United Nations Statistics Division
Manual on Producers' Price Indices for Industrial Goods
Series: M, No.66
Languages available:*E, *F, *R, *S
This is the second in a series of manuals, on various practical aspects of collecting and compiling price and quantity statistics within the overall framework of the Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics (UN-30). The first of these - The Manual on National Accounts at Constant Prices (Sales No. E.79.XVII.5) was published in 1979. The present manual deals with statistics of producers' prices of mining and manufacturing output. It includes chapters on the purpose and scope of the manual; index formulae and unit-value bias; survey design; selection and specification of items; selection of reporting units; price observations; weighting and tabulation; changes in commodity specifications; new goods; and order prices versus delivery prices. An annex contains sample questionnaire forms for price collection. A bibliography is included.
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