Uganda : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Prices Statistics Mission

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publication Date:

October 6, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In response to a request from the authorities at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and in consultation with the IMF’s African Department, I undertook a technical assistance mission to Kampala during the period May 4–22, 2015 to provide advice in relation to developing export and import price indices (XMPI) and rebasing the construction industry price index (CIPI) and the hotels and restaurants producer price index (H&R PPI). Important aspects for the mission to address included the following: (1) review of the import price index (MPI) commodity selection criteria and compilation methodology; (2) development of the Import Price Survey (MPS) and Export Price Survey (XPS) methodology; (3) development of the methodology for integrating MPS and XPS data with Customs data; (4) finalization of the XMPI compilation procedures, including imputation of missing prices; (5) determination of the strategy for the rebase of the CIPI and H&R PPI; (6) training of staff on the above; and (7) preparation of documentation on methodological and computational procedures.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/301

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 6, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484321973/1934-7685

Stock No:

1UGAEA2017021

Format:

Paper

Pages:

37

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