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Handbook of the International Comparison Programme

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 1992
  • Page count: 127
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 92.XVII.12

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The International Comparison Programme is a world programme to produce estimates, comparable across countries in real terms, for the gross domestic product (GDP) and its main aggregates. In the process, purchasing-power parities (PPP) are obtained and used instead of exchange rates for converting data into a common currency. This publication describes in detail the requirements of the GDP expenditure data and offers guidance on item selection, price collection and related country operations.