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INDEXATION OF CONTRACTS

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Definition:
A procedure whereby a long-term contract for the provision of goods or services includes a periodic adjustment to the prices paid for the goods or services based on the increase or decrease in the level of a nominated price index. The purpose of indexation is to take inflationary risk out of the contract.

Also known as “index linking” and “contract escalation.”.

Source Publication:
ILO, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, UNECE, World Bank, 2004, Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/tegppi/index.htm

Statistical Theme: Prices and purchasing power partities

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Friday, July 08, 2005