The OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms contains a comprehensive set of definitions of the main data items collected by the Organisation. The Glossary also contains definitions of key terminology and concepts and commonly used acronyms.

The definitions in the OECD Glossary are primarily drawn from existing international statistical guidelines and recommendations that have been prepared over the last two or three decades by international organisations (such as the United Nations, ILO, OECD, Eurostat, IMF) working with national statistical institutes and other agencies responsible for the initial compilation and dissemination of statistical data. A comprehensive list of these guidelines is located on the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) website, Methodological Publications in Statistics ( Another site listing almost all of the current international statistical classifications is provided on a Eurostat site - .....

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