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In this issue: New land use statistics for Norway (Statistics Norway); Current developments of supply and demand in the labour market in Israel (Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel); Measuring entrepreneurship: improving timeliness (OECD);Going global (Central Statistics Office Ireland) and more...
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to July 2013 compared with 1.8% in the year to June 2013.
Merchandise trade growth increased in the major economies during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the value of merchandise imports and exports for the total of G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.3% and 2.8%, respectively.
Provisional estimates show that quarterly real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013, up from 0.3% in the previous quarter. The OECD total was boosted by an acceleration of growth in most Major Seven economies.
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The OECD system of composite leading indicators (CLIs), developed in the 1970s, has been the subject of a methodological review to ensure that it maintains its position as an effective leading indicator of business cycles and economic activity. This document provides detailed information about this new methodology.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to signal diverging growth patterns across major economies. The CLIs point to moderate improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilising or slowing momentum in large emerging economies.
The Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) is a coordinated effort to agree on a policy-relevant, analytical model, build a measurement infrastructure and gather comparable data.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.8% in the year to June 2013 compared with 1.5% in the year to May 2013.
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter, and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.