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Article by Paul Schreyer, OECD Statistics Directorate for the "Review of Income and Wealth, Series 48, N.1, March 2002"
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Creation of the Euro area: Implications for economic statistics.
The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA) was a joint publication by the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Eurostat and the OECD. It provides a detailed framework for producing national accounts statistics and is intended for world-wide use.
This Statistics Working Paper N. 1 - 2001/1 deals with the construction of statistics for area or zone totals for groups of countries. It discusses various ways to construct volume and value series and reviews some of the implications for resulting indirect price indices. The paper then takes a more specific look at the Euro area and provides an empirical example concerning the aggregation of private final consumption for the 12
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This first issue of Statistics Brief covers a very important subject, international trade statistics, which plays a vital part in OECD's monitoring, analysis and projections of macroeconomic developments in individual economies and the world economy.
The IMF Balance of Payments Statistics Committee website contains: Committee annual reports; and statistical papers, committee papers and working papers on balance of payments compilation issues discussed by the Committee.
Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET)
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Measures of productivity growth constitute core indicators for the analysis and prospects of economic growth. However, there are many different approaches towards productivity measurement and their calculation and interpretation needs careful consideration, in particular when international comparisons are involved. The OECD Productivity Manual is the first comprehensive guide to the various productivity measures and addresses
The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA93) was produced jointly by the OECD, the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Commission of the European Communities.
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A country's ability to increase its output is dependent on a range of factors, one of which is the level of its capital stock. Estimating the level of capital stock and the extent to which it is used up over time (consumption of fixed capital, or depreciation) is a very difficult statistical process, subject to both data and conceptual problems. The Statistics Directorate publication describes the methods used in capital stock