DBNotes Countries - Jul06

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
JULY 2006

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 07-07-2006
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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    CZECH REPUBLIC    FINLAND    GREECE    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    UNITED KINGDOM    CHINA    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SOUTH AFRICA    



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
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
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 total manufactured goods (Value) USA.STMNTO02.ST
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) saUSA.STMNTO02.STSA

CZECH REPUBLIC

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National Accounts
 New set of accounts with financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM) allocated to industries and institutional sectors, chained constant prices, reference year 2000:
   Exports of goods and services CZE.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CZE.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CZE.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services CZE.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CZE.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services CZE.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure CZE.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product CZE.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation CZE.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services CZE.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure CZE.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories CZE.EXPST.LNBQRSA


FINLAND

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National Accounts
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Residual item (gdp by exp), Constant PricesFIN.EXPSD.VNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories, Constant PricesFIN.EXPST.VNBQRSA
 New set of chained 2000 constant prices available back to Q1 1975 replacing unchained series:
   Exports of goods and services FIN.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure FIN.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product FIN.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation FIN.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services FIN.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure FIN.EXPPC.LNBQRSA

GREECE

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series from 2005:
   CPI All itemsGRC.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsGRC.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyGRC.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items less food less energyGRC.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingGRC.CPSEHO05.IXOB

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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National Accounts
 New set of accounts with financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM) allocated to industries and institutional sectors, change of reference year to 2000, data ar available from Q1 2000:
   Exports of goods and services SVK.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure SVK.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product SVK.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation SVK.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services SVK.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure SVK.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   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




UNITED KINGDOM

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Production
 The following series have been revised as an annual process to allow consistency with the National Accounts Data:
   Production of total construction saGBR.PRCNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industry GBR.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saGBR.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods GBR.PRMNCG02.IXOB
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saGBR.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods GBR.PRMNCG03.IXOB
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods saGBR.PRMNCG03.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods GBR.PRMNIG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods saGBR.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing GBR.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saGBR.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured investment goods GBR.PRMNVG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured investment goods saGBR.PRMNVG01.IXOBSA
   Production in financial and insurance sectors saGBR.PRSEFI01.IXOBSA
   Production of distribution services saGBR.PRSODE01.IXOBSA
   Production of other services saGBR.PRSOOS01.IXOBSA
   Production of transportation and communication saGBR.PRSOTC01.IXOBSA
   Production in total services sectors saGBR.PRSOTO01.IXOBSA
Orders
 The following series has been revised in order to incorporate revisions to the deflator used for private industrial orders:
   New orders for total construction saGBR.ODCNNO01.IXOBSA
Labour compensation
 New national base year (2003=100) for the following series:
   Unit labour cost: manufacturing saGBR.LCULMN01.IXOBSA
External Finance
 The following series has been revised by source from July 1999 due to a change in methodology:
   SDR Reserve assetsGBR.XFORSD01.ST

CHINA

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Gross domestic product, current prices saCHN.SNACVA01.NCCUSA

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 New national base year (2003Y=100) for the following series:
   GDP at market prices, constant pricesRUS.SNAVVA01.IXOB
   GDP at market prices, constant pricesRUS.SNAVVA01.IXOBSA
   Gross capital formation, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCF01.IXOB
   Gross fixed capital formation, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCF02.IXOB
   Final consumption expenditure, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCT01.IXOB
   Households' consumption expenditure, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCT03.IXOB
   Non-profit institutions serving households' consumption expenditure, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCT04.IXOB
   Government consumption expenditure, constant pricesRUS.SNGVCT05.IXOB
   Exports of goods and services, constant pricesRUS.SNGVEX01.IXOB
   Imports of goods and services, constant pricesRUS.SNGVIM01.IXOB


SOUTH AFRICA

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Orders
 The following series have been included:
   Permits issued for residential buildingsZAF.ODCNPI03.NCML
   Permits issued for residential buildings saZAF.ODCNPI03.NCMLSA
   Permits issued for non-residential buildingsZAF.ODCNPI04.NCML
   Permits issued for non-residential buildings saZAF.ODCNPI04.NCMLSA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been included:
   DOMESTIC CREDITZAF.CRBLTT01.ST