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DIRECT VOLUME COMPARISON

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Definition:
A volume comparison between two or more countries that is made by comparing the volumes (or quantities) of a representative sample of comparable products.

Volume comparisons are not generally made directly, but indirectly as shown under “indirect volume comparison”.

Context:
Also referred to as the “quantity approach”.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, OECD, 2007, Eurostat-OECD Methodological Manual on Purchasing Power Parities, OECD, Paris – Annex VII, Glossary of terms and abbreviations.

Cross References:
Direct price comparison

Statistical Theme: Prices and purchasing power partities

Created on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Last updated on Thursday, July 12, 2007