DBNotes Countries - Apr08

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS DATABASE NOTES
APRIL 2008

AVAILABLE ON DISK FROM 11/04/2008
(STA05)DBNotes/Apr

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

CANADA    AUSTRALIA    JAPAN    KOREA    NEW ZEALAND    FRANCE    GERMANY    IRELAND    LUXEMBOURG    PORTUGAL    SLOVAK REPUBLIC    TURKEY    UNITED KINGDOM    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 








CANADA

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production in total manufacturingCAN.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saCAN.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
 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 of total manufactured durable goodsCAN.PRMNDG01.NCIXOB
   Production of total manufactured durable goods saCAN.PRMNDG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goodsCAN.PRMNNG01.NCIXOB
   Production of total manufactured non-durable goods saCAN.PRMNNG01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total services sectorsCAN.PRSOTO01.NCIXOB
   Production in total services sectors saCAN.PRSOTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production in total services sectorsCAN.PRSOTO01.NCML
   Production in total services sectors saCAN.PRSOTO01.NCMLSA
 The following National Currency Monthly Level data and corresponding OECD national currency index based, both original and SA, have been replaced by:
   Production of total industryCAN.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industryCAN.PRINTO01.ML
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.MLSA
 The following national currency series have been replaced by the corresponding monthly level series:
   Production of total industryCAN.PRINTO01.NCML
   Production of total industry saCAN.PRINTO01.NCMLSA
 The following series has been recoded to IXOB:
   Production in total manufacturingCAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOB
 The following series has been recoded to IXOBSA:
   Production in total manufacturing saCAN.PRMNTO01.NCIXOBSA
Orders
 The following series has been revised by Statistics Canada as part of their annual revision. Revision affects 2007 data on:
   Permits issued for buildings CAN.ODCNPI02.NCML
   Permits issued for dwellings CAN.ODCNPI03.NCML
Employment
 The following series has been revised by source from 1991 onwards, reflecting the introduction of a) NAICS 2007; b) a revised Canadian Business Register to the Survey of Employee Payroll and Hours:
   Employees: manufacturing CAN.EMEYMN01.IXOB
Labour compensation
 The following series have been revised by source from 1991 onwards, reflecting the introduction of a) NAICS 2007; b) a revised Canadian Business Register to the Survey of Employee Payroll and Hours:
   Hourly earnings: manufacturingCAN.LCEAMN01.IXOB
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saCAN.LCEAMN01.IXOBSA
   Hourly earnings: manufacturingCAN.LCEAMN01.ST
   Hourly earnings: manufacturing saCAN.LCEAMN01.STSA



AUSTRALIA

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production of total construction SAAUS.PRCNTO01.NCIXOBSA
   Production of total construction SAAUS.PRCNTO01.NCQLSA
Stocks
 The following series has been included:
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) SAAUS.STMNTO02.STSA
 Routine annual revisions from 2005 for the following series:
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Value) AUS.STMNTO02.ST

JAPAN

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Unit Labour Costs
 The following series have been included:
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBU05.GPSA
    Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBU05.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBU05.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBU05.IXOBSA
    Benchmarked unit labour costs - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBU05.IXOBTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBU06.GPSA
    Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBU06.GPTE
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBU06.IXOB
   Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBU06.IXOBSA
    Benchmarked unit labour costs - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBU06.IXOBTE
    Benchmarked real output - Trade, transport and communication (G_I)JPN.ULQBBV05.ST
    Benchmarked real output - Financial and business services (J_K)JPN.ULQBBV06.ST



KOREA

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Production
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Rate of capacity utilisation in industryKOR.PRINCU01.IXOB
   Rate of capacity utilisation in industry saKOR.PRINCU01.IXOBSA
   Production of total industryKOR.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saKOR.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goodsKOR.PRMNCG02.IXOB
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saKOR.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goodsKOR.PRMNCG03.IXOB
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods saKOR.PRMNCG03.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goodsKOR.PRMNIG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods saKOR.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturingKOR.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saKOR.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured investment goodsKOR.PRMNVG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured investment goods saKOR.PRMNVG01.IXOBSA
Sales
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Sales of total manufactured consumer goods (Volume)KOR.SLMNCT01.IXOB
   Sales of total manufactured consumer goods (Volume) saKOR.SLMNCT01.IXOBSA
   Sales of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume)KOR.SLMNIG01.IXOB
   Sales of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume) saKOR.SLMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Volume)KOR.SLMNTO01.IXOB
   Sales of total manufactured goods (Volume) saKOR.SLMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Sales of manufactured investment goods (Volume)KOR.SLMNVG01.IXOB
   Sales of manufactured investment goods (Volume) saKOR.SLMNVG01.IXOBSA
Stocks
 New national base year (2005=100) for the following series:
   Stocks of manufactured consumer goods (Volume)KOR.STMNCG01.IXOB
   Stocks of manufactured consumer goods (Volume) saKOR.STMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Stocks of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume)KOR.STMNIG01.IXOB
   Stocks of manufactured intermediate goods (Volume) saKOR.STMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Volume)KOR.STMNTO01.IXOB
   Stocks of total manufactured goods (Volume) saKOR.STMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Stocks of manufactured investment goods (Volume)KOR.STMNVG01.IXOB
   Stocks of manufactured investment goods (Volume) saKOR.STMNVG01.IXOBSA



NEW ZEALAND

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Production
 The following series have been included:
   Production in total manufacturingNZL.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saNZL.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
 The following series has been recoded to IXOB:
   Production in total manufacturing NZL.PRMNTO01.NCIXOB
 The following series has been recoded to IXOBSA:
   Production in total manufacturing saNZL.PRMNTO01.NCIXOBSA









FRANCE

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Employment
 The following series now represent the results of the latest French Labour Force Survey from 1995 onwards:
   Civilian employment: all persons saFRA.EMESCVTT.IXOBSA
   Civilian employment: all persons saFRA.EMESCVTT.STSA
 The following series, representing the results of the latest French Labour Force Survey from 1995 onwards, have been included:
   Civilian employment: females saFRA.EMESCVFE.STSA
   Civilian employment: males saFRA.EMESCVMA.STSA
 The following series have been suppressed. Equivalent, seasonally adjusted, series based on the new French labour force survey are available as STSA series (see "new" and "revised" series):
   Civilian employment: females FRA.EMESCVFE.ST
   Civilian employment: males FRA.EMESCVMA.ST
   Civilian employment: all personsFRA.EMESCVTT.ST
 The following series has been suppressed. An equivalent, seasonally adjusted, series based on the new French labour force survey is available as an IXOBSA series (see "new" series):
   Civilian employment: all persons FRA.EMESCVTT.IXOB
Unemployment
 The following series now represent the results of the latest French Labour Force Survey from 1995 onwards:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons) saFRA.UNLVSUTT.STSA
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (all persons) saFRA.UNRTSUTT.STSA
 The following series, representing the results of the latest French Labour Force Survey from 1995 onwards, have been included:
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) saFRA.UNLVSUFE.STSA
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) saFRA.UNLVSUMA.STSA
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (females) saFRA.UNRTSUFE.STSA
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (males) saFRA.UNRTSUMA.STSA
 The following series have been suppressed. Equivalent, seasonally adjusted, series based on the new French labour force survey are available as STSA series (see "new" and "revised" series):
   Unemployment level: survey-based (females) FRA.UNLVSUFE.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (males) FRA.UNLVSUMA.ST
   Unemployment level: survey-based (all persons)FRA.UNLVSUTT.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (females) FRA.UNRTSUFE.ST
   Unemployment rate: survey-based (males) FRA.UNRTSUMA.ST
Population & Labour force
 The following series, representing the results of the latest French Labour Force Survey from 1995 onwards, have been included:
   Civilian labour force: females saFRA.PLLFCLFE.STSA
   Civilian labour force: males saFRA.PLLFCLMA.STSA
   Civilian labour force: all persons saFRA.PLLFCLTT.STSA
 The following series have been suppressed. Equivalent, seasonally adjusted, series based on the new French labour force survey are available as STSA series (see "new" and "revised" series):
   Civilian labour force: females FRA.PLLFCLFE.ST
   Civilian labour force: males FRA.PLLFCLMA.ST
   Civilian labour force: all personsFRA.PLLFCLTT.ST

GERMANY

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Sales
 The following series have been chain-linked by source from January 2008, affecting data back to January 2005:
   Total retail trade (Volume)DEU.SLRTTO01.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Volume) saDEU.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
   Total retail trade (Value)DEU.SLRTTO02.IXOB
   Total retail trade (Value) saDEU.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA

IRELAND

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Production
 Irish data have been revised by source since 2006 as part of their annual revision:
   Production of total industry IRL.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saIRL.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured consumer goods IRL.PRMNCG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured consumer goods saIRL.PRMNCG01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods IRL.PRMNIG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured intermediate goods saIRL.PRMNIG01.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing IRL.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saIRL.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA

LUXEMBOURG

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Sales
 The following series has been included:
   Total retail trade (Value) saLUX.SLRTTO02.IXOBSA

PORTUGAL

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Production
 This series have been revised by source due to the incorporation of non-responses affecting the entire year-1 period:
   Production of buildings PRT.PRCNBD01.QL
   Production of dwellings PRT.PRCNDW01.QL

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Sales
 The Statistical Office of Slovak Republic has revised data for October, November and December 2007 for the following series:
   Total retail trade (Volume) sa SVK.SLRTTO01.IXOBSA
   Total retail trade (Volume) SVK.SLRTTO01.NCCU
   Total retail trade (Value)SVK.SLRTTO02.NCCU

TURKEY

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National Accounts
 New reference year 1998 for chain linked volume estimates :
   Exports of goods and services TUR.CMPEXP.VIXOBSA
   Government final consumption expenditure TUR.CMPGC.VIXOBSA
   Gross domestic product TUR.CMPGDP.VIXOBSA
   Gross fixed capital formation TUR.CMPGF.VIXOBSA
   Imports of goods and services TUR.CMPIMP.VIXOBSA
   Private final consumption expenditure TUR.CMPPC.VIXOBSA
   Exports of goods and services TUR.EXPEXP.LNBQRSA
   Government final consumption expenditure TUR.EXPGC.LNBQRSA
   Gross domestic product TUR.EXPGDP.CQRSA
   Gross domestic product TUR.EXPGDP.DNBSA
   Gross domestic product TUR.EXPGDP.LNBQRSA
   Gross fixed capital formation TUR.EXPGF.LNBQRSA
   Imports of goods and services TUR.EXPIMP.LNBQRSA
   Private final consumption expenditure TUR.EXPPC.LNBQRSA
   Residual item (gdp by exp) TUR.EXPSD.LNBQRSA
   Changes in inventories TUR.EXPST.LNBQRSA

UNITED KINGDOM

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Production
 The following series have been revised by source since January 2008,the UK ONS has reduced the sample size for the Monthly Production Inquiry from around 8,000 businesses each month to 6,000.This reduction is motivated in part by the need for ONS's business surveys to better reflect the current state of the economy,which has seen the production sector decrease from 37 per cent in 1970 to around 18 per cent today. The change affects data back to 2006:
   Production of total industry GBR.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saGBR.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods GBR.PRMNCG02.IXOB
   Production of manufactured durable consumer goods saGBR.PRMNCG02.IXOBSA
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods GBR.PRMNCG03.IXOB
   Production of manufactured non-durable consumer goods saGBR.PRMNCG03.IXOBSA
   Production in total manufacturing GBR.PRMNTO01.IXOB
   Production in total manufacturing saGBR.PRMNTO01.IXOBSA
   Production of total manufactured investment goods GBR.PRMNVG01.IXOB
   Production of total manufactured investment goods saGBR.PRMNVG01.IXOBSA

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Production
 The following series have been revised by source since 2006 due to amendments done by legal entities to the 2004-2008 data on goods and services production and also of shifting of some groups of goods to different activites according to the Russian Classification of Products by kinds of Economic Activities.(OKPD):
   Production of total energyRUS.PRENTO01.IXNB
   Production of total industry RUS.PRINTO01.IXOB
   Production of total industry saRUS.PRINTO01.IXOBSA
   Production in total miningRUS.PRMITO01.IXNB
   Production in total manufacturingRUS.PRMNTO01.IXNB