Main Economic Indicators

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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.

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

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DOI :
10.1787/prices-data-en

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This database includes data on consumer prices, production prices, comparative price levels and weights of the national consumer price indices.
Also available in: French

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    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 percentage change or index (2005 = 100) and are available from 1950 onwards.

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    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 in a CPI is the proportion of total household expenditure which is spent on that product during the weight reference period.

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    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 production and wholesale prices. Data are expressed as percentage change or index (2005 = 100) and are available from 1926 onwards.

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    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. The weight of a product in a CPI is the proportion of total household expenditure which is spent on that product during the weight reference period. Data are available from 1959 onwards and measured per thousand of the national CPI total.
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    Purchasing Power Parities for GDP and related indicators

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    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 between countries. The monthly PPPs used to derive the table are OECD estimates obtained by extrapolating 2011 PPPs for private final consumption expenditure using the relative rates of inflation between the countries as measured by their consumer price indices.

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