Definition: the time interval at which observations occur over a given time period


Frequency of data collection refers to the frequency with which the source data are collected.

Frequency of dissemination refers to the  time interval at which the statistics are disseminated over a given time period.

Compared to the frequency of data collection, the frequency of data production or data dissemination might be different. In this case, the frequency of data dissemination should be identified.

Source: Abridged from Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary


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