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  • Statistical Insights: Merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries

    To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade. Currently available statistics, however, fall short of this standard.

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  • The OECD Statistics Newsletter - All issues

    In this issue: How’s Life? 2017 (OECD); Development Co-operation Report 2017: Bringing data to the centre of development policy (PARIS21, OECD); Highlights from EIGE's third edition of the Gender Equality Index European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE); How Good is Your Job? (OECD) and more.

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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What's new

G20 GDP growth steady at 1.0% in third quarter of 2017

14/12/2017 - Real gross domestic product (GDP) in the G20 area grew by 1.0% in the third quarter of 2017, the same rate as in the previous quarter but with wide variation across countries, according to provisional estimates.   

Growth accelerated strongly in Korea (to 1.5%, from 0.6%), and to a lesser extent in India (to 1.6%, from 1.4%) and Germany (to 0.8%, from 0.6%). Growth also picked up marginally (to 0.4%, from 0.3%) in Italy and the United Kingdom and was stable in Indonesia (1.2%) and the United States (0.8%).


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