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Short-term economic statistics

We support implementation of internationally accepted standards and methods on economic short-term statistics. Our aim is to increase the quality and international comparability of short-term statistics, particularly in the South-East European (SEE) and East European, Caucasus and Central-Asian (EECCA) countries. This also includes work on seasonal adjustment of short-term statistics. We:

  • provide support on methods and good practices on short-term statistics to countries with emerging economies
  • participate in international work on short-term statistics


Short-term economic statistics in the UNECE Statistical Database

Short-term economic statistics in the CIS and Western Balkans countries (2009)

Report on Seasonal Adjustment Survey to the EECCA and Western Balkan countries (2009)

Report on the seasonal adjustment pilot project (2008) (1.9 MB)

Report on international comparability of short-term statistics in the CIS and South-East European Countries (2008)

Short-term Business Statistics - Methodological Guides (Eurostat, 2006) 

International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics (UNSD, 2008)

International Recommendations for the Index of Industrial Production (UNSD, 2009)

Country Practices for the Collection and Calculation of the Index of Industrial Production (UNSD, 2008) 

European Statistical System (ESS) Guidelines on Seasonal Adjustment (Eurostat, 2009) 

An Introductory Course on Time Series Analysis (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2005) 

Seasonal adjustment software

Demetra and Manual (2011)

X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Program (updated 2009) (US Census Bureau)

Meetings and events

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