Main Economic Indicators

ISSN :
2074-4021 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/mei-data-en
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The Main Economic Indicators database includes a wide range of areas from 1961, such as quarterly national accounts, business surveys, retail sales, industrial production, construction, consumer prices, total employment, unemployment rates, interest rates, money and domestic finance, foreign finance, foreign trade, and balance of payments for OECD countries and non-member economies.

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Keywords: MEI, earnings, main economic indicators, labour, prices, sales, production, balance of payments, consumer opinion, trade, leading indicators, employment, labour cost, finance, BOP
 

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  • Key short-term indicators

    This dataset includes monthly and quarterly statistics of key indicators in growth rates and levels covering a wide range of areas such as quarterly national accounts, business surveys, industrial production, construction, consumer and producer ...
  • Expand / Collapse Balance of payments

    • Balance of payments BPM5
      Balance of payments (BOP) statistics for OECD member and non-member countries are included in this dataset as well as a systematic summary of economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world, for a specific time period. balance of ...
    • Balance of payments BPM6
      Balance of payments (BOP) statistics for OECD member and non-member countries according to BPM6 classification are included in this dataset. Also included is a systematic summary of economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world, for ...
  • Business tendency and consumer opinion surveys

    This subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database covers a standard set of indicators for four economic sectors: manufacturing, construction, retail trade and other services. This includes an indicator of overall business conditions or ...
  • Composite leading indicators

    A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, the Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) are designed to provide early signals of turning points (peaks and troughs) between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity. CLIs are calculated ...
  • Finance

    A subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, the Financial Indicators dataset contains financial statistics on five subjects: monetary aggregates, interest rates, exchange rates, reserve assets and share prices. These indicators aim to ...
  • International trade

    A subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, the International Trade dataset includes statistics on international trade: exports, imports, balance and world trade statistics. Data are measured in United States dollars (USD) and are ...
  • Expand / Collapse Labour

    This database includes data on unit labour cost, hourly earnings, labour force and registered unemployed and job vacancies.
    • Hourly earnings
      A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, hourly earnings includes seasonally adjusted average total earnings paid per employed person per hour including overtime pay and regularly recurring cash supplements. These comparative ...
    • Labour market statistics
      A subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, Labour market statistics includes labour force, unemployment level and rate, employment by industry and services. Data are collected from sample household surveys on a monthly or quarterly ...
    • Registered unemployed and job vacancies
      A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, the Registered unemployment and job vacancies dataset includes registered unemployment rates and levels and job vacancies statistics. Data are available from 1955 onwards.
    • Unit labour cost - quarterly indicators - early estimates
      Unit labour costs (ULCs) measure the average cost of labour per unit of output, calculated as the ratio of total labour costs to real output. Early estimates of quarterly (EEQ) ULCs cover total economy and are obtained by multiplying compensation of ...
  • Expand / Collapse Prices

    This database includes data on consumer prices, production prices, comparative price levels and weights of the national consumer price indices.
    • Consumer prices
      The consumer prices dataset is a subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database comprising predominantly monthly statistics on all items, food, energy and services as well as harmonised consumer prices for all items. Data are expressed as ...
    • Consumer prices for G20
      The consumer prices dataset is a subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database comprising predominantly monthly statistics on all items, food, energy and services as well as harmonised consumer prices for all items. Data are expressed as...
    • Consumer prices: national weights
      This dataset contains the annual expenditure weights for the national consumer price indices at a detailed level of the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP), except for Australia and Korea. The weight of a product ...
    • Producer prices
      The producer prices dataset is a subset of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database comprising predominantly monthly statistics. Producer price indices are available for manufacturing, industry, energy and for primary goods at different stages of ...
    • Country weights in area totals
      This dataset contains the annual expenditure weights for the national consumer price indices (CPI) for the OECD Member countries (except Australia and Korea) at a detailed level of the COICOP classification.
    • Purchasing Power Parities for GDP and related indicators
    • Comparative price levels
      This dataset contains monthly comparative price levels (CPL) which are defined as the ratios of purchasing power parities (PPPs) for private final consumption expenditure to exchange rates. They provide measures of differences in price levels ...
  • Production and sales

    The production and sales dataset contains industrial statistics on four separate subjects: production, sales, orders and work started. Production, data are shown for total industry, manufacturing, energy and construction. Sales data include data on ...
  • Main Economic Indicators - complete database

    This dataset includes main economic indicators covering a wide range of areas, such as quarterly national accounts, business surveys, retail sales, industrial production, construction, consumer prices, total employment, unemployment rates, interest ...
  • Revisions analysis

    This dataset provides a snapshot of data which was available for analysis in the Main Economic Indicators database at monthly intervals for key economic variables such as gross domestic product and its expenditure components, industrial production ...
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