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  • 11-July-2011

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    Producer price Indices - Comparative Methodological Analysis

    Producer Price Indices (PPIs) serve two main functions. The first is to provide an indication of price change by producers of goods and services, and therefore as an indicator of inflationary pressure on consumer price indices, (CPIs). Increasingly, given the increased tendency of global production processes, they can also serve as indicators of inflationary pressures in importing countries. The second reflects their role in

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  • 16-March-2011

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    2008 Benchmark PPPs: Measurement and Uses - Statistics Brief No. 17

    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.

  • 16-February-2011


    Hedonic price indexes for housing

    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.

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  • 8-November-2010


    Purchasing power parities (PPPs) and exchange rates

    Updated continuously. Includes Purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and for actual individual consumption and exchange rates (national currency per USD) from 1970 to latest available.

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  • 12-July-2010


    Comparing price levels of hospital services across countries: results of a pilot study

    Statistics Working Paper N. 32 - 2010/3 - Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet,

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  • 8-July-2010

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    Changes to the OECD consumer price indices (CPI) series

    The Consumer Price Indices (CPI) series published by the OECD have been the subject of a recent methodological review to ensure and improve their quality and international comparability across the 31 OECD member countries. The review process mainly consisted in 1) a survey to collect annual expenditure weights for national CPI for the 31 OECD member countries at detailed level of the COICOP classification, 2) the creation of an

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  • 7-August-2009

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    Introduction of output producer price indices in MEI publication

    The May 2009 edition of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) publication and associated electronic products introduce the newly established OECD Hierarchy of Producer Price Indices (PPIs). The aim is to improve the quality and the international comparability of producer prices published by the OECD. The process involved a review of the existing hierarchy, the investigation of the different PPI statistics practices among OECD member

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  • 21-November-2007


    New comparison of GDP and consumption based on purchasing power parities for the year 2005

    The OECD, in partnership with Eurostat, ROSSTAT and CISSTAT, has calculated benchmark purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and consumption for the year 2005 for 55 countries following a common methodology. The calculation covers the 30 member countries of the OECD, the 27 member states of the European Union, ten CIS countries, six Western Balkan countries and Israel. The results will be included into the forthcoming release of

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  • 31-December-2006


    Statistical news releases published after the above issue have been archived

    but they are still available upon request. If you would like to receive one specific issue please send its title and release date to

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  • 13-March-2006

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    Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services

    The International Producer Price Index Manual (PPI Manual) published by the IMF in 2004, constituted 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 Methodological Guide is a complement to the PPI Manual in two ways: it focuses on service-specific

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