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OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI)


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Balance of payments 
Business tendency and consumer opinion surveys
Composite leading indicators (updated once a month: release dates)
Financial statistics (exchange rates, interest rates, monetary aggregates,...)
Industry (orders, production, sales, work started,...)
International trade (imports, exports, trade balance)
 Labour market statistics (unemployment rate, employment, active population by age,...)
 Consumer price indices (inflation rate)
 Producer price indices
 Purchasing power parities (PPP)
 Comparative price level (updated once a month: release dates)
 Quarterly national accounts (GDP, GDP growth rates,...)


See also the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database "Revisions Analysis Dataset – Infra-annual Indicators" which provides access to originally published data and revisions analysis studies for key economic variables. 


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The statistics published in MEI are accompanied by extensive statistical methodological information that outline the principal subjects covered in the MEI and current national practices in the compilation of each indicator. This information is designed to enable users to have a better understanding of the data. 

Countries and area totals covered
Electronically available national practices for individual countries by subject
MEI database notes
Glossary of statistical terms derived from international standards



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The monthly Main Economic Indicators (MEI) presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments for the OECD countries, the euro zone and a number of non-member economies. Read more



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