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Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Composite leading indicators (CLIs) are calculated for 29 OECD countries (Iceland is not included), 6 non-member economies and 9 zone aggregates. A country CLI comprises a set of component series selected from a wide range of key short-term economic indicators mainly covered in the MEI database.
Passenger cars series refer to car registrations. The data are shown in indices and as seasonally adjusted. The series are updated continuously.
World export (import) of goods and services volumes are constructed as weighted averages of the growth rates of the volume of exports (imports) of individual countries, with the country weights based on shares of global goods and services export (import) values in 2000, expressed in US dollars. The measure of world trade is calculated as an arithmetic average of the volume of world imports and exports. The series are updated
Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to show improvement relative to late 2012 in most major economies.
Access full time series of dwelling permits issued (seasonally adjusted) as short-term indicators of construction activity for available OECD countries. The series are updated continuously.
The OECD harmonised unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted) give the numbers of unemployed persons as a percentage of the civilian labour force. Civilian labour force being the sum of unemployed persons and civilian employed persons. The definition of employment and unemployment conforms with the definition adopted by the 13th Conference of Labour Statisticians (generally referred to as the ILO guidelines) with the exception that
Data is available in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year. Producer prices are PPI for manufacturing. However, some countries do not produce a PPI and a wholesale price index is used as a proxy. In addition, some countries do not have an index which covers only manufacturing. The series are updated continuously.
These statistics set out industrial production of total industry, manufacturing, manufactured crude steel, manufactured intermediate and investment goods, energy, construction. The series are updated continuously and are shown as seasonally adjusted indices. The series are updated continuously.
Monthly comparative price levels are defined as the ratios of PPPs for private final consumption expenditure to exchange rates. The table is to be read vertically. Each column shows the number of specified monetary units needed in each of the countries listed to buy the same representative basket of consumer goods and services. In each case the representative basket costs a hundred units in the country whose currency is specified.
Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are the rates of currency conversion that eliminate the differences in price levels between countries. Per capita volume indices based on PPP converted data reflect only differences in the volume of goods and services produced. Comparative price levels are defined as the ratios of PPPs to exchange rates. They provide measures of the differences in price levels between countries. The PPPs are given in