Time series descriptions

The following abbreviations are commonly used in the time series descriptions usually to indicate different types of percentage change.

AbbreviationDescription
Change P/PThe change compared to the previous period
PP=100This is the same as “Change P/P” + 100
Change Y/YThe change compared to the same period of the previous year
CPPY=100This is the same as “Change Y/Y” + 100
Change Y/Y Moving AverageA one year moving average of the changes compared to the same period of the previous year
PY=100The change compared to the average of the previous year + 100
Change YTDThe change compared to the last period of the previous year
DecPY=100This is the same as “Change YTD” + 100
Change YTD Y/YThe change of the aggregated value from the start of the year compared to the corresponding value for the same period the previous year
Change YTD PY=100This is the same as “Change YTD Y/Y” + 100
Change MTDThe change compared to the last period of the previous month

Further commonly used abbreviations

AbbreviationDescription
ACAll Countries
ARAnnual Rate
CCAdjCapital Consumption Adjusted
CDSCredit Default Swap
CIFCost, Insurance & Freight
DMDeveloped Markets
EMEmerging Markets
EPSEarnings per Share
FOBFree on Board
FRAForward Rate Agreement
FRNFloating Rate Note
IMIInvestible Market Index
IRSInterest Rate Swap
IVAInventory Valuation Adjustment
MFIsMonetary Financial Institutions
MTDMonth to Date
NAVNet Asset Value
O/NOvernight
OISOvernight Interest Swap
P/CEPrice to Cash Earnings
P/EPrice to Earnings
PPPPurchasing Power Parity
QTDQuarter to Date
ROEReturn on Equity
SASeasonally Adjusted
T/NTomorrow Next
TMITotal Market Index
YTDYear to Date
YTMYield to Maturity

Region codes

The complete list of the Region codes used in the Macrobond application is available on this page:
List of Region codes

Currency codes

The complete list of the Currency codes used in the Macrobond application is available on this page:
List of Currency codes