Saturday, January 14, 2012

OECD composite leading indicators continue pointing to slowdown in economic activity in most major economies

News Release. Paris, 12 January 2012. OECD. Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue pointing to a slowdown in activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies.

The assessment is little changed compared to last month for most countries, but the CLIs for Japan, United States and Russia are showing stronger signs of a positive change in momentum and remain above long-term trend. The CLI for China has deteriorated since last month and is pointing to a slowdown in economic activity towards long-term trend. For other major economies and the Euro area, the CLIs continue pointing to slowdowns.

The above graphs show country specific composite leading indicators (CLIs). Turning points of CLIs tend to precede turning points in economic activity relative to long-term trend by approximately six months. The horizontal line at 100 represents the long-term trend of economic activity. Shaded triangles mark confirmed turning-points of the CLI. Blank triangles mark provisional turning-points that may be reversed.
Methodological Notes:

The CLI methodological notes are available at: 

Access data:

CLI data for 33 OECD member countries and 6 OECD non-member economies are available at:


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