Publications & Documents

  • 9-January-2013


    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 9 January 2013

    Annual inflation in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to November 2012, compared with 2.2% in the year to October 2012. This easing in the annual rate of inflation mainly reflected slower growth in energy prices, which increased by 2.9% in November, down from 5.4% in October.

  • 3-December-2012


    EUROSTAT-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities (PPPs)

    The EUROSTAT-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities has three aims: first, to explain to those engaged directly in the Programme; second, to enable these practitioners to brief their senior management and significant users - such as politicians, journalists, academics and the like - on the why and how of the Programme and, more importantly, to advise them on the use and interpretation of comparison results; and third,

  • 31-January-2012


    Consumer Price Indices: Online Sources and Definitions

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

  • 31-January-2012


    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.

  • 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


    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


    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


    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

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