European and national indicators for short-term analysis (euroind)

Reference Metadata in Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Dissemination format
11. Accessibility of documentation
12. Quality management
13. Relevance
14. Accuracy
15. Timeliness and punctuality
16. Comparability
17. Coherence
18. Cost and Burden
19. Data revision
20. Statistical processing
21. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)



For any question on data and metadata, please contact: EUROPEAN STATISTICAL DATA SUPPORT

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1. ContactTop
1.1. Contact organisationEurostat, the statistical office of the European Union
1.2. Contact organisation unitC1: National accounts methodology. Sector accounts. Financial indicators.
1.5. Contact mail address2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata updateTop
2.1. Metadata last certified11/03/2010
2.2. Metadata last posted11/03/2010
2.3. Metadata last update16/01/2014


3. Statistical presentationTop
3.1. Data description

With most of the old EU Member States participating in economic and monetary union since 1999, infra-annual economic statistics for the euro area and the European Union as a whole have gained and will continue to gain even more operational importance for collective and private decision-making. The momentum of the EU economies and most notably the euro area economy has to be assessed continuously.

The Euro-indicators/PEEIs special topic is exclusively dedicated to infra-annual economic statistics such as consumer prices, national accounts, balance of payments, external trade, industry, energy, trade and services, and the labour market, as well as a selection of monetary and financial indicators of the European Central Bank and business and consumer survey results from the European Commission's Economic and Financial Affairs DG.

The pages are updated daily and offer free of charge statistics for the EU and the euro area.

The database contains key indicators and an unrivalled volume of mostly harmonised and, above all, uniformly structured and documented national and European series. Data can be extracted online with the help of a new, user-friendly browser and customised extractions can be obtained on request. The alert function helps everybody to keep track of what is going on statistically.

Metadata in ESMS format are available for the following collections:

  • Balance of payments
  • Business and Consumers Surveys
  • Consumer prices
  • External Trade
  • Industry, Trade and Services (plus separate metadata for Energy)
  • Labour Market
  • Monetary and Financial Indicators

National Accounts (plus separate metadata for Government Accounts)

3.2. Classification system

See metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).

3.3. Coverage - sector

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3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

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3.5. Statistical unit

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3.6. Statistical population

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3.7. Reference area

Euro area and European Union, EU Member States, Candidate Countries, EFTA Countries, United States and Japan

3.8. Coverage - Time

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3.9. Base period

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4. Unit of measureTop

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5. Reference PeriodTop

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6. Institutional MandateTop
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

Council Regulation (EC) N° 322/97 of 17 February 1997 on Community Statistics (OJ N° L 52/1) sets the rules for General provisions, the Community statistical program and its implementation, Principles, Dissemination, Statistical confidentiality and Final provisions.

See also metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Prior to its release to the public, specific data are forwarded routinely to the European Central Bank, for their internal use. ECB respects the embargo according to the press release calendar.


7. ConfidentialityTop
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

According to policy rules (see section 7.1).


8. Release policyTop
8.1. Release calendar

A release calendar for European aggregates is disseminated on Euroindicators/PEEIs website.

National data are published by the National Statistical Institutes (NSI) following national dissemination calendars. Please consult NSI's websites to get national dissemination calendar. (Links are given on the Eurostat website). National data are published by Eurostat immediately after their reception.

8.2. Release calendar access

Release calendar

8.3. Release policy - user access

In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice Eurostat disseminates European statistics on Eurostat's website (see item 10 - 'Dissemination format') respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users.


9. Frequency of disseminationTop

Euro-indicators /PEEIs are updated on a daily basis. For individual series, see metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).


10. Dissemination formatTop
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

News releases on-line.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

The Euro-indicators/PEEIs special topic contains Eurostat official publications showing the evolution of economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. Publications include collections of the latest infra-annual economic statistics, methodological publications and conference proceedings. Monthly, quarterly and annual macroeconomic data are presented following an economic classification of the indicators such as: output, demand, income, prices, labour market, external transactions, monetary and financial markets.

It also provides access to Euro-indicators working papers. Finally, it contains online periodical publications produced by the Euro-indicators team, such as Newsletters, Selected Readings, Monitoring Report and State of Affairs.

All publications are available in PDF format and are free to download. Some publications can also be purchased in hardcopy.

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Please consult free data on-line or refer to contact details.

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

None.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

More data usable for cross-check are available from Eurostat's reference databases.  For sector-specific additional information, see metadata pages by collection.


11. Accessibility of documentationTop
11.1. Documentation on methodology

Methodological information may be found among the publications appearing on the Euro-indicators/PEEIs web pages. Information on specific data collections may also be found in the metadata pages by collection. For other specific questions, please contact the mailbox.

11.2. Quality management - documentation

See metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).


12. Quality managementTop
12.1. Quality assurance

 See metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).

12.2. Quality management - assessment

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13. RelevanceTop
13.1. Relevance - User Needs

The Euro-indicators dedicated section is designed to give a general overview of the recent past and the near future of the euro area, European Union and Member State's economic situation. It is essentially addressed to specialised users, such as official statisticians and economists, academics, researchers, journalists, etc. It also contains useful information for students and the general public interested in the economic situation at the European level.

13.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

Not available.

13.3. Completeness

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14. AccuracyTop
14.1. Accuracy - overall

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14.2. Sampling error

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14.3. Non-sampling error

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15. Timeliness and punctualityTop
15.1. Timeliness

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15.2. Punctuality

All the news releases have been published according to the announced release calendars. The other indicators, not included in the press releases, have been also published in time.


16. ComparabilityTop
16.1. Comparability - geographical

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16.2. Comparability - over time

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17. CoherenceTop
17.1. Coherence - cross domain

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17.2. Coherence - internal

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18. Cost and BurdenTop

Not available.


19. Data revisionTop
19.1. Data revision - policy

Data are revised when additional information from national statistical authorities becomes available. Major revisions and changes in methodology are announced in the Eurostat's news releases and methodological documents.

19.2. Data revision - practice

Generally, business cycle data are subject to continuous revisions, so they are preliminary when first released; revisions depend on new data received by Member States.


20. Statistical processingTop
20.1. Source data

See metadata pages by collection (links are available in section 21.2 Related Metadata).

20.2. Frequency of data collection

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20.3. Data collection

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20.4. Data validation

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20.5. Data compilation

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20.6. Adjustment

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21. CommentTop

None.


Related metadataTop


AnnexesTop