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Uses of ICP 2011 Results

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2011 Round

The International Comparison Program (ICP) was implemented as a true global initiative for the second time, with the reference year 2011. It built on well-programmed activities of a wide network of national, regional, and international institutions that engaged in methodological research, survey activities and data processing and analysis in the areas of price statistics and national accounts, and estimated purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world’s principal economies. More ...


2011 Global Results

As of June 20, 2014, the full set of detailed 2011 International Comparison Program results can be accessed by downloading the data in Excel. This data is available for ICP 2011 regions or economic groupings: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Latin America, Eurostat-OECD, Western Asia, singleton economies, and the Pacific Islands. Also included are estimates for non-benchmark economies. The data covers 26 expenditures categories for goods and services, and several indicators including purchasing power parities (PPPs), expenditure shares of GDP, total and per capita expenditures in USD both in exchange rate terms and PPP terms, and price level indices.

The Summary of Results and Findings of the 2011 International Comparison Program (PDF) was published on April 30, 2014. It presents the results of the ICP for the gross domestic product (GDP) and its main aggregates. It provides several indicators including PPPs, real expenditures, and price level indices for GDP and its main aggregates for 199 participating economies. The link to the press release can be found here (Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese).

Additionally, the summary ICP 2011 results can be accessed through web resources for retrieving and reporting development related data: the ICP Data Portal, the ICP DataFinder App(iOS, Android), and ICP Data Visualization. Using the web resources, users can customize online the ICP 2011 summary data by preparing reports, charts and maps.

To access the ICP 2011 resources, use the icons below:

ICP ICP 2011 Report ICP Data Download ICP Data Visualization ICP Data Portal ICP Data Finder App iOS App Android App

The Final Report of the 2011 International Comparison Program will be released by the end of August 2014, and will include the full set of detailed results and in-depth analysis of volume and per capita measures with detailed information on methodology.


2011 Regional Results

Africa | Asia and the Pacific | CIS | Eurostat |
Latin America and the Caribbean | OECD | Western Asia

Asia and the Pacific
Europe and Central
and the Caribbean
East & North Africa
North America South Asia Sub-
Saharan Africa
ICP Regions
Africa       5     45 50
Asia and the Pacific 16         7   23
Commonwealth of Independent States   9           9
Latin America and the Caribbean     39         39
OECD - Eurostat 4 37 2 2 2     47
Pacific Islands 23             23
Singleton Countries   1   1       2
Western Asia       11     1 12
Dual Participation* -3 -1   -1     -1 -6
 Total 40 46 41 18 2 7 45 199

* Please note that Australia, Egypt, Arab Rep., Fiji, New Zeland, Russia Federation, Sudan are included in more than one region.

ICP 2011 Global Results

* This map was produced by Staff of the World Bank. The boundaries, colors, denominations and any other information shown on this map do not imply, on the part of The World Bank Group, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.


  • National Statistical Offices of 199 participating economies
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