This Statistics Working Paper N. 1 - 2001/1 deals with the construction of statistics for area or zone totals for groups of countries. It discusses various ways to construct volume and value series and reviews some of the implications for resulting indirect price indices. The paper then takes a more specific look at the Euro area and provides an empirical example concerning the aggregation of private final consumption for the 12
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Les statistiques du commerce international contribuent de façon déterminante au suivi, à l’analyse et à la prévision par l’OCDE des évolutions macroéconomiques dans les différentes économies nationales et dans l’économie mondiale.
The IMF Balance of Payments Statistics Committee website contains: Committee annual reports; and statistical papers, committee papers and working papers on balance of payments compilation issues discussed by the Committee.
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Les mesures de l’évolution de la productivité sont des indicateurs essentiels à l’analyse de la croissance économique. Il existe toutefois un grand nombre de méthodes pour effectuer ces mesures. Le calcul et l’interprétation de ces dernières doivent donc être minutieux, en particulier lorsqu’on procède à des comparaisons internationales. Le Manuel de la productivité de l’OCDE est le premier guide complet des différentes mesures de
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A country's ability to increase its output is dependent on a range of factors, one of which is the level of its capital stock. Estimating the level of capital stock and the extent to which it is used up over time (consumption of fixed capital, or depreciation) is a very difficult statistical process, subject to both data and conceptual problems. The Statistics Directorate publication describes the methods used in capital stock
The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA93) was produced jointly by the OECD, the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Commission of the European Communities.
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How is non-market household production measured and how much is it worth in monetary terms? The publication of the Statistics Directorate and of the Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs on Household Production in OECD ...
Past meetings of the Canberra Group on Capital Stock Statistics
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This report describes the methods used by OECD member countries to estimates stocks of fixed capital.
Capital - in particular of the physical sort - plays several roles in economic life: it constitutes wealth and it it provides services in production processes. Capital is invested, disinvested and it depreciates and becomes obsolescent and there is a question how to measure all these dimensions of capital in industry and national accounts. This revised Capital Manual is a comprehensive guide to the approaches toward capital measurement. It gives statisticians, researchers and analysts practical advice while providing theoretical background and an overview of the relevant literature. The manual comes in three parts - a first part with a non-technical description with the main concepts and steps involved in measuring capital; a second part directed at implementation and a third part outlining theory and a more complete mathematical formulation of the measurement process.