The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Reference Periods and Deadlines for the First Release of Data after the End of the Transition Period
|Category||First Reference Period or Date1/||Deadline for First Data Release1/|
|National accounts||First quarter 1999||30 June 1999|
|Production index/indices||January 1999||IS March 1999|
|Labor market (Employment, Unemployment and Wages/earnings)||First quarter 1999||30 June 1999|
|Price indices (Consumer prices and Producer prices)||January 1999||1 March 19992/|
|General government or public sector operations||Fiscal year 1997/98 or 1998/993/||31 March 1999-31 December 1999|
|Central government operations||January 1999||1 March 19992/|
|Central government debt||31 March 19994/||30 June 1999|
|Analytical accounts of the banking sector||31 January 19994/||1 March 1999 It|
|Analytical accounts of the central bank||31 January 19994/||15 Feb. 1999|
|Interest rates||I January 1999 or the first working day||5/|
|Stock market||1 January 1999 or the first working day||5/|
|Balance of payments||First quarter 1999||30 June 1999|
|International reserves||31 January 19995/||8 February 1999|
|Merchandise trade||January 1999||29 March 1999|
|Exchange rates||1 January 1999 or the first working day||5/|
|Population||As specified by the metadata||As specified by the metadata|
The reference periods and release dates shown in the table are the latest permitted after the end of the transition period, unless a subscriber is taking a flexibility option for that data category. In instances where a subscriber disseminates data with a higher periodicity or on a more timely basis than that prescribed by the SDDS, correspondingly earlier deadlines would be observed. Saturdays and Sundays are assumed to be non-working days. However, as a general rule, when a release date falls on a non-working day in a subscribing country, the next working day then becomes the applicable release date.
February 28 falls on a Sunday.
For the General government operations/Public sector operations data category, the relevant fiscal year will end on one of the following dates: September 30 1998, December 31 1998, March 31 1999, or June 30 1999. Data must be published within six months after the end of the fiscal year applicable for each subscriber.
Data as measured on this date (that is, stock data).
The SDDS does not prescribe a timeliness for this data category.