2.3 Business statistics (UNIDO)
i) Ongoing activities
• UNIDO in collaboration with OECD compiles and disseminates worldwide key industrial statistics at the 2-, and 4-digit levels of ISIC. As per UN mandate UNIDO collects data directly from NSOs for non-OECD member countries while OECD collects data from its member countries and provides them to UNIDO to complete the global coverage of the UNIDO industrial statistics database system.
• UNIDO started producing data on quarterly trends of manufacturing production in 2011.
• Data received from NSOs are screened, adjusted and supplemented with UNIDO estimates as before, then will be stored in the UNIDO Industrial Statistics Database (INDSTAT).
• In 2011, UNIDO continuing implementing ISIC Rev 4 in its database. However, the full implementation depends on the number of countries which can regularly report data by ISIC Rev.4.
• UNIDO continues to maintain the ISIC (Rev.3) version of its Industrial Demand-Supply Balance (IDSB) Database.
• UNIDO is preparing the publication of "World statistics on mining and utilities 2012". This is the first publication on world mining and utility statistics since 2010. The publication has been sent out to National Statistical Offices for comments and feedbacks.
• UNIDO publishes Quarterly Report on the World Manufacturing Production.
ii) Methodological work that can go beyond 2011
• In 2011 UNIDO continued working on implementing of imputation method. Initially, this method will be applied to INDSTAT 2 database.
iii) New activities to be undertaken in the next year 2012
• "World statistics on mining and utilities 2012" will be published.
• A collection of methodological papers on nowcasting and imputation is expected to be published.
• Further work will be carried out in implementation of SDMX for data exchange with OECD and other international organizations.
• A number of technical assistance projects for industrial capacity building in developing countries will be undertaken.