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Selecting an optimal seasonal adjustment procedure for ten retail trade series: CS11-614/85-10E-PDF

"Because of the presence of pronounced yearly and weekly patterns in the retail trade series, it is very important that both types of fluctuations are removed before undertaking any policy analysis based on the data. The question is what kind of seasonal adjustment will produce most reliable estimates. This paper sets out to answer that question. In Section 2 the alternative procedures are presented. Section 3 describes the methodology applied to choose among the alternatives. Section 4 contains the result of the analysis in the retail trade series. Finally, Section 5 concludes the study"--Introduction, p. 2.

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Title Selecting an optimal seasonal adjustment procedure for ten retail trade series
Series Title Working paper ;
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Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "Working paper TSRA-85-010E."
Date 1985.
Number of Pages 16 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-614/85-10E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-614E
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology