A Framework for Price Statistics

Author/Editor:

Kimberly D. Zieschang

Publication Date:

January 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper describes the primary framework associating the four principal price indices in the system of economic statistics—the Producer Price Index (PPI), the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and the Export and Import Price Indices (XPI and MPI)—with the macroeconomic value aggregates they decompose into price and volume components. The paper begins by defining the basic algebra of price indices. It then discusses the definition of the value aggregates comprising the goods and services components of the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA). The paper concludes by briefly considering purchasing power parities and labor compensation indices.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/24

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451844139/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0242000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

45

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