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This Statistics Brief provides some background on Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs), including their construction and application, and presents the new benchmark PPPs for 2008, produced as part of the Eurostat-OECD PPP programme. It also describes some methodological changes that have been introduced since the last benchmark PPPs in 2005 regarding the measurement of health and education services.
Updated continuously. GDP in billions of US$, in volume and at current prices and purchasing power parities. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .
The System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) is the latest version of the international statistical standard for the national accounts, adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC).
Statistics Working Paper N. 37- 2011/2 - This paper presents a simple multiplicative masking method that preserves skewness of the original data while offering a sufficient level of disclosure risk control. Numerical examples are provided, leading to the suggestion that this method could be well-suited for the dissemination of a broad range of microdata, including those based on administrative and business records.
L'édition annuelle des Statistiques de la population active fournit des statistiques détaillées sur la population, la population active, l'emploi et le chômage, décomposées par sexe, situation dans la profession et secteur d'activité ; il y a aus...
Statistics Working Paper N. 36- 2011/1 - Every house is different. It is important that house price indexes take account of these quality differences. Hedonic methods which express house prices as a function of a vector of characteristics (such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, land area and location) are particularly useful for this purpose.
ITCS fournit des données annuelles sur les importations et les exportations de chaque pays membre de l'OCDE détaillées par commodités et pays partenaires en terme de valeur (en USD), poids nets (kg) et quantités (litres, mètres..).
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The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.
The aim of the conference is to bring together politicians and statisticians in a dialogue about how to shape statistics underpinning policy making and political decision making. How should indicators be defined so that they measure what politicians want them to measure? How should politicians and statisticians cooperate in order to get the best possible outcome on both sides?
The aim of the seminar was to contribute to the development of tools to help people transform statistics into knowledge and decisions. It was held in the context of the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies”.