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  • 10-July-2017

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    Statistical Insights: Purchasing Power Parities – not only about Big Macs

    All travellers know that the prices of goods and services vary between countries. In order to capture these price differences, Eurostat and the OECD collect data on the prices of identical goods and services in their member countries, and compile “Purchasing Power Parities” (PPPs) – conversion rates that neutralise price differences between countries.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    New international comparisons of GDP and consumption based on purchasing power parities for the year 2014

    The OECD, in partnership with Eurostat, has calculated new benchmark purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and final consumption for the year 2014 for 47 countries following a common methodology. Detailed 2014 PPP benchmark results are available at http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=PPP2011. They include PPPs, price level indices and associated indicators for some 50 categories of goods and services.

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  • 1-December-2016

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    Statistical Insights: Blowing bubbles? Developments in house prices

    Few economic indicators make the newspapers’ front pages. One that often does though is house prices. This is because, as witnessed during the financial crisis, movements in house prices can have a direct impact on households’ wealth and economic growth.

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  • 18-December-2014

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

    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.
  • 30-April-2014

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    OECD now accounts for slightly less than 50% of world GDP, large emerging economies for about 30%

    OECD countries accounted for around 50% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expressed in Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) in 2011 - the latest benchmark year - compared with about 60% in 2005, the previous benchmark year, according to new data released today by the International Comparison Program (ICP).

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Producer Price Indices (PPI) for OECD Countries and Major Non-Member Economies

    Data is available in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year. Producer prices are PPI for manufacturing. However, some countries do not produce a PPI and a wholesale price index is used as a proxy. In addition, some countries do not have an index which covers only manufacturing. The series are updated continuously.

  • 10-February-2014

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    Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for OECD countries and major non-member economies

    Data is available in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year. Consumer Prices Indices (CPI) are a general measure of inflation. CPI "all items non-food non-energy" is a measure of core inflation as used by the OECD although other approaches may be used by other organisations. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Key short-term economic indicators

    Provides access to long time series of growth rates for a number of Key Economic Indicators (GDP, production, cyclical indicators, standardised unemployment rates, prices, financial indicators, trade...) collected within the Main Economic Indicators database.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    New international comparisons of GDP and consumption based on purchasing power parities for the year 2011

    New benchmark purchasing power parities (PPPs) have been issued by the OECD and Eurostat to enable comparisons of gross domestic product and household consumption in 47 countries.

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  • 2-May-2013

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    GDP PPPs and Derived Indices for OECD Countries

    Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are the rates of currency conversion that eliminate the differences in price levels between countries. Per capita volume indices based on PPP converted data reflect only differences in the volume of goods and services produced. Comparative price levels are defined as the ratios of PPPs to exchange rates. They provide measures of the differences in price levels between countries. The PPPs are given in

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