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Brian Graf

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The Consumer Price Index Manual: Concepts and Methods contains comprehensive information and explanations on compiling a consumer price index (CPI). The Manual provides an overview of the methods and practices national statistical offices (NSOs) should consider when making decisions on how to deal with the various problems in the compilation of a CPI. The chapters cover many topics. They elaborate on the different practices currently in use, propose alternatives whenever possible, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. The primary purpose of the Manual is to assist countries in producing CPIs that reflect internationally recommended methods and practices.

Venkat Josyula

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This third edition of the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey Guide has been prepared to assist economies that participate or are preparing to participate in the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS). It builds on and updates the second edition of the CPIS Guide (2002) to reflect the adoption of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6) as the standard framework for compiling cross-border position statistics.

Miss Rita Mesias

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This Coordinated Direct Investment Survey Guide (Guide) has been prepared to assist economies in participating in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS). The CDIS is being conducted under the auspices of the Statistics Department of the IMF across a wide range of economies. The survey is conducted simultaneously by all participating economies; uses consistent definitions; and encourages best practices in collecting, compiling, and disseminating data on direct investment positions. The CDIS is thus an important tool in capturing world totals and the geographic distribution of direct investment positions, thereby contributing to important new understandings of the extent of globalization, and improving the overall quality of direct investment data worldwide. As of the writing of this updated Guide, more than 100 economies participate in the CDIS.

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

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This guide explains the nature and objectives of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), describes its operation, and provides practical guidance to IMF member countries on participation in the system. The GDDS provides members with a basic framework for a broader national statistical development strategy. It covers a set of statistics recognized to be essential for all countries for policymaking and analysis in an environment that increasingly requires relevant, comprehensive, accurate, and timely statistics available to the general public. The General Data Dissemination System: Guide for Participants and Users addresses the full range of issues critical for compiling and disseminating data and making explicit plans for improvement to align national procedures with best practices.

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched the data standards initiatives to enhance member countries’ data transparency and to promote their development of sound statistical systems. The need for data standards was highlighted by the financial crises of the mid-1990s, in which information deficiencies were seen to play a role. Under the data standards initiatives, the IMF established the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in 1996 to provide guidance to countries that have or seek access to capital markets to disseminate key data so that users in general, and financial market participants in particular, have adequate information to assess the economic situations of individual countries. The SDDS not only prescribes that subscribers disseminate certain data categories, but also prescribes that subscribers disseminate the relevant metadata to promote public knowledge and understanding of their compilation practices with respect to the required data categories. In 1997, the IMF introduced under the initiatives the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) to provide a framework for countries that aim to develop their statistical systems, within which they can work toward disseminating comprehensive and reliable data and, eventually, meet SDDS requirements. At the Eighth Review of the Fund’s Data Standards Initiatives in February 2012, the IMF’s Executive Board approved the SDDS Plus as an upper tier of the Fund’s data standards initiatives. The SDDS Plus is open to all SDDS subscribers and is aimed at economies with systemically important financial sectors.

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched the Data Standards Initiatives to enhance member countries’ data transparency and to promote their development of sound statistical systems. The need for data standards was highlighted by the financial crises of the mid-1990s, in which information deficiencies were seen to play a role. Under the Data Standards Initiatives, the IMF established the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in 1996 to provide guidance to countries that have or seek access to capital markets to disseminate key data so that users in general, and financial market participants in particular, have adequate information to assess the economic situations of individual countries. In 1997, the IMF introduced under the initiatives the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) to provide a framework for countries that aim to develop their statistical systems, within which they can work toward disseminating comprehensive and reliable data and, eventually, meet SDDS requirements. In February 2012, the IMF Executive Board approved the establishment of the SDDS Plus as a third tier of the Fund’s Data Standards Initiatives to address data gaps revealed during the global crisis. The SDDS Plus is open to all SDDS subscribers: those with systemically important financial sectors are encouraged to adhere early to the initiative.

International Monetary Fund

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A joint production by six international organizations, this manual explores the conceptual and theoretical issues that national statistical offices should consider in the daily compilation of export and import price indices. Intended for use by both developed and developing countries, it replaces guidance from the United Nations that is now more than a quarter-century old and thus badly outdated. The chapters cover many topics; they elaborate on the different practices currently in use, propose alternatives whenever possible, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. Given its comprehensive nature, the manual is expected to satisfy the needs of many users in addition to national statistical offices and international organizations, particularly businesses, policymakers, and researchers.

International Monetary Fund

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El índice de precios al productor (PPI) mide la tasa a la cual varían con el tiempo los precios de producción de bienes y servicios. Es una estadística fundamental para las decisiones económicas y empresariales y para seguir la evolución de la inflación. El Manual del índice de precios al productor: Teoría y práctica proporciona directrices claras y actualizadas sobre los conceptos, usos, métodos y teoría económica del IPP, incluyendo información sobre clasificaciones, fuentes, técnicas de compilación y usos analíticos del IPP. Este Manual reemplaza a las anteriores directrices internacionales sobre el IPP (incluidas en el Manual de índices de precios al productor de bienes industriales, publicado por la División de Estadística de las Naciones Unidas en 1979). El marco conceptual del Manual se deriva del Sistema de Cuentas Nacionales 1993 y de la evolución reciente de la teoría de números índice. La preparación del Manual fue emprendida por el Grupo Interinstitucional de Trabajo sobre Estadísticas de Precios a través de un grupo de expertos técnicos presidido por el FMI e integrado por representantes de la OIT, la OCDE, la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Europa, el Banco Mundial, oficinas nacionales de estadística e instituciones académicas.

International Monetary Fund

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L'indice des prix à la production (IPP) mesure le rythme auquel les prix des biens et services de production évoluent au fil du temps. C'est une statistique essentielle pour les décisions économiques et commerciales et pour surveiller l'inflation. Le manuel de l’indice des prix à la production présente des orientations claires et actualisées sur les concepts, les utilisations, les méthodes et la théorie économique de cet indice, dont des informations sur les classifications, les sources, les techniques de compilation et les applications statistiques de l'indice. Ce manuel remplace le Manuel d’indices des prix à la production pour les biens industriels, publié en 1979 par la Commission de statistique des Nations Unies. Le cadre conceptuel du manuel est issu du Système de comptabilité nationale 1993 et de récentes avancées dans la théorie des indices. La rédaction du manuel, organisée par le Groupe de travail intersecrétariats sur les statistiques des prix, a été entreprise par un groupe d'experts techniques présidé par le FMI et comportant des représentants du BIT, de l'OCDE, de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Europe, de la Banque mondiale, d'instituts statistiques nationaux et du monde universitaire.

International Monetary Fund

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The producer price index (PPI) measures the rate at which the prices of producer goods and services are changing overtime. It is a key statistic for economic and business decision making and inflation monitoring. The Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the concepts, uses, methods, and economic theory of the PPI, including information on classifications, sources, compilation techniques, and analytical uses of the PPI. The Manual supersedes the previous international guidance on PPIs (available in the Manual on Producers’ Price Indices for Industrial Goods, published by the United Nations Statistics Division in 1979). The Manual's conceptual framework derives from the System of National Accounts1993 and recent developments in index number theory. Preparation of the Manual was undertaken by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Price Statistics through a technical expert group chaired by the IMF and involving representatives from the ILO, the OECD, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the World Bank, national statistical offices, and academic institutions.