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DBNotes Countries - Jan09

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
JANUARY 2009

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 13-01-2009
(STA05)DBNotes/Jan

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.

HARMONISED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES


Note that from January 2009 onwards OECD's internationally comparable unemployment rates will be referred to as harmonised unemployment rates. See http://www.oecd.org/document/49/0,3343,en_2649_34251_41812977_1_1_1_1,00.html.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS


Detailed methodological information, updated in real time, is available at http://stats.oecd.org/mei/.
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Countries List

MEXICO    AUSTRALIA    GREECE    ICELAND    NORWAY    TURKEY    UNITED KINGDOM    BRAZIL    SOUTH AFRICA    

MEXICO

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Unemployment
 The following series have been included:
   Harmonised unemployment rate: females saMEX.UNRTSDFE.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: males saMEX.UNRTSDMA.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: all persons saMEX.UNRTSDTT.STSA
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been included:
   Monetary aggregate M3MEX.MABMM301.ST
   Monetary aggregate M3 SAMEX.MABMM301.STSA

AUSTRALIA

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Production
 The following series replace the previous version due to a change in the ABS reference year to 2006-2007:
   Production of total constructionAUS.PRCNTO01.IXOB
   Production of total construction SAAUS.PRCNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total constructionAUS.PRCNTO01.QL
   Production of total construction SAAUS.PRCNTO01.QLSA
   Production of total industryAUS.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saAUS.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industryAUS.PRINTO01.QL
   Production of total industry saAUS.PRINTO01.QLSA
   Production of durable metal productsAUS.PRMNDG02.QL
   Production of durable metal products saAUS.PRMNDG02.QLSA
   Production of durable machinery and equipmentAUS.PRMNDG03.QL
   Production of durable machinery and equipment saAUS.PRMNDG03.QLSA
   Production of durable wood productsAUS.PRMNDG04.QL
   Production of durable wood products saAUS.PRMNDG04.QLSA
   Production of other durable goodsAUS.PRMNDG05.QL
   Production of other durable goods saAUS.PRMNDG05.QLSA
   Production of food, beverages and tobaccoAUS.PRMNNG02.QL
   Production of food, beverages and tobacco saAUS.PRMNNG02.QLSA
   Production of paper and printingAUS.PRMNNG03.QL
   Production of paper and printing saAUS.PRMNNG03.QLSA
   Production of chemical productsAUS.PRMNNG04.QL
   Production of chemical products saAUS.PRMNNG04.QLSA
   Production of textilesAUS.PRMNNG05.QL
   Production of textiles saAUS.PRMNNG05.QLSA
   Production of non-metal mineral productsAUS.PRMNNG06.QL
   Production of non-metal mineral products saAUS.PRMNNG06.QLSA
   Production in total manufacturingAUS.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saAUS.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturingAUS.PRMNTO01.QL
   Production in total manufacturing saAUS.PRMNTO01.QLSA
   Production in total services sectorsAUS.PRSOTO01.IXOB
   Production in total services sectors saAUS.PRSOTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total services sectorsAUS.PRSOTO01.QL
   Production in total services sectors saAUS.PRSOTO01.QLSA



GREECE

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Unit Labour Costs
 The following series have been included:
   Benchmarked total labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBC01.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBC02.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBC03.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBC04.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBC05.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBC06.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBC07.ST
   Benchmarked total labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBC08.ST
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBU01.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBU01.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBU01.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBU01.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - TotalGRC.ULQBBU01.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBU02.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBU02.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBU02.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBU02.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBU02.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBU03.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBU03.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBU03.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBU03.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBU03.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBU04.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBU04.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBU04.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBU04.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBU04.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBU05.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBU05.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBU05.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBU05.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBU05.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBU06.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBU06.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBU06.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBU06.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBU06.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBU07.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBU07.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBU07.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBU07.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBU07.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBU08.GPSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBU08.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBU08.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBU08.IXOBSA
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBU08.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked real output - TotalGRC.ULQBBV01.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Manufacturing (D)GRC.ULQBBV02.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Industry (C_E)GRC.ULQBBV03.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Construction (F)GRC.ULQBBV04.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)GRC.ULQBBV05.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Financial and business services (J_K)GRC.ULQBBV06.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Market services (G_K)GRC.ULQBBV07.ST
   Benchmarked real output - Business sector (C_K)GRC.ULQBBV08.ST
National Accounts
 The following series has been included:
   Gross fixed capital formation GRC.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
 The following series replaces GRC.EXPGCF.LNBQRSA.401
   Gross fixed capital formation GRC.EXPGF.LNBQRSA


ICELAND

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Unemployment
 The following series have been included:
   Harmonised unemployment rate: females saISL.UNRTSDFE.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: males saISL.UNRTSDMA.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: all persons saISL.UNRTSDTT.STSA
National Accounts
 The following series is now seasonally adjusted by the national source.
   Gross domestic product, Current PricesISL.EXPGDP.CQRSA

NORWAY

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Sales
 The following series has been revised since 1991 due to a change in the SA methodology:
   Passenger car registrations saNOR.SLRTCR03.MLSA

TURKEY

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Unemployment
 The following series have been included:
   Harmonised unemployment rate: females saTUR.UNRTSDFE.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: males saTUR.UNRTSDMA.STSA
   Harmonised unemployment rate: all persons saTUR.UNRTSDTT.STSA

UNITED KINGDOM

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been included:
   Monetary aggregate M3GBR.MABMM301.ST
   Monetary aggregate M3 SAGBR.MABMM301.STSA
   Monetary aggregate M1GBR.MANMM101.ST
   Monetary aggregate M1 SAGBR.MANMM101.STSA

BRAZIL

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Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series have been suppressed:
   Monetary aggregate M3BRA.MABMM301.ST
   Monetary aggregate M3 SABRA.MABMM301.STSA

SOUTH AFRICA

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Employment
 The following series have been included:
   Civilian employment: femalesZAF.EMESCVFE.ST
   Civilian employment: malesZAF.EMESCVMA.ST
   Civilian employment: all personsZAF.EMESCVTT.ST