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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.
The unprecedented and largely synchronized drop in merchandise trade volumes of the Group of Seven (G7) countries of the last quarter 2008 continued in the first quarter 2009.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.3% in May 2009, 0.3 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for May 2009 point to tangible signs of improvement in the outlook of most OECD economies.
What’s driving the unprecedented collapse in global trade flows? This column shows that the magnitude of the global decline reflects greater synchronisation of trade flow declines across countries. Globalisation has brought the world in sync.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 7.8% in April 2009, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.2 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
While is still too early to assess whether it is a temporary or a more durable turning point, OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for April 2009 point to a reduced pace of deterioration in most of the OECD economies with stronger signals of a possible trough in Canada, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Updated continuously. Includes GDP, national disposable income, saving and net lending/net borrowing as well as real disposable income for the OECD member countries and the Euro area from 1970 to latest data available, in national currency and per head. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .
PARIS, FRANCE, MAY 7, 2009 -- The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) have teamed up to organise the first global gathering of information presentation experts.