE FEMALESNOR.PLLFTLFE.ST
   TOTAL LABOUR FORCE MALESNOR.PLLFTLMA.ST
   TOTAL LABOUR FORCENOR.PLLFTLTT.ST
   Total labour force: all personsNOR.PLLFTLTT.STSA




POLAND

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Sales
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Total retail trade (Value) POL.SLRTTO02.NCML
   Total retail trade (Value) saPOL.SLRTTO02.NCMLSA
 Data for the following series are now extracted from EUROSTAT new cronos database:
   Total retail trade (Volume) saPOL.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
 The following series have been included
   Total retail trade (Volume)POL.SLRTTO01.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Value)POL.SLRTTO02.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Value) saPOL.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA



SPAIN

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Sales
 The following series has been included:
   Total retail trade (Volume)ESP.SLRTTO01.IXOB
 Data for the following series are now extracted from EUROSTAT new cronos database:
   Total retail trade (Volume) saESP.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
   Total retail trade (Value) ESP.SLRTTO02.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Value) saESP.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA


TURKEY

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Employment
 The following series has been revised by source from January 2005 following the addition of new questions in the Labour force survey to improve data quality.
   Employment part-time (economic reasons)TUR.EMECSAPT.ST


INDONESIA

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Wholesale prices
 New national base year (2000=100) for the following series:
   WPI Total ManufacturingIDN.WPIAMP01.IXOB
   Wholesale Prices: TotalIDN.WPIATT01.IXOB


OECD + MAJOR SIX NME

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Leading Indicators OECD
 The following series have been included:
   ONM CLI Leading indicator amplitude adjustedONM.LOCSTL04.ST
   ONM CLI Leading indicator trend restoredONM.LOCSTL05.ST
   ONM CLI 6-Months rate of change at annual rateONM.LOCSTL09.ST
   ONM CLI Total industry excluding construction (ratio to trend)ONM.LOREKP01.STSA
   ONM CLI Total industry excluding construction (long term trend)ONM.LOREKP06.STSA
   ONM CLI Total industry excluding construction saONM.LOREKP07.IXOBSA


MAJOR FIVE ASIA

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Leading Indicators OECD
 The following series have been included:
   A5M CLI Leading indicator amplitude adjustedA5M.LOCSTL04.ST
   A5M CLI Leading indicator trend restoredA5M.LOCSTL05.ST
   A5M CLI 6-Months rate of change at annual rateA5M.LOCSTL09.ST
   A5M CLI Total industry excluding construction (ratio to trend)A5M.LOREKP01.STSA
   A5M CLI Total industry excluding construction (long term trend)A5M.LOREKP06.STSA
   A5M CLI Total industry excluding construction saA5M.LOREKP07.IXOBSA


OECD EASTERN EUROPE

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Leading Indicators OECD
 The following series have been included:
   OEE CLI Leading indicator amplitude adjustedOEE.LOCSTL04.ST
   OEE CLI Leading indicator trend restoredOEE.LOCSTL05.ST
   OEE CLI 6-Months rate of change at annual rateOEE.LOCSTL09.ST
   OEE CLI Total industry excluding construction (ratio to trend)OEE.LOREKP01.STSA
   OEE CLI Total industry excluding construction (long term trend)OEE.LOREKP06.STSA
   OEE CLI Total industry excluding construction saOEE.LOREKP07.IXOBSA