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The OECD system of composite leading indicators (CLIs), developed in the 1970s, has been the subject of a methodological review to ensure that it maintains its position as an effective leading indicator of business cycles and economic activity. This document provides detailed information about this new methodology.
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Composite leading indicators (CLIs) are calculated for 29 OECD countries (Iceland is not included), 6 non-member economies and 9 zone aggregates. A country CLI comprises a set of component series selected from a wide range of key short-term economic indicators mainly covered in the MEI database.
The objective of the joint EC- OECD workshop is to foster harmonization of business and consumer opinion surveys.
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.
The OECD Cyclical Analysis and Composite Indicators System (CACIS) is a program for both cyclical analysis and compilation and study of composites indicators.
Statistics Working Paper N. 49 - 2012/5 - We estimate the business-cycles of G7 countries, as defined by an ideal 2-10 year bandpass filter applied to country-specific GDP target series (GDP-BP). The paper shows that efficiency gains by the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach (MDFA)over HP are substantial along the full revision-sequence and they are consistent across countries as well as over time, when referenced against GDP-BP.
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Report on the Comparison of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter and the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach in Composite Leading Indicators Construction - A case for G7 Countries
The aim of this site is to promote continued development and facilitate best practice through sharing of information on business tendency and consumer surveys and statistics between international organisations and national institutes.
Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.
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.