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Eurostat-OECD Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services

Second Edition

Published on December 18, 2014

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The International Producer Price Index Manual, Theory and Practice (PPI Manual) published by the IMF in 2004 consituted a landmark for international standards on price measurement and contains detailed, comprehensive information for the compilation of producer price indices as well as an extensive coverage of the conceptual and theoretical issues. This second edition of the Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services (SPPI Guide) is a complement to the PPI Manual in two ways: it focuses on service-specific aspects in the PPI compilation by developing further the conceptual framework and it adds detailed descriptions of PPI measurement for a wide range of individual service industries.

This second edition of the SPPI Guide has been jointly produced by the OECD, Eurostat, the members of a task Force with deleguates from 14 OECD/EU members countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States)and in synergy with the Voorburg Group. Several countries contributed to the Guide by providing descriptions of service PPIs for individual industries, other countries were represented by national experts in at least one meeting of the Task Force.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Producer Price Indices for Services
Methodological aspects3 chapters available
General aspects of Service Producer Price Indices compilation
Main pricing methods for Service Producer Price Indices
Practical aspects of the development process
Producer Price Indices for specific service industries11 chapters available
General framework for replicable and harmonised guidance
Waste management
Wholesale and retail trade services
Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
Information and telecommunication
Financial and insurance activities
Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Human health activities
Annexes2 chapters available
Classification systems by industry
Classification systems by product
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