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.