On March 30, 2016, the World Bank hosted “The Future of Price Statistics: Innovations in Data, Technology, and Methods” seminar at its headquarters in Washington, DC and online. This half-day seminar brought together key actors from national statistical offices, the private sector, international institutions, and academia to discuss how technological advancements and new data sources can be used to generate a fuller range of price statistics to better measure economic activity. Read more and watch the event recording on the seminar page
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
The Final Report of the ICP 2011 Purchasing Power Parities and the Real Size of World Economies (PDF | eBook I Printed) was published on October 28, 2014. The report includes the full set of detailed results and presents an in-depth analysis of volume and per capita measures with detailed information on methodology. It provides several indicators including purchasing power parities (PPPs), real expenditures, and price level indices for GDP and its main aggregates for 177 participating economies, and partial results for an additional 22 economies.
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 are available for ICP 2011 regions or economic groupings: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eurostat-OECD, Latin America, 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 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 results and findings of the 2011 international Comparison Program was published on April 30, 2014. The link to the press release can be found here (Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese).
Additionally, the 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 devices 7"+), and ICP Data Visualization. Using the web resources, users can customize online the ICP 2011 data by preparing reports, charts and maps.
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2011 Regional Results
Africa | Asia and the Pacific | CIS | Eurostat |
Latin America and the Caribbean | OECD | Western Asia | Georgia