DBNotes Countries - Mar07

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
MARCH 2007

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 09-03-2007
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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.

Introduction of quarterly Unit Labour Cost indicators

The March 2007 edition of the Main Economic Indicators marks the introduction of quarterly Unit labour Cost indicators, which are an output of the newly established OECD System of Unit Labour Cost Indicators. The Excel file New ULC series.xls  lists codes and titles of the 1398 new series have been added to MEI electronic products. The following article Introduction of quarterly Unit Labour Cost indicators.pdf provides more detailed information on these series.

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Countries List

KOREA    IRELAND    NORWAY    TURKEY    UNITED KINGDOM    EURO AREA    INDIA    SOUTH AFRICA    




KOREA

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   CPI All items non-food non-energyKOR.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingKOR.CPSEHO01.IXOB
   CPI Services less housingKOR.CPSELR01.IXOB
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsKOR.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsKOR.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyKOR.CPGREN01.IXOB
Monetary aggregates and their components
 The following series has been included:
   Monetary aggregate M2 saKOR.MABMM201.STSA






IRELAND

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Orders
 The source for the following series is now Eurostat. Data are available from 1980:
   Permits issued for dwellings saIRL.ODCNPI03.IXOBSA
Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2006M12=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsIRL.CPALTT01.IXOB
 New national base year (2006M12=100) for the following series:
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsIRL.CPGDFD02.IXOB
 New national base year (2006M12=100) for the following series:
   CPI EnergyIRL.CPGREN01.IXOB
 New national base year (2006M12=100) for the following series:
   CPI All items non-food non-energyIRL.CPGRLE01.IXOB


NORWAY

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of crude petroleumNOR.PRMICP01.IXOB
   Production of crude petroleum cubic metersNOR.PRMICP03.IXOB
   Production of crude petroleum cubic metersNOR.PRMICP03.ML



TURKEY

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Consumer Price Index
 New national base year (2003=100) for the following series:
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsTUR.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI EnergyTUR.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyTUR.CPGRLE01.IXOB
   CPI HousingTUR.CPSEHO01.IXOB
   CPI Services less housingTUR.CPSELR01.IXOB
 New national base year (2003=100) for the following series:
   CPI All itemsTUR.CPALTT01.IXOB







UNITED KINGDOM

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Consumer Price Index
 The following series has been suppressed:
   CPI All items excluding mortgage interestGBR.CPALLI01.IXOB
 The following series now refer to the national CPI from 1988 and no longer to the Retail Price Index (RPI). Before 1988, the series have been linked to the RPI.
   CPI All itemsGBR.CPALTT01.IXOB
   CPI Food excl. restaurantsGBR.CPGDFD02.IXOB
   CPI HousingGBR.CPSEHO01.IXOB
 The following series now refer to the national CPI and is provided by source from 1996.
   CPI EnergyGBR.CPGREN01.IXOB
   CPI All items non-food non-energyGBR.CPGRLE01.IXOB
 New code for the following series (formerly GBR.CPALTT01.IXOB)
   RPI All itemsGBR.CPRPTT01.IXOB
 New code for the following series (formerly GBR.CPALLI01.IXOB)
   RPI All items less mortgage interest ratesGBR.CPRPTT02.IXOB
 The following series now refer to the national CPI from 1988 and no longer to the Retail Price Index (RPI).
   CPI Services less housingGBR.CPSELR01.IXOB




EURO AREA

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Unemployment
 The EMU series now include Slovenia from January 1996, earlier periods refer to the E12:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) saEMU.UNLVSUTT.STSA
   Standardised unemployment rate: females saEMU.UNRTSDFE.STSA
   Standardised unemployment rate: males saEMU.UNRTSDMA.STSA
   Standardised unemployment rate: all persons saEMU.UNRTSDTT.STSA
Producer Prices
 EMU series now include Slovenia
   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
 EMU series now include Slovenia
   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


INDIA

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Foreign Trade
 The following series have been included:
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalIND.XTEXVA01.CXML
   ITS Imports c.i.f. totalIND.XTIMVA01.CXML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - c.i.f.)IND.XTNTVA01.CXML




SOUTH AFRICA

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Foreign Trade
 The following series have been included:
   ITS Exports f.o.b. totalZAF.XTEXVA01.CXML
   ITS Imports f.o.b. totalZAF.XTIMVA01.CXML
   ITS Net trade (f.o.b. - f.o.b.)ZAF.XTNTVA01.CXML
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.XTEITT01.ST.2):
   ITS Exports/ImportsZAF.XTEITT01.ST
 New series code for the following series (previously ZAF.XTEITT01.ST.2):
   ITS Exports/Imports saZAF.XTEITT01.STSA