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PURCHASER’S PRICES – SNA

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French Equivalent: Prix d’acquisition - SCN

Definition:
The purchaser’s price is the amount paid by the purchaser, excluding any deductible VAT or similar deductible tax, in order to take delivery of a unit of a good or service at the time and place required by the purchaser; the purchaser’s price of a good includes any transport charges paid separately by the purchaser to take delivery at the required time and place.

Context:
The amount paid by the purchaser in order to take delivery of a unit of a good or service at the time and place required by the purchaser. It excludes any VAT (or similar deductible tax on products) which the purchaser can deduct from his or her own VAT liability invoiced to customers. It includes supplier’s retail and wholesale margins, separately invoiced transport and insurance charges and any VAT (or similar deductible tax on products) that the purchaser cannot deduct from his or her own VAT liability.

A purchaser’s price for a product is the producer’s price plus supplier’s retail and wholesale margins, separately invoiced transport and insurance charges and nondeductible taxes on products payable by the purchaser.

Purchasers’ prices are the prices most relevant for decision-making by buyers.

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

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

Source Publication:
SNA 6.215, 15.28 [2.73, 3.83].

Cross References:
Producer’s price
Purchaser’s prices – ESA

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Version Indicator: SNA

Statistical Theme: Prices and purchasing power partities

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, July 8, 2005