Note to journalists on OECD statistics releases


10/04/2020 - The OECD is making a number of changes to its schedule of statistics news releases to ensure that the indicators continue to provide relevant and timely information against the background of the rapid and profound disruption to the global economy caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.

The news release on the Employment situation in OECD countries for the fourth quarter of 2019, scheduled for 16 April 2020, is cancelled. The OECD.stat database will nevertheless be updated the same day. The next press release on the employment situation, containing data for the first quarter of 2020, will be issued on 16 July 2020.

The news release on Growth and economic well-being for the fourth quarter of 2019, scheduled for 7 May 2020, is also cancelled. Quarterly growth rates of real household income per capita and real GDP for OECD countries will continue to be updated according to schedule on the OECD dashboard of household statistics. You'll find the full set of non financial accounts by economic sector. The next press release on growth and economic well-being with data for the first quarter of 2020 will be issued on 6 August 2020.

All other statistics news releases are at present due to be issued to the media according to the original schedule although more frequent updates on trade and GDP data are being considered. Journalists will be kept informed.

For more information on OECD statistical press releases, contact the OECD's Media Office: tel: (33) 1 45 24 97 00.


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