Indicators of industrial activity: sources and methods, quantitative indicators

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
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This publication provides a detailed description of the Sources and Methods used in the compilation of the quantitative indicators published in the quarterly Indicators of Industrial Activity. The Indicators of Industrial Activity are the unique source of short term industrial statistics broken down by industrial sectors. They provide an overall view of short term economic developments in different industries for OECD Member countries. The indicators selected are indices of output, deliveries, new orders, unfilled orders, producer prices and employment. The statistics are classified by major division, division, major group and group of industrial activity following the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). Various qualitative data from business tendency surveys carried out in Member countries are also included.

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Contents

Comparison of key items
8
Production
12
Deliveries
14
New Orders
16
Unfilled Orders
17
Producer Prices
18
Employment
21
Description of country indicators
23
Finland
92
France
97
Germany
103
Greece
111
Hungary
114
Ireland
120
Italy
125
Luxembourg
130

Canada
25
Mexico
34
United States
39
Australia
47
Japan
56
Korea
59
New Zealand
62
Austria
67
Belgium
74
Czech Republic
78
Denmark
83
Netherlands
138
Norway
146
Poland
153
Portugal
157
Spain
159
Sweden
162
Switzerland
167
Turkey
177
United Kingdom
184
4 SOURCES AND METHODS
185
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