DBNotes Countries - Aug08

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
AUGUST 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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Countries List

AUSTRALIA    JAPAN    KOREA    IRELAND    PORTUGAL    TURKEY    BRAZIL    RUSSIAN FEDERATION    SOUTH AFRICA    

AUSTRALIA

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Employment
 The following series are now seasonally adjusted by the source agency from Q4 1984 onwards:
   Civilian employment: agriculture saAUS.EMESAGTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: agriculture saAUS.EMESAGTT.STSA
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saAUS.EMESICTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: industry including construction saAUS.EMESICTT.STSA
 The following series now present monthly data from November 1984 onwards. Quarterly data are the figures for the middle month of the quarter:
   Employees: total (household survey) AUS.EMEYTTHS.ST
   Employees: total (household survey) saAUS.EMEYTTHS.STSA


JAPAN

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Production
 The following series have been revised by source, in line with updated weights:
   Production of total energyJPN.PRENTO01.IXOB
   Production of total energy saJPN.PRENTO01.IXOBSA
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series are now average amounts outstanding for the entire period:
   Monetary aggregate M1JPN.MANMM101.ST
   Monetary aggregate M1 saJPN.MANMM101.STSA

KOREA

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Producer Prices
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series are re-referenced to the OECD reference year (2000=100):
   PPI AGRICULTURE FOREST MARINEKOR.PPAGTT01.IXOB
   PPI MININGKOR.PPIAMI01.IXOB
   PPI MANUFACTURINGKOR.PPIAMP01.IXOB
   PPI TOTALKOR.PPIATT01.IXOB
   PPI ELECTRICITY WATER GASKOR.PPOEUT01.IXOB

IRELAND

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National Accounts
 New reference year 2006 for chain linked volume estimates:
   Exports of goods and services, Constant PricesIRL.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure, Constant PricesIRL.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product, Implicit price deflatorIRL.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product, Constant PricesIRL.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation, Constant PricesIRL.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services, Constant PricesIRL.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure, Constant PricesIRL.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories, Constant PricesIRL.EXPST.LNBQRSA

PORTUGAL

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Production
 The following series have been revised by source:
   Production of buildings PRT.PRCNBD01.QL
   Production of dwellings PRT.PRCNDW01.QL



TURKEY

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Business tendency surveys (manufacturing)
 The following series have been removed as a result of a methodology review of the Business Tendency Surveys in Turkey:
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisationTUR.BSCURT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Rate of capacity utilisation saTUR.BSCURT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Order books: tendency saTUR.BSOBTE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow/Demand: tendency saTUR.BSOITE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendency saTUR.BSPRFT01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Production: tendency saTUR.BSPRTE01.STSA
   Manufacturing - Raw materials stocks: tendencyTUR.BSRMTE01.ST
 Series version has changed as a consequence of changes in the Business Tendency Survey methodology. The methodological break occurs in December 2006:
   Manufacturing - Employment: future tendencyTUR.BSEMFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Finished goods stocks: tendencyTUR.BSFGTE01.ST
   Manufacturing - Order books: tendencyTUR.BSOBTE01.ST
   Manufacturing - Orders inflow/Demand: tendencyTUR.BSOITE01.ST
   Manufacturing - Production: future tendencyTUR.BSPRFT01.ST
   Manufacturing - Production: tendencyTUR.BSPRTE01.ST
   Manufacturing - Selling prices: future tendencyTUR.BSSPFT01.ST
Other prices
 The following series has been suppressed by the OECD:
   Cost of construction: all buildingsTUR.OPCNTB01.IXOB

BRAZIL

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Hours
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Monthly hours worked: industry BRA.HOHWIN03.IXOB
   Monthly hours worked: industry saBRA.HOHWIN03.IXOBSA

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series is now calculated using the series "Cash in circulation (M0)" for the entire period:
   Narrow money (M1) saRUS.MANMNM01.IXOBSA

SOUTH AFRICA

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National Accounts (for non-member countries)
 The following series have been included:
   GDP Taxes less subsidies on products, current prices, saZAF.SNACTS01.STSA
   GDP Taxes less subsidies on products, constant prices, saZAF.SNAVTS01.STSA