Portugal: Flow of Funds data
We’ve added Flow of Funds data for Portugal, covering the various institutional sectors of the economy. In the chart below, we used some of these data to calculate a credit impulse as % of GDP and comparing it with the annual growth rate of the domestic demand. The concept of “credit impulse” was introduced first in November 2008 by an economist from Deutsche Bank. The idea behind “credit impulse” is that, since spending is a flow, it should be compared with the “net new lending” – also a flow – rather than with credit outstanding – a stock. Here, we used the quarterly variation of the stock of loans held by the non-financial private sector, and then calculated a 2nd derivative, finally expressed as percentage of GDP.
Geopolitical Risk Index (GPR) from Boston College
This addition includes Geopolitical Risk indicators, built by Dario Caldara and Matteo Iacoviello in the working paper “Measuring Geopolitical Risk”, working paper, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, 2017. More information about the methodology can be found here
CPI breakdowns for Malaysia
We’ve added CPI breakdowns for Malaysia. In the chart below, CPI Components are displayed in a bar chart. Sub-components have also been added. To access these data in a structure similar as the source’s tables, remember to use the “By Source” entry in the Economics database.
Construction Sector data for Germany
These two additions from the German statistics agency provide breakdown indicators of the construction sector, in terms of persons employed and turnover.
Data Additions by Country/Region
Average Debt & Changes in Average Debt for Households by Decile for Total Household Income
Households’ Size of Debt Compared to Total Income
Income Indicators for Different Groups by Population, Group & Identification Mark
NHO Business Tendency Survey
(database recreated and updated after significant changes)
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