Bulletin – June Quarter 2012 Electronic Indicators of Economic Activity Abstract

There is a rich array of timely high-frequency electronic data that potentially is informative about current economic conditions. In particular, data on electronic transactions and internet searches can be useful complements to more standard indicators of economic activity. While a limited selection of electronic data is currently used by national statisticians in the production of economic indicators, electronic data are likely to become an increasingly important source of information.

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