United Nations Statistics Division
Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics
Series: M, No.59
Languages available:*E, *F, *R, *S
This publication covers both index numbers and the series of price and quantity data required to compile them. The guidelines present an interrelated framework within which most work on the collection and compilation of all kinds of elementary series, aggregates and index numbers of prices and quantities may take place. They show how the different kinds of price and quantity statistics and indexes that are required for different uses are related to one another and to suggest methods of ensuring their consistency. Included are chapters on the purpose of guidelines on price and quantity statistics, overall description of the system, the strategy of data collection, the compilation of indexes, and dissemination of price and quantity information.------ Out of print.