The macroeconomic database contains data on basic macroeconomic indicators divided into eight areas: GDP, labor market, prices, public sector, balance of payments, external environment, monthly indicators and financial market. In the database, it is possible to work with time series of your choice, including grafical output.
Frequency and transformations
The database contains annual data (A), quarterly data (Q) and monthly data (M). It also contains various data transformations conditional on data frequency. E.g. for data of quarterly frequency, following transformations can be selected: quarterly change (QoQ – comparison with the previous quarter, seasonally adjusted data) and annual change (YoY – comparison with the same quarter of the previous year).
Description of the time series
The name of given indicator is followed by more detailed description of the time series in brackets. Abbreviations in alphabetical order are listed below (see list).
Source data published by different domestic and foreign institutions (see list) are processed by the NBS in order to obtain dynamics, real variables etc. For the data that are published in the database without the NBS computational input, the institution that published the original time series is stated as a source. For the time series that are transformed from the original source (level) data by the NBS into various transformations (e.g. mothly dynamics), the NBS is stated as a source. Rounding effects may arise in the computation of the transformations and may be a source of discrepancy between the data published by the source institutions and the NBS.
The database is usually updated on the day following the publication of given indicator in line with the release calendars, and therefore, the macroeconomic database may not always correspond with the database of the source institution, especially when interim reviews of the data are conducted in terms not specified in the release calendars.
In case that the selected time series will not appear in the chart, the data of selected frequency is unavailable or the time series are currently processe
Alphabetical list of used abbreviations
Abbreviation Explanatory text % Percent % of Export Percent of Export % of GDP Percent of GDP % of potential output Percent of potential output % of total Percent of total % p.a. Percent per annum %/100 One hundredth of Percent ‰ Per mille absolute change absolute change annual annual AT Austria average=100 average=100 balances Difference between the percentages of respondents giving positive and negative replies BE Belgium benchmark=50 benchmark=50 cash cash based CG central government contribution in percentage points contribution in percentage points CZ Czech Republic DE Germany EA Eurozone EAexDE Eurozone excluding Germany ES Spain Eur Eur EUR/m2 price in Euro per square meter FR France GDP Gross domestic product GG general government Government consolidated gross debt government consolidated gross debt gross data gross data hours/employee Number of hours worked per employee HU Hungary CH Switzerland change in balances change in balances index index index 1982=100 Average index of year 1982 = 100 index 1982-84=100 average of years 1982 to 1984 = 100 index 1993M1=100 Index of January 1993 = 100 index 1993Q1=100 Average index of first quarter 1993 = 101 index 2005=100 Average index of year 2005 = 100 index 2007=100 Average index of year 2007 = 100 index 2010=100 Average index of year 2010 = 100 index Dec 2000=100 Index of December 2000 = 100 index Dec 2009=100 Index of December 2009 = 100 index Dec 2010=100 Index of December 2010 = 100 index of deflated turnover index of deflated turnover IT Italy LG local government long-term average=100 long-term average=100 mil. Eur Milions of Eur mil. Eur (FOB) millions of Eur (free of board) mil. kg Milions of kilograms mil. of hours Millions of hours mil. of persons Millions of persons milion of USD milion of USD monthly average monthly average n nominal Net lending (+)/Net borrowing (-) Net lending (+)/Net borrowing (-) Net lending (+)/Net borrowing (-) under the EDP Net lending (+)/Net borrowing (-) under the Excessive Deficit Procedure NL Netherlands nsa Not seasonally adjusted p.p. Percentage points p.p./100 percentage points divided by 100 PL Poland points points ppy prices of previous year quarterly average quarterly average r real rating rating ratio ratio sa, index seasonally adjusted index saldo saldo SB state budget SE Sweden SK Slovakia SKK/1000ITL Bilateral exchange rate SKK/1000ITL SKK/100BEF Bilateral exchange rate SKK/100BEF SKK/100ESP Bilateral exchange rate SKK/100ESP SKK/100HUF Bilateral exchange rate SKK/100HUF SKK/ATS Bilateral exchange rate SKK/ATS SKK/CNY Bilateral exchange rate SKK/CNY SKK/CZK Bilateral exchange rate SKK/CZK SKK/DEM Bilateral exchange rate SKK/DEM SKK/FRF Bilateral exchange rate SKK/FRF SKK/GBP Bilateral exchange rate SKK/GBP SKK/KRW Bilateral exchange rate SKK/KRW SKK/NLG Bilateral exchange rate SKK/NLG SKK/PLN Bilateral exchange rate SKK/PLN SKK/RUB Bilateral exchange rate SKK/RUB SKK/USD Bilateral exchange rate SKK/USD SR Slovak Republic SSF social security funds swda Seasonally adjusted and adjusted data by working days thousand cars thousand cars thousands thousands thousands hours thousands hours thousands of persons thousands of persons UA Ukraine UK United Kingdom US United States USD American dollar wda Data adjusted by working days
Abbreviation Explanatory text Act No. 663/2007+B2:B38 Coll. on the minimum wage Act on the minimum wage (No. 663/2007 Coll.) ARDAL Agency for Debt and Liquidity Management Bureau of Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics (United States) CBR Council for Budget Responsibility CF Consensus Forecast COFOG Classification of functions of government EC European Commission ECB European Central Bank ESA European system of national and regional accounts Eurostat Statistical Office of the European Communities Federal Reserve Bank Federal Reserve Bank (United States) Fitch Ratings Fitch rating agency Ifo Institute Ifo Institute for Economic Research (Germany, Euro area) IMF International Monetary Fund Institute for Supply management Institute for Supply Management (United States) Japan Credit Rating Agency Japan Credit Rating Agency LFS Labour Force Survey Military social security office Military social security office (Slovak Republic) Ministry of interior Ministry of interior MoF Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic Moody’s Rating agency Moody’s MSS Monthly statistical sources of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic NAIRU Non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment NBS National Bank of Slovakia NBS calculations National Bank of Slovakia calculations OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development QSS Quarterly statistical statements of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Rating and Investment Information Rating and Investment Information Reuters Reuters SASS The Slovak Association of Asset Management Companies SIC Social Insurance Agency in Slovakia SO SR Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Standard & Poor’s Rating agency Standard & Poor’s Treasury State Treasury System UPSVAR Central Office of Labour, Social affairs and Family US Department of Commerce United States Department of Commerce ZEW Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung