STAN data are expressed in national currency for current price data (PROD, VALU, GFCF, LABR, EXPO etc.) i.e. in Euros for EMU countries ; in terms of the current price value in the reference year (usually 2000) for volume data (PRDK VALK, GFCK etc.); as indices (reference year = 1) for implicit deflators ; in number of persons or jobs for employment data. The STAN database for industrial analysis provides analysts and researchers with a comprehensive tool for analysing industrial performance at a relatively detailed level of activity across countries. It includes annual measures of output, labour input, investment and international trade which allow users to construct a wide range of indicators to focus on areas such as productivity growth, competitiveness and general structural change.Through the use of a standard industry list, comparisons can be made across countries. The industry list provides sufficient detail to enable users to highlight high—technology sectors and is compatible with those used in related OECD databases. STAN is primarily based on Member countries` annual national accounts by activity tables and uses data from other sources, such as national industrial surveys/censuses, to estimate any missing detail. Since many of the data points in STAN are estimated, they do not represent official Member country submissions.
For more information see: http://stats.oecd.org/OECDStat_Metadata/ShowMetadata.ashx?Dataset=STAN08BIS&Lang=en