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mc Myanmar PPP Conversion Rate is wrong?!
I just retrieve the data for Myanmar from WEO 2008 Database. The PPP conversion rate for Myanmar seems to be too high (for 2005 it is the value 51632.64). A conversion rate of that magnitude is even for such a poor countiy like Myanmar too high. This must be the value of GDP converted with the corresponding PPPs... Bye and thanks!
4/15/2008 5:36:49 PM
yesterDC Re : Myanmar PPP Conversion Rate is wrong?!
Related to this, the per capita PPP GDP figure is much too low to be realistic. Would you please check that data. Thank you.
4/21/2008 12:47:47 PM
WEOModerator Re : Myanmar PPP Conversion Rate is wrong?!
Thank you for bringing these items to our attention. We are in the process of reviewing these and we will let you know if we need to correct some of these numbers or have an explanation for why they are such.

Let us know if you find anything else.

Best,
Angela
4/21/2008 1:34:49 PM
WEOModerator Re : Myanmar PPP Conversion Rate is wrong?!
We apologize for the delay. We have looked at the issue and indeed found an error in the calculations. We are working on resolving this and we will let you know once the corrected numbers are up on the database.

Let us know if you find anything else.

Best,
Angela
6/13/2008 9:46:15 AM
WEOModerator Re : Myanmar PPP Conversion Rate is wrong?!
Thanks again for pointing out our mistake and apologies for any inconvenience. The data have been corrected on the WEO website.

Best,
Angela
6/20/2008 9:18:00 AM