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  • 20-March-2013

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    OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being

    Being able to measure people’s quality of life is fundamental when assessing the progress of societies. There is now widespread acknowledgement that measuring subjective well-being is an essential part of measuring quality of life alongside other social and economic dimensions. As a first step to improving the measures of quality of life, the OECD has produced Guidelines which provide advice on the collection and use of measures of

  • 13-March-2013

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    G20 Quarterly Gross Domestic Product, fourth quarter 2012, OECD

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area grew by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 0.6% in the third quarter, according to preliminary estimates. The aggregate G20 GDP growth rate however continues to mask diverging patterns across the world’s largest economies.

  • 12-March-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate increased to 8.1% in January 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

  • 11-March-2013

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, March 2013

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning-points in economic activity relative to trend, show diverging growth patterns in the economic outlook of major economies.

  • 5-March-2013

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 5 March 2013

    This easing in the annual rate of inflation mainly reflected the slower growth in energy prices, which increased by 1.8% in the year to January, down from 2.9% in the year to December.

  • 28-February-2013

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    International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2012

    Compared to the third quarter, the value of merchandise exports and imports for the G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.2% and 1.0%, respectively.

  • 25-February-2013

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    Annual National Accounts: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Answers to mostly asked questions about GDP and other national accounts data series.

  • 20-February-2013

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    Can big data deliver on its promise?

    By Martine Durand, Director, OECD Directorate of Statistics - Technological and social innovations are resulting in huge flows of new data every day. This proliferation of so-called “big data” has the potential to change the way information is collected and used to inform policymaking.

  • 19-February-2013

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    Quarterly National Accounts - GDP Growth - Fourth Quarter 2012, OECD

    Provisional estimates show that quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area fell by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2012, after a 0.3% increase in the previous quarter. This is the first contraction of GDP in the OECD area since the very sharp decline in the first quarter of 2009 (minus 2.3%).

  • 13-February-2013

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    Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

    The Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010) - the first issue was published in 2002 - is a joint publication of seven agencies: the UN, EC, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNWTO and WTO. It addresses a growing demand from governments, businesses and analysts for more relevant, detailed and internationally comparable statistics on services trade.

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