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Term
Periodicity
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Statistical concept
Definition
Frequency of compilation of the data.
Context
Periodicity refers to the frequency of compilation of the data (e.g., a time series could be available at annual frequency but the underlying data are compiled monthly, thus have a monthly periodicity). The periodicity of a particular data category is determined by several factors, including the ease of observation or compilation and the needs of analysis. Periodicity is usually expressed in terms of divisions of the calendar (e.g. monthly, quarterly).

Periodicity of original data refers to the frequency of compilation of data by the source agency, i.e. the national agency or international organisation that provided the information. This agency may or may not be the agency responsible for the original collection of the data.
Remark
This concept was also part the SDMX Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV), as published in SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines (COG), annex 4 "Metadata Common Vocabulary", in 2009 (http://www.sdmx.org). In February 2016 the Metadata Common Vocabulary was replaced by the SDMX Glossary 2016.
Source
International Monetary Fund (IMF), "Guide to the Data Dissemination Standards, Module 1: The Special Data Dissemination Standard", Washington, May 1996
Hyperlink
http://dsbb.imf.org/Applications/web/gdds/gddsguidelangs/
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