United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics and Statistical Methods Publications

Handbook of the International Comparison Programme
Series: F, No.62 
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Languages available:*E, *A, *C, F, *R, *S

This publication is the first attempt in the 25-year history of the International Comparison Programme (ICP) to provide participating countries with practical instructions in a handbook format as to what tasks they should carry out in order to achieve a successful application of the general methods of international comparison of prices and volumes, and offers guidance for related country operations. It describes in detail the requirements of the expenditure data, item selection, and price collection. The procedures of price estimation and adjustments and the processing of basic data are also presented.

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