DBNotes Countries - Sep06

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
SEPTEMBER 2006

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 08-09-2006
(STA05)DBNotes/Sep

Introducing the MEI Original Release Data and Revisions Database

The article available at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/32/37376259.pdf describes a new database released by the OECD based on MEI data which allows users to perform comprehensive revisions analysis for key economic variables and to assess the expected performance of econometric models in simulated real-time.

 Suppression of Basic Structural Statistics Table from MEI Publication

The Basic structural statistics table presented in Part 4 of the MEI publication will be suppressed in the October 2006 Main Economic Indicators. Users are referred to the OECD Factbook http://www.sourceoecd.org/factbook  which contains a much wider range of comparable structural indicators across OECD member countries, Brazil, China, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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

CANADA    MEXICO    UNITED STATES    AUSTRALIA    JAPAN    KOREA    FINLAND    FRANCE    IRELAND    ITALY    POLAND    PORTUGAL    SPAIN    UNITED KINGDOM    INDIA    



CANADA

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Producer Prices
 The following series has been suppressed:
   PPI TOTALCAN.PPIATT01.IXOB
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been revised by source from January 1995:
   CREDIT TO PRIVATE SECTORCAN.CRBLPV01.ST


MEXICO

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been revised by source:
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisationMEX.BSCURT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation saMEX.BSCURT01.STSA


UNITED STATES

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been revised for the entire period as intrasectoral transactions are now calculated by source using the BEA's 1997 input-output table based on the North American Industry Classifications System (NAICS). Output measures now incorporate information from the 2004 Annual Survey of Manufactures. More detailed information are available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod2.nr0.htm:
   Unit labour cost: manufacturing saUSA.LCULMN01.IXOBSA


AUSTRALIA

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Production
 The following series have been revised due to the change of reference year for chained constant prices from 2003-2004 to 2004-05:
   Production of total constructionAUS.PRCNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production of total construction AUS.PRCNTO01.NCQL
   Production of total industry AUS.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saAUS.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industry AUS.PRINTO01.NCQL
   Production of total industry saAUS.PRINTO01.NCQLSA
   Production of total manufactured durable goods AUS.PRMNDG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured durable goods saAUS.PRMNDG01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured durable goods AUS.PRMNDG01.NCQL
   Production of total manufactured durable goods saAUS.PRMNDG01.NCQLSA
   Production of durable metal products AUS.PRMNDG02.NCQL
   Production of durable metal products saAUS.PRMNDG02.NCQLSA
   Production of durable machinery and equipment AUS.PRMNDG03.NCQL
   Production of durable machinery and equipment saAUS.PRMNDG03.NCQLSA
   Production of durable wood product AUS.PRMNDG04.NCQL
   Production of durable wood product saAUS.PRMNDG04.NCQLSA
   Production of other durable goods AUS.PRMNDG05.NCQL
   Production of other durable goods saAUS.PRMNDG05.NCQLSA
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goods AUS.PRMNNG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goods saAUS.PRMNNG01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goods AUS.PRMNNG01.NCQL
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goods saAUS.PRMNNG01.NCQLSA
   Production of food, beverages and tobacco AUS.PRMNNG02.NCQL
   Production of food, beverages and tobacco saAUS.PRMNNG02.NCQLSA
   Production of paper and printing AUS.PRMNNG03.NCQL
   Production of paper and printing saAUS.PRMNNG03.NCQLSA
   Production of chemical products AUS.PRMNNG04.NCQL
   Production of chemical products saAUS.PRMNNG04.NCQLSA
   Production of textiles AUS.PRMNNG05.NCQL
   Production of textiles saAUS.PRMNNG05.NCQLSA
   Production of non-metal mineral products AUS.PRMNNG06.NCQL
   Production of non-metal mineral products saAUS.PRMNNG06.NCQLSA
   Production in total manufacturing AUS.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saAUS.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing AUS.PRMNTO01.NCQL
   Production in total manufacturing saAUS.PRMNTO01.NCQLSA
   Production in total services sectors AUS.PRSOTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total services sectors saAUS.PRSOTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total services sectors AUS.PRSOTO01.NCQL
   Production in total services sectors saAUS.PRSOTO01.NCQLSA



JAPAN

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series JPN.LCEATT03.IXOB:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorJPN.LCEAPR03.IXOB
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series JPN.LCEATT03.IXOBSA:
   Monthly earnings: private sector saJPN.LCEAPR03.IXOBSA





KOREA

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Labour compensation
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series KOR.LCEATT03.NCIXOB:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorKOR.LCEAPR03.NCIXOB
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series KOR.LCEATT03.NCIXOBSA:
   Monthly earnings: private sector saKOR.LCEAPR03.NCIXOBSA
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series KOR.LCEATT03.NCML:
   Monthly earnings: private sectorKOR.LCEAPR03.NCML
 The following series has been included, replacing previously miscoded series KOR.LCEATT03.NCMLSA:
   Monthly earnings: private sector saKOR.LCEAPR03.NCMLSA



FINLAND

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Work in progress
 The following series has been revised by source from the first quarter 1999 due to new model used for seasonal adjustment (Tramo-Seats):
   Work in progress for construction of dwellingsFIN.WICNDW01.STSA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been suppressed:
   CREDIT TO ECONOMYFIN.CRBLTT01.ST


FRANCE

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Domestic credit and debt
 The following series have been revised by source from July 1996:
   Total domestic debt ('EIT'): public sectorFRA.CRDTGV01.ST
   Total domestic debt ('EIT'): totalFRA.CRDTTT01.ST



IRELAND

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Other prices
 The following series has been included:
   Cost of construction: residentialIRL.OPCNRE01.IXOB
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series have been suppressed:
   DOM CREDIT TO PVT SECT: IRE PNDIRL.CRDCPV01.ST
   DOM CREDIT TO PVT SECT. FOR CURIRL.CRFCPV01.ST


ITALY

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Domestic credit and debt
 The following series have been suppressed:
   TOTAL CREDIT TO PRIVATE SECTORITA.CRBLPV01.ST
   TOTAL DOMESTIC CREDITITA.CRBLTT01.ST


POLAND

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been revised. Yearly data are now monthly averages:
   CPI HousingPOL.CPSEHO01.IXOB



PORTUGAL

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Labour compensation
 The following series have been included:
   Hourly earnings: private sectorPRT.LCEAPR01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: private sector saPRT.LCEAPR01.IXOBSA
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been suppressed:
   BANK CREDIT TO ECONOMY TOTALPRT.CRBLTT03.ST



SPAIN

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Production
 The following series has been revised from 2005 by source due to changes in methodoly:
   Production of dwellings ESP.PRCNDW01.ML
Domestic credit and debt
 The following series has been suppressed:
   Credit Private Sector: Other InstutitionsESP.CRBLPV04.ST


UNITED KINGDOM

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Share prices
 The following series has been included:
   FTSE 100 share price indexGBR.SPASTT01.IXOB


INDIA

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Balance of Payments
 The following series have been updated by source for the entire period:
   BOP Balance on incomeIND.BPBLIN01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on servicesIND.BPBLSE01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on goodsIND.BPBLTD01.NCCU
   BOP Balance on current transfersIND.BPBLTF01.NCCU
   BOP Current account balanceIND.BPBLTT01.NCCU
   BOP Cap. and fin. balance incl. reservesIND.BPCFTT01.NCCU
   BOP Net errors and omissionsIND.BPEOTT01.NCCU
   BOP Reserve assetsIND.BPFARA02.NCCU