<br />Indicator: Purchasing power parities for GDP
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In this dataset, almost all OECD countries compile their data according to 2008 System of National Account (SNA).

The link to the file "ANA_changes.xls" is available for users to provide more information on where OECD countries and non member countries stand regarding the change over the 2008 SNA.

The readers' guide gives general information on the dataset and withheld criteria for this dataset.

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The exchange rates have been calculated by the International Monetary Fund, and are published in International Financial statistics. They are market rates averaged over the year.

PPPs are the rates of currency conversion that equalise the purchasing power of different countries by eliminating differences in price levels betwween countries. When converted by means of PPPs, the expenditures on GDP for different countries are in effect expressed at the same set of prices so that comparisons between countries reflect only differences in the volume of goods and services purchased. 

A purchasing power parity (PPP) is a price relative which measures the number of units of country B's currency that are needed in country B to purchase the same quantity of an individual good or service as 1 unit of country A's currency will purchase in country A.

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<br />Indicator: Purchasing power parities for GDPContact person/organisation

In this dataset, almost all OECD countries compile their data according to 2008 System of National Account (SNA).

The link to the file "ANA_changes.xls" is available for users to provide more information on where OECD countries and non member countries stand regarding the change over the 2008 SNA.

The readers' guide gives general information on the dataset and withheld criteria for this dataset.

Readers'guidehttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=0f8a2aaf-ede2-450f-bcd7-5c64c251a50d ANA_changes.xlshttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=a93cfcc9-df92-4d84-be64-58fd6d788737 Key statistical concept

The exchange rates have been calculated by the International Monetary Fund, and are published in International Financial statistics. They are market rates averaged over the year.

PPPs are the rates of currency conversion that equalise the purchasing power of different countries by eliminating differences in price levels betwween countries. When converted by means of PPPs, the expenditures on GDP for different countries are in effect expressed at the same set of prices so that comparisons between countries reflect only differences in the volume of goods and services purchased.&nbsp;

A purchasing power parity (PPP) is a price relative which measures the number of units of country B's currency that are needed in country B to purchase the same quantity of an individual good or service as 1 unit of country A's currency will purchase in country A.

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