Publications & Documents


  • 12-January-2012

    English

    Standardised Confidence Indicators for OECD Countries and Major Non-Member Economies

    The Standardised Confidence Indicators (for manufacturing industry and consumers) are confidence indicators comparable across countries. Comparability has been achieved by careful selection of national indicators, and by smoothing, centring, and amplitude adjusting these series. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 30-November-2011

    English

    Fifth Joint European Commission-OECD Workshop on International Development of Business and Consumer Tendency Surveys, Brussels, 17 - 18 November 2011

    The objective of the joint EC– OECD workshop on the international development of business and consumer tendency surveys held on 17 - 18 November 2011 is to foster harmonization of business and consumer opinion surveys. It also provides a forum to exchange knowledge and discuss the current challenges and prospects in the field.

  • 31-May-2011

    English

    Cycle extraction: a comparison of the phase-average trend method, the Hodrick-Prescott and Christiano-Fitzgerald filters

    Statistics Working Paper N. 39- 2011/4 - This paper reports on revision properties of different de-trending and smoothing methods (cycle estimation methods), including PAT with MCD smoothing, a double Hodrick-Prescott (HP) filter and the Christiano-Fitzgerald (CF) filter. The different cycle estimation methods are rated on their revision performance in a simulated real time experiment. Our goal is to find a robust method that gives

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  • 26-July-2010

    English

    Consumer confidence shows a slowing down in pace of recovery for the first half of 2010

    Consumer confidence in the OECD area has levelled out since January 2010, possibly announcing a new peak or maybe just indicating uncertainty in the coming months. Confidence levels remain historically low, a result of the financial crisis and indicating that the effects of the crisis are continuing to be felt by consumers who remain pessimistic about the future.

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  • 10-December-2009

    English, Excel, 171kb

    Interpreting OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs)

    The recent economic and financial crisis has increased the spotlight on the OECD’s CLI and indeed broadened its base of users beyond its traditional specialised audience. To respond to the needs of this broader base, the OECD has decided to produce this note that provides a more accessible and less technical explanation of the CLI and the ways in which it should be interpreted.

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  • 23-July-2009

    English

    Consumer confidence remains low but signs of improvement appear

    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.

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  • 6-February-2009

    English

    Financial crisis sees collapse in OECD consumer confidence

    Recent data on consumer confidence suggests that households are quite pessimistic on the severity of the current financial crisis, and its impact on the economy at large. Confidence indicators for OECD member countries in recent months have witnessed an almost unprecedented collapse, with some levels falling to the lowest on record.

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  • 27-November-2008

    English

    Handbook on constructing composite indicators: methodology and user guide

    A guide for constructing and using composite indicators for policy makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. In particular, this handbook is concerned with indicators which compare and rank country performance.

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  • 28-February-2008

    English, , 262kb

    Statistics Brief No. 14 - Predicting the Business Cycle: How good are early estimates of OECD Composite Leading Indicators?

    For good economic policy making and many other economic agents’ decisions it is necessary to correctly assess the current and, especially, the future economic situation. Over the last 50 years several leading indicators have been developed to signal the movements, up and down, of future economic activity before they occur, as well as to provide some indication of the magnitude of those movements. One of the most well known (and

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  • 10-August-2007

    English

    OECD Business Cycle Analysis Database

    This database provides access to time series data for OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), standardised consumer and business confidence indicators, business tendency survey indicators by sector and consumer opinion survey indicators as published in each monthly edition of the OECD Main Economic Indicators. Accessing this source data will enable users to analyse in depth the development of business cycles within and across

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