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Real GDP in the OECD area grew by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the last quarter of 2009. Stockbuilding was the main contributor to OECD GDP growth for the third consecutive quarter.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.0 % in the year to May 2010, slightly down from 2.1% in April.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was steady in April 2010 at 8.7%, unchanged from March. The general picture is of broad stability across OECD countries.
OECD composite leading indicators point to continued, though slower, expansion
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.1% in the year to April 2010, unchanged from March.