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OECD Main Economic Indicators

The OECD MEI database is now included in all versions of RATS (beginning with RATS 9.10f). This includes data on nearly 50 countries, including Western Europe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Russia, Turkey, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The data for most countries include GDP and its major components, producer and consumer price indexes, money stock and related measures, major interest rates, industrial production indexes, unemployment rates, exchange rate vs. the dollar, and the general stock market index. For larger countries, you will also find data on orders, shipments, and inventory stocks, plus greater disaggregation on the price and industrial production indexes. Many of the monthly series are available in both seasonally adjusted and unadjusted forms.

OECD Series List is a list of the series included in the database (as of October 2016) in PDF format. This shows, for each series, its database name, recording frequency (A=annual, M=monthly, Q=quarterly), start date and description.

You can use the data directly with our RATS software, or use the RATSDATA utility program to view, print, or graph data, or export data into other formats, including text files or Excel spreadsheets.

The data are usable on any of our platforms: Windows, Macintosh or UNIX. The Full database requires about 100Mb of disk space (50 Mb for the "all countries" file and another 50Mb for the separate files).