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2015 07 07 Frankfurt

Joint EurostatECB

Seasonal Adjustment Expert Group Meeting

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 (09:30-16:30)

Room CB04, Commerzbank building, 2nd floor

Neue Mainzer Straβe 32-36

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Minutes (final)

1. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

2. JDEMETRA+: FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND DOCUMENTATION

2.1        Report by the National Bank of Belgium (presentation)

2.2        Report by Deutsche Bundesbank (presentation)

2.3        Report by the Centre of Excellence and by the User Group (ONS , presentation)

2.4        Report on JDemetra+ documentation (NCB of Poland, presentation)

3. OFFICIAL RELEASE OF JDEMETRA+ AND FOLLOW-UP

3.1       Official release note (by Eurostat /ECB )

3.2       Change-over to JDemetra+ in production of official statistics: roadmap for migration (by ONS , presentation

4. GOVERNANCE OF SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT ENTITIES WITHIN ESS AND ESCB

  4.1       Mandate of the Seasonal Adjustment Expert Group (current members): tasks and reporting lines

5.  METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES

   5.1       Plug-ins endorsement:Temporal disaggregation: JECOTRIM vs. Benchmarking - open discussion

   5.2       Benchmarking of seasonally and calendar adjusted index series (ECB )

   5.3       Evolution of JDemetra+: common RegARIMA for X-13 and TS - brainstorming (NCB of Belgium)

   5.4       Establishment of a list of research topics (ECB )

6.  POINTS FOR INFORMATION

    6.1        Publication of the 2015 Edition of the “ESS Guidelines on Seasonal Adjustment" and follow-up (by Eurostat )

7.  NEXT STEPS

    7.1       Date of the next meeting

      8.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS