DBNotes Countries - Nov06

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
NOVEMBER 2006

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

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS FOR OECD NON-MEMBER COUNTRIES

In this November 2006 release of the MEI database the OECD has significantly expanded the range of series provided on national accounts for OECD non-member countries (Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Russian Federation and South Africa). In addition the codes for previously published series have changed in many cases and a small number of series have been suppressed. The attached Excel file CodeChanges_MEINov06.xls contains the following specific information about these changes:

- worksheet NewCodes_MEINov06 lists the 72 series whose codes has changed and provides a concordance between the old and new codes;
- worksheet NewSeries_MEINov06 lists the 135 new series that have been added with the November 2006 release;
- worksheet SuppressedSeries_MEINov06 lists the 14 series that have been suppressed from the MEI database.

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
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Countries List

MEXICO    JAPAN    AUSTRIA    BELGIUM    CZECH REPUBLIC    FINLAND    FRANCE    GREECE    IRELAND    ITALY    NETHERLANDS    POLAND    PORTUGAL    SOUTH AFRICA    

 

MEXICO

 

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Sales
  New national base year (2003=100) for the following series:
     Total retail trade (Volume) MEX.SLRTTO01.IXOB
     Total retail trade (Volume) sa MEX.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
     Total wholesale trade (Volume) MEX.SLWHTO01.IXOB
     Total wholesale trade (Volume) sa MEX.SLWHTO01.IXOBSA

 

JAPAN

 

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Consumer Price Index
  New definition for the following series. Total Services replaces Public Services:
     CPI Services less housing JPN.CPSELR01.IXOB

 

AUSTRIA

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets AUT.XFORNC01.ST

 

BELGIUM

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets BEL.XFORNC01.ST

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

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Production
  The following series have been revised due by source due to the change of the methodology for calculating the industrial production index:
     Production of total energy CZE.PRENTO01.IXOB
     Production in total mining CZE.PRMITO01.IXOB
     Production in total manufacturing CZE.PRMNTO01.IXOB

 

FINLAND

 

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Production
  The following series has been revised due to the re-estimation of the coefficients in SA method:
     Production of total energy sa FIN.PRENTO01.IXOBSA

External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets FIN.XFORNC01.ST

 

FRANCE

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets FRA.XFORNC01.ST

 

GREECE

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets GRC.XFORNC01.ST

 

IRELAND

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets IRL.XFORNC01.ST

 

ITALY

 

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Sales
  The following series have been revised by source:
     Total retail trade (Volume) ITA.SLRTTO01.IXOB
     Total retail trade (Volume) sa ITA.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
     Total retail trade (Value) ITA.SLRTTO02.IXOB
     Total retail trade (Value) sa ITA.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA

Business tendency surveys (retail trade)
  Due to the harmonisation of the reference period used in the questionnaire, the figures were shifted backwards for one month, for the period Oct. 1985 to Aug. 2006.
     Retail trade - Confidence indicator sa ITA.BRCICP02.STSA
     Retail trade - Employment: future tendency sa ITA.BREMFT02.STSA

External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets ITA.XFORNC01.ST

 

NETHERLANDS

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets NLD.XFORNC01.ST

 

POLAND

 

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Business tendency surveys (construction)
  Due to the harmonisation of the reference period used in the questionnaire, the figures were shifted backwards by one month for the period Jul. 1993 to Aug. 2006.
     Construction - Confidence indicator sa POL.BCCICP02.STSA
     Construction - Employment: future tendency sa POL.BCEMFT02.STSA

 

PORTUGAL

 

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External Finance
  The following series has been included:
     Reserve assets PRT.XFORNC01.ST

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

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Foreign Trade
  The following series has been included:
     ITS Exports/Imports sa ZAF.XTEITT01.STSA