Publications & Documents


  • 13-June-2013

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    G20 Quarterly Gross Domestic Product, first quarter 2013, OECD

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area grew by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2013 compared with 0.6% in the previous quarter, according to preliminary estimates. However, the aggregate G20 GDP growth rate continues to mask diverging patterns across the world’s largest economies.

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  • 12-June-2013

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    OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth

    This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth, It addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and are meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data. The Guidelines, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD,  propose a set of standard concepts, definitions and classifications for micro wealth statistics, and cover different phases in the statistical production process, including sources and methods for measuring particular forms of wealth, best practice in using household surveys or other sources to compile wealth statistics, the development of analytic measures, the dissemination of data, and data quality assurance.

  • 12-June-2013

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    OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth

    This publication presents an internationally agreed framework to support the joint analysis of micro-level statistics on household income, consumption and wealth. Its aim is to extend the existing international frameworks for measuring household income and consumption at the micro level to include wealth, and describes income, consumption and wealth as three separate but interrelated dimensions of people’s economic well-being. The framework, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD, is intended to assist national statistical offices and other data producers to develop data sets at the household level that are suitable for integrated analysis, and for facilitating comparisons between countries. The Framework is widely applicable, with relevance to countries that are at different stages of statistical development, that have different statistical infrastructures, and that operate in different economic and social environments.

  • 11-June-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in April 2013, unchanged from the previous month.

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  • 10-June-2013

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    Business and consumer confidence indicators for OECD countries and major non-member economies

    Access the full database of consumer opinion and business tendency indicators for all sectors of the economy covering OECD countries, China, Brazil, Indonesia, India, South Africa and Russia. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 10-June-2013

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, June 2013

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to moderate improvements in growth in most major economies.

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  • 4-June-2013

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 4 June 2013

    Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.3% in the year to April 2013, the lowest annual inflation rate since October 2009. Energy prices fell to 1.3% in the year to April, compared with an increase of 0.9% in the year to March. On the other hand, annual food price inflation rose by 2.0% in April, up from 1.7% in March. Excluding food and energy, the OECD annual inflation rate slowed to 1.4% in April, compared with 1.6% in March.

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  • 30-May-2013

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    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2013

    Merchandise trade growth increased in the major economies during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the value of merchandise imports and exports for the total of G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.3% and 2.8%, respectively.

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  • 28-May-2013

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    Statistics: Experts to continue work of Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on measuring progress

    A High Level Expert Group is to be set up to continue the work of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress.

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  • 28-May-2013

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    Interconnected Economies - Benefiting from Global Value Chains

    Global Value Chains (GVCs) have exploded in the past decade and refer to the international dispersion of design, production, assembly, marketing and distribution of services, activities, and products. Different stages in the production process are increasingly located across different economies, and intermediate inputs like parts and components are produced in one country and then exported to other countries for further production and/or assembly into final products. The functional and spatial fragmentation that has occurred within GVCs has significantly reshaped the global economic landscape, thereby raising some new major policy challenges for OECD countries and emerging countries alike: trade policy, competitiveness, upgrading and innovation and the management of global systemic risk.

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