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Eurostat-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities

Eurostat, the OECD and 47 participating countries work together in establishing purchasing power parities, or PPPs, in order to compare the price and volume levels of the GDPs. This programme is called the Eurostat-OECD PPP Programme and the methodological manual provides a detailed description of it. The manual has three aims: first, to explain to practitioners in Eurostat, the OECD and the national statistical institutes how PPPs are compiled; second, to enable practitioners to advise on the use and interpretation of results to users; and third, to provide a point of reference accessible to teachers, students and other members of the general public interested in PPPs and related statistics.
The manual has been jointly produced by the OECD, Eurostat and the members of a Manual Taskforce with delegates from 5 participating countries. The electronic version of the manual is made available on both the OECD and Eurostat websites.

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Release date: 13-DECEMBER -06
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Product code: KS-BE-06-002
ISBN: 92-79-01868-X
ISSN: 1725-0048

Theme(s): Economy and finance
Collection: Manuals and guidelines
Last update 27.11.2014