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31-January-2012

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Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 31 January 2012

This easing in the annual rate of inflation mainly reflected the slower growth in energy prices, which increased by 8.1% in the year to December, down from 11.6% in the year to November.

31-January-2012

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Producer and Other Price Indices: Online Sources and Definitions

Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.

5-January-2012

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Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 5 January 2012

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 3.1% in the year to November 2011, compared with 3.2% in the year to October 2011.

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

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.

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16-February-2011

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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.

8-November-2010

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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.

12-July-2010

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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,

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

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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