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OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for July 2009 show stronger signs of recovery in most of the OECD economies.
Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.
The OECD Short-term Economic Statistics Expert Group (STESEG) meeting will be held at OECD headquarters, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 75016, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September 2009.
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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009
Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area stabilised in the second quarter of 2009 (minus 0.002%), according to preliminary estimates, following a fall of 2.1% in the previous quarter.
Unit labour cost growth for the total economy remained largely steady for most OECD countries in the first quarter of 2009 as sharp falls in real output (gross domestic product at constant prices) due to the economic crisis were mostly offset by lower total labour costs.
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The May 2009 edition of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) publication and associated electronic products introduce the newly established OECD Hierarchy of Producer Price Indices (PPIs). The aim is to improve the quality and the international comparability of producer prices published by the OECD. The process involved a review of the existing hierarchy, the investigation of the different PPI statistics practices among OECD member
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for June 2009 point to stronger signs of improvement in the economic outlook of OECD economies compared with last month’s release.
Hailing the designation of Enrico Giovannini as President of the Italian national statistics institute (Istituto nazionale di statistica - ISTAT), OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said this marks recognition of his contribution to strengthening the OECD’s position in this area.
Consumer confidence indicators in recent months have pointed to a marked improvement in sentiment since the historic lows recorded towards the beginning of 2009. Whilst encouraging, some caution is needed as confidence remains low by historic standards. This is shown in the following graphs for the major seven OECD member countries and the country grouping "OECD Area", which put consumer confidence indicators in a historical context.