DBNotes Countries - May08

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MAY 2008

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 14/05/2008
(STA05)DBNotes/May

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    AUSTRALIA    JAPAN    KOREA    NEW ZEALAND    AUSTRIA    CZECH REPUBLIC    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    SWEDEN    

UNITED STATES

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been revised by source for the entire period starting in 1991:
   Monetary aggregate M2USA.MABMM201.ST
   Monetary aggregate M2 saUSA.MABMM201.STSA



AUSTRALIA

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Employment
 The following series now present the national seasonally adjusted series:
   Civilian employment: females saAUS.EMESCVFE.STSA
   Civilian employment: males saAUS.EMESCVMA.STSA
Unemployment
 The following series now present the national seasonally adjusted series:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) saAUS.UNLVSUFE.STSA
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) saAUS.UNLVSUMA.STSA
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) saAUS.UNLVSUTT.STSA
Population & Labour force
 The following series now present the national seasonally adjusted series:
   Civilian labour force: females saAUS.PLLFCLFE.STSA
   Civilian labour force: males saAUS.PLLFCLMA.STSA
   Civilian labour force: all persons saAUS.PLLFCLTT.STSA




JAPAN

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Production
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Rate of capacity utilisation in industry saJPN.PRINCU01.IXOBSA
   Production in total miningJPN.PRMITO01.IXOB
   Production in total mining saJPN.PRMITO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured consumer goodsJPN.PRMNCG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured consumer goods saJPN.PRMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goodsJPN.PRMNCG02.IXOB
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saJPN.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goodsJPN.PRMNCG03.IXOB
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods saJPN.PRMNCG03.IXOBSA
   Production of durable wood productJPN.PRMNDG04.IXOB
   Production of durable wood product saJPN.PRMNDG04.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goodsJPN.PRMNIG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods saJPN.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Production of food, beverages and tobaccoJPN.PRMNNG02.IXOB
   Production of food, beverages and tobacco saJPN.PRMNNG02.IXOBSA
   Production of paper and printingJPN.PRMNNG03.IXOB
   Production of paper and printing saJPN.PRMNNG03.IXOBSA
   Production of chemical productsJPN.PRMNNG04.IXOB
   Production of chemical products saJPN.PRMNNG04.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturingJPN.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saJPN.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing and miningJPN.PRMNTO02.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing and mining saJPN.PRMNTO02.IXOBSA
Sales
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Sales of manufactured construction materials (Volume)JPN.SLMNCM01.IXOB
   Sales of manufactured construction materials (Volume) saJPN.SLMNCM01.IXOBSA
   Sales of total manufactured consumer goods (Volume)JPN.SLMNCT01.IXOB
   Sales of total manufactured consumer goods (Volume) saJPN.SLMNCT01.IXOBSA
   Sales of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume)JPN.SLMNIG01.IXOB
   Sales of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume) saJPN.SLMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Volume)JPN.SLMNTO01.IXOB
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Volume) saJPN.SLMNTO01.IXOBSA
Work in progress
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Work in progress for total manufactured goods (Volume)JPN.WIMNTO01.IXOB
   Work in progress for total manufactured goods (Volume) saJPN.WIMNTO01.IXOBSA
Stocks
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Stocks of manufactured consumer goods (Volume)JPN.STMNCG01.IXOB
   Stocks of manufactured consumer goods (Volume) saJPN.STMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Stocks of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume)JPN.STMNIG01.IXOB
   Stocks of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume) saJPN.STMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Ratio of inventories to shipmentsJPN.STMNIS01.IXOB
   Ratio of inventories to shipments saJPN.STMNIS01.IXOBSA
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Volume)JPN.STMNTO01.IXOB
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Volume) saJPN.STMNTO01.IXOBSA


KOREA

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Production
 Data from November 2007 to February 2008 have been corrected by source:
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saKOR.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
Sales
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Total retail trade (Volume)KOR.SLRTTO01.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Volume) saKOR.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA

NEW ZEALAND

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Production
 The following series has been included:
   Production of dwellings saNZL.PRCNDW01.NCQLSA

AUSTRIA

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Production
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Production of total constructionAUT.PRCNTO01.IXOB
   Production of total construction saAUT.PRCNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total energyAUT.PRENTO01.IXOB
   Production of total energy saAUT.PRENTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industryAUT.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saAUT.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total miningAUT.PRMITO01.IXOB
   Production in total mining saAUT.PRMITO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured consumer goodsAUT.PRMNCG01.IXOB
    Production of total manufactured consumer goods saAUT.PRMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goodsAUT.PRMNCG02.IXOB
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saAUT.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goodsAUT.PRMNCG03.IXOB
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods saAUT.PRMNCG03.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goodsAUT.PRMNIG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods saAUT.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturingAUT.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saAUT.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing and miningAUT.PRMNTO02.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing and mining saAUT.PRMNTO02.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured investment goodsAUT.PRMNVG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured investment goods saAUT.PRMNVG01.IXOBSA

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Unit Labour Costs
 The following series have been included:
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)CZE.ULQBBU06.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)CZE.ULQBBU06.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)CZE.ULQBBU06.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)CZE.ULQBBU06.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)CZE.ULQBBU06.IXOBTE

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Unit Labour Costs
 The following series have been included:
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)SVK.ULQBBU06.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)SVK.ULQBBU06.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)SVK.ULQBBU06.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)SVK.ULQBBU06.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)SVK.ULQBBU06.IXOBTE


SWEDEN

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Sales
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Total retail trade (Value)SWE.SLRTTO02.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Value) saSWE.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Total retail trade (Volume)SWE.SLRTTO01.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Volume) saSWE.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA