Technical Expert Group for Updating the Manual on PPI (TEG-PPI)
Technical Expert Group on Producer Price Indices
Revision of the International Labour Organization Manual on CPI
Electronic Discussion Group:
Developing a Revised Manual for the PPI (TEG-PPI)
November 14, 2005
The Technical Expert Groups on the Producer Price Index (TEG-PPI) and on the Consumer Price Index (TEG-CPI) were formed under the aegis of the Inter-secretariat Working Group on Price Statistics (IWGPS) to produce manuals on international best practice in compiling producer price statistics and consumer price statistics, respectively. (More background information on the IWGPS can be found at Revision of the International Labour Organization Manual on CPI .) The IWGPS has designated the IMF as coordinating agency for the TEG-PPI. The membership of the Technical Expert Groups on the CPI and PPI comprises professionals from national statistical offices (NSOs), international organizations, and recognized experts in the field of price index theory, methodology, and compilation. In addition, comments from other users and practitioners are strongly encouraged.
The CPI and PPI Manuals are being developed in parallel and are being designed with consistent structure, terminology, and notation wherever appropriate. Draft documents and commentary on the PPI manual are organized at this site according to the latest outline structure for the manual. For information, discussions, and comments, draft chapters will be made available here when they are distributed to commentators for review. To facilitate a focused discussion, your comments will be organized by chapter using the table appearing below. Responses can also be sent by email to email@example.com or facsimile (+1 202 623 6028).
The table below provides links to the PPI Manual chapters. The documents below are the final page proofs of the Manual.