Labour cost index - SDMX InfoSpace


Project overview[last update : 18-11-2016]

The LCI production chain has been made fully SDMX compliant in the sense that all input / output files as well as the production database are now using the same standard SDMX codes, as illustrated in the chart below:

A. Production system before migration:

B. Production system after migration:


The SDMX codes for the LCI datasets have been agreed both within Eurostat and at international level, starting from the codes that already exist in the SDMX Global Registry and shared by all SDMX stakeholders.

On the output side, the SDMX standards have been agreed with the European Central Bank who will receives LCI data according to this standard, through EDAMIS. This will replace the ad-hoc FAME extractions, which are beeing phased out with migration from the Solaris Operating System to Linux.

DSD availability

The new DSD for LCI (ESTAT+LCI+2.1.xml) is stored into the Euro SDMX Registry:

Transmission and Validation

All datasets transmitted to Eurostat must be through EDAMIS (Eurostat's Single Entry Point) in SDMX COMPACT format.

The validation of the data is made in Fame database.

Project contacts

Business request:

SDMX technical request:

Planned actions and updates

When the revisions will be made, the countries and ECB will be informed.