DBNotes Countries - Mar08

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MARCH 2008

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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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CANADA

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source:
   Production of manufactured crude steel CAN.PRMNCS01.ML
 The Industry Accounts Division of Statistics Canada has updated the base year for the constant dollar series from 1997 to 2002. The data have been revised back to January 1997:
   Production in total agricultureCAN.PRAFAG01.NCIXOB
   Production in total agriculture saCAN.PRAFAG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total agricultureCAN.PRAFAG01.NCML
   Production in total agriculture saCAN.PRAFAG01.NCMLSA
   Production of total constructionCAN.PRCNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production of total construction saCAN.PRCNTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total constructionCAN.PRCNTO01.NCML
   Production of total construction saCAN.PRCNTO01.NCMLSA
   Production of total industryCAN.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industryCAN.PRINTO01.NCML
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.NCMLSA
   Production in total manufacturingCAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saCAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturingCAN.PRMNTO01.NCML
   Production in total manufacturing saCAN.PRMNTO01.NCMLSA
Employment
 The following series has been revised by source fom 2005 onwards:
   Labour disputes: days lost CAN.EMECLDDH.CU
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series has been revised by source fom 2005 onwards:
   Monetary aggregate M2+ (gross)CAN.MABMM203.ST

MEXICO

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source from 2007 onwards:
   Production of manufactured crude steel MEX.PRMNCS01.ML






DENMARK

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Orders
 The following series have been included:
   Orders for manufactured durable consumer goods sa (Value)DNK.ODMNCD02.IXOBSA
   Orders for manufactured non-durable consumer goods (Value)DNK.ODMNCN02.IXOBSA
   Orders for manufactured intermediate goods sa (Value)DNK.ODMNIG02.IXOBSA
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value) saDNK.ODMNTO02.IXOBSA
 The following series has been included:
   Orders for manufactured investment goods sa(Value)DNK.ODMNVG02.IXOBSA
 The following series have been revised since Statistics Denmark has changed the definition of the population as of January 2007. Whilst the previous series definition included all NACE division within manufacturing, the new series only include the following NACE rev. 1 divisions; 17, 18, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. Statistics Denmark also changed the definition of orders received: earlier annulled orders were subtracted from received orders, now only the total of received orders is registered. Both of these measures have brought the new orders received statistics closer into accordance with the EU regulation on short term business statistics:
   Orders for manufactured durable consumer goods (Value) DNK.ODMNCD02.IXOB
   Orders for manufactured non-durable consumer goods (Value) DNK.ODMNCN02.IXOB
   Orders for manufactured intermediate goods (Value) DNK.ODMNIG02.IXOB
   Orders for total manufactured goods (Value)DNK.ODMNTO02.IXOB
   Orders for manufactured investment goods (Value) DNK.ODMNVG02.IXOB
 The following series have been revised by Statistics Denmark from 2002 to date due to a reform of the structure of municipalities and regions,where there has been up to halving of the (normally) number of reporting building cases. The reform is not only a restructuring concerning number of municipalities/regions, but also a restructuring of the distributions of tasks between municipalities, regions and the state:
   Permits issued for dwellings saDNK.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA
   Permits issued for dwellings DNK.ODCNPI03.ML
   Permits issued for dwellings saDNK.ODCNPI03.MLSA
Work started
 The following series have been revised by Statistics Denmark from 2002 to date due to a reform of the structure of municipalities and regions,where there has been up to halving of the (normally) number of reporting building cases. The reform is not only a restructuring concerning number of municipalities/regions, but also a restructuring of the distributions of tasks between municipalities, regions and the state:
   Work started for buildingsDNK.WSCNBD01.ML
   Work started for buildings saDNK.WSCNBD01.MLSA
   Work started for dwellings saDNK.WSCNDW01.IXOBSA
   Work started for dwellings saDNK.WSCNDW01.MLSA
Work in progress
 The following series have been revised by Statistics Denmark from 2002 to date due to a reform of the structure of municipalities and regions,where there has been up to halving of the (normally) number of reporting building cases. The reform is not only a restructuring concerning number of municipalities/regions, but also a restructuring of the distributions of tasks between municipalities, regions and the state:
   Work in progress for construction of buildings DNK.WICNBD01.ST
   Work in progress for construction of dwellings DNK.WICNDW01.ST





FINLAND

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Sales
 Data for November and December 2007 for the following series have been revised due to the introduction of a car tax and annual vehicle tax to be based on carbon dioxide emissions on 1 January 2008:
   Passenger car registrations FIN.SLRTCR03.ML
Employment
 From 2008, a new EC-harmonised Labour Force Survey has been applied to the following series (see details at http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/tyti_2008-02-19_men_001_en.html):
   Civilian employment: agriculture FIN.EMESAGTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: agriculture saFIN.EMESAGTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: agriculture FIN.EMESAGTT.ST
   Civilian employment: agriculture saFIN.EMESAGTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: females FIN.EMESCVFE.ST
   Civilian employment: males FIN.EMESCVMA.ST
   Civilian employment (including career militaries, excluding conscripts) FIN.EMESCVTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment (including career militaries, excluding conscripts) FIN.EMESCVTT.ST
   Civilian employment: industry including construction FIN.EMESICTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saFIN.EMESICTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: industry including construction FIN.EMESICTT.ST
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saFIN.EMESICTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: industry excluding construction FIN.EMESINTT.ST
   Civilian employment: services FIN.EMESSETT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: services saFIN.EMESSETT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: services FIN.EMESSETT.ST
   Civilian employment: services saFIN.EMESSETT.STSA
   Employees: total (household survey) FIN.EMEYTTHS.ST
   Employees: total (household survey) saFIN.EMEYTTHS.STSA
Unemployment
 The following series has been revised by source fom 2005 onwards:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) FIN.UNLVSUTT.ST
 From 2008, a new EC-harmonised Labour Force Survey has been applied to the following series (see details at http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/tyti_2008-02-19_men_001_en.html):
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) FIN.UNLVSUFE.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) FIN.UNLVSUMA.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) saFIN.UNLVSUTT.STSA
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (females) FIN.UNRTSUFE.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (males) FIN.UNRTSUMA.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (all persons) FIN.UNRTSUTT.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (all persons) saFIN.UNRTSUTT.STSA
Population & Labour force
 From 2008, a new EC-harmonised Labour Force Survey has been applied to the following series (see details at http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/tyti_2008-02-19_men_001_en.html):
   Civilian labour force: females FIN.PLLFCLFE.ST
   Civilian labour force: females saFIN.PLLFCLFE.STSA
   Civilian labour force: males FIN.PLLFCLMA.ST
   Civilian labour force: males saFIN.PLLFCLMA.STSA
   Civilian labour force: all persons FIN.PLLFCLTT.ST
   Civilian labour force: all persons saFIN.PLLFCLTT.STSA
   Total labour force: females FIN.PLLFTLFE.ST
   Total labour force: males FIN.PLLFTLMA.ST
   Total labour force: all persons FIN.PLLFTLTT.ST
   Total labour force: all persons saFIN.PLLFTLTT.STSA

FRANCE

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Producer Prices
 The following series has been revised by source from 1975:
   PPI AGRICULTURAL GOODSFRA.PPAGTT01.IXOB

GERMANY

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   DEU CPI All itemsDEU.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsDEU.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   DEU CPI EnergyDEU.CPGREN01.IXOB
   DEU CPI All items non-food non-energyDEU.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingDEU.CPSEHO01.IXOB

HUNGARY

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Population & Labour force
 Minor revisions from 2000 onwards supplied by the source agency have been incorporated for the following series:
   Civilian labour force: females HUN.PLLFCLFE.ST
   Civilian labour force: males HUN.PLLFCLMA.ST
   Civilian labour force: all persons HUN.PLLFCLTT.ST
   Total labour force: females HUN.PLLFTLFE.ST
   Total labour force: males HUN.PLLFTLMA.ST
   Total labour force: all persons HUN.PLLFTLTT.ST

LUXEMBOURG

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Sales
 NACE 52 data have been revised by source since 2004 as a result of reclassifications occurred in December 2007 affecting the evolution of Nace 5261 (Retail sale via mail order houses) which covers among others the trade through internet:
   Total retail trade (Volume) sa LUX.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA

NETHERLANDS

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Orders
 The following series has been corrected by source from January 2007 onwards:
   Permits issued for buildings NLD.ODCNPI02.ML

POLAND

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Production
 The following series has been revised by source from 2007 onwards:
   Production of dwellings POL.PRCNDW01.ML

SWEDEN

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Work started
 Data from 2006Q3 to 2007Q4 have been revised by source. The figures for new construction (dwellings started and dwellings completed, production of dwellings) are preliminary and the tables are updated every quarter to take into account corrections reported by municipalities. Experience shows that preliminary figures for new construction are underestimated for the last quarter by about 25 percent (on average) for dwellings started and dwellings completed:
   Work started for dwellings SWE.WSCNDW01.QL





SWITZERLAND

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Employment
 Minor revisions from 2000 onwards supplied by the source agency have been incorporated for the following series:
   Civilian employment: services CHE.EMESSETT.ST
 From 1991 onwards, annual data are now expressed as averages of the quarterly data for the following series:
   Civilian employment: agriculture CHE.EMESAGTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: agriculture saCHE.EMESAGTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: agriculture CHE.EMESAGTT.ST
   Civilian employment: agriculture saCHE.EMESAGTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: females CHE.EMESCVFE.ST
   Civilian employment: females saCHE.EMESCVFE.STSA
   Civilian employment: males CHE.EMESCVMA.ST
   Civilian employment: males saCHE.EMESCVMA.STSA
   Civilian employment: all persons (including armed forces)CHE.EMESCVTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: all persons (including armed forces)CHE.EMESCVTT.ST
   Civilian employment: all persons (including armed forces) saCHE.EMESCVTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: industry including construction CHE.EMESICTT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saCHE.EMESICTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: industry including construction CHE.EMESICTT.ST
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saCHE.EMESICTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: services CHE.EMESSETT.IXOB
   Civilian employment: services saCHE.EMESSETT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: services saCHE.EMESSETT.STSA
Unemployment
 From 1991 onwards, annual data are now expressed as averages of the quarterly data for the following series:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) CHE.UNLVSUFE.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) saCHE.UNLVSUFE.STSA
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) CHE.UNLVSUMA.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) saCHE.UNLVSUMA.STSA
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) CHE.UNLVSUTT.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) saCHE.UNLVSUTT.STSA
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (females) CHE.UNRTSUFE.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (males) CHE.UNRTSUMA.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (all persons) CHE.UNRTSUTT.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (all persons) saCHE.UNRTSUTT.STSA
Population & Labour force
 From 1991 onwards, annual data are now expressed as averages of the quarterly data for the following series:
   Total labour force: females CHE.PLLFTLFE.ST
   Total labour force: females saCHE.PLLFTLFE.STSA
   Total labour force: males CHE.PLLFTLMA.ST
   Total labour force: males saCHE.PLLFTLMA.STSA
   Total labour force: all persons CHE.PLLFTLTT.ST
   Total labour force: all persons saCHE.PLLFTLTT.STSA
Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2005M12=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsCHE.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsCHE.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyCHE.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyCHE.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingCHE.CPSEHO01.IXOB
   CPI Services less housingCHE.CPSELR01.IXOB



EURO AREA

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Producer Prices
 For the following series, the Euro area composition has changed to include Cyprus and Malta.
   PPI Total Manufacturing - Domestic MarketEMU.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI Industry - Domestic MarketEMU.PPIATT01.IXOB
   PPI Durable Consumer Gds - Dom. MktEMU.PPTGCD01.IXOB
   PPI Intermediate Goods - Domestic MarketEMU.PPTGIG01.IXOB
   PPI Non-durable Consumer Gds - Dom. MktEMU.PPTGND01.IXOB
   PPI Investment Goods - Domestic MarketEMU.PPTGVG01.IXOB
Consumer Price Index
 For the following series, the Euro area composition has changed to include Cyprus and Malta.
   HICP EnergyEMU.CPHPEN01.IXOB
   HICP FoodEMU.CPHPFD01.IXOB
   HICP RentEMU.CPHPHO01.IXOB
   HICP All items non-food non-energyEMU.CPHPLA01.IXOB
   HICP ServicesEMU.CPHPSE01.IXOB
   CPI HICP All itemsEMU.CPHPTT01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series are now changing Euro composition (Greece is included beginning in 2001, Slovenia is included beginning in 2007, and Cyprus and Malta are included beginning in 2008):
   Broad money (M3), saEMU.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   Monetary aggregate M3EMU.MABMM301.ST
   Monetary aggregate M3 saEMU.MABMM301.STSA
   Monetary aggregate M1EMU.MANMM101.ST
   Monetary aggregate M1 saEMU.MANMM101.STSA
   Narrow money (M1) saEMU.MANMNM01.IXOBSA













EU15

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Leading Indicators OECD
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 CLI Leading indicator amplitude adjustedE15.LOCSTL04.ST
   E15 CLI Leading indicator trend restoredE15.LOCSTL05.ST
   E15 CLI 6-Months rate of change at annual rateE15.LOCSTL09.ST
   E15 CLI Total industry excluding construction (ratio to trend)E15.LOREKP01.STSA
   E15 CLI Industrial production MCD smoothed (ratio to trend)E15.LOREKP02.STSA
   E15 CLI Total industry excluding construction (long term trend)E15.LOREKP06.STSA
   E15 CLI Total industry excluding construction saE15.LOREKP07.IXOBSA
   E15 CLI Industrial production MCD smoothed (months of cyclical dominance)E15.LOREKP08.IXOBSA
Production
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 Production of total industry saE15.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
Sales
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 Passenger car registrations saE15.SLRTCR03.IXOBSA
   E15 Total retail trade (Volume) saE15.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 Manufacturing - Industrial confidence indicator saE15.BSCICP03.STSA
Consumer opinion surveys
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 Consumer confidence indicator saE15.CSCICP03.STSA
Employment
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 Civilian employment: all personsE15.EMESCVTT.IXOB
   E15 Civilian employment: all personsE15.EMESCVTT.ST
Unemployment
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 Standardised unemployment rate: females saE15.UNRTSDFE.STSA
   E15 Standardised unemployment rate: males saE15.UNRTSDMA.STSA
   E15 Standardised unemployment rate: all persons saE15.UNRTSDTT.STSA
Labour compensation
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 Hourly earnings: manufacturing saE15.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
Producer Prices
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 PPI Manufactured products TotalE15.PPIAMP01.IXOB
Consumer Price Index
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 CPI All itemsE15.CPALTT01.IXOB
   E15 CPI Food excl. restaurantsE15.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   E15 CPI EnergyE15.CPGREN01.IXOB
   E15 CPI All items non-food non energyE15.CPGRLE01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 Broad money (M2+) saE15.MABMBM01.IXOBSA
   E15 Narrow money (M1) saE15.MANMNM01.IXOBSA
Currency Conversions
 As stated previously the following series has been removed:
   E15 Real effective exchange rates - CPI BasedE15.CCRETT01.IXOB
Foreign Trade
 As stated previously the following series have been removed:
   E15 ITS Exports f.o.b. total saE15.XTEXVA01.CXMLSA
   E15 ITS Imports c.i.f. total saE15.XTIMVA01.CXMLSA
   E15 ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)E15.XTNTVA01.CXMLSA

EURO AREA

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Leading Indicators OECD
 The following series have been suppressed. The composite leading indicator series for Euro area have been migrated to the EMU country code.
   EUZ CLI Leading indicator amplitude adjustedEUZ.LOCSTL04.ST
   EUZ CLI 6-Months rate of change at annual rateEUZ.LOCSTL09.ST
   EUZ CLI Total industry excluding construction (ratio to trend)EUZ.LOREKP01.STSA
   EUZ CLI Total industry excluding construction (long term trend)EUZ.LOREKP06.STSA
   EUZ CLI Total industry excluding construction saEUZ.LOREKP07.IXOBSA

INDIA

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 The following series has been included:
   Gross domestic product, constant prices, saIND.SNGVTT01.IXOBSA

INDONESIA

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 The following series has been included:
   Gross domestic product, constant prices, saIDN.SNGVTT01.IXOBSA

SOUTH AFRICA

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 The following series has been included:
   Gross domestic product, constant prices, saZAF.SNGVTT01.IXOBSA