Ongoing methodological work and priority objectives
• The Practical Guide to Producing Consumer Price Indices, with an accompanying CD-ROM with training materials and references, was published by the UNECE in October 2009.
• The Export and Import Price Index Manual was published by the IMF in December 2009.
• The PPI Manual is being translated into Spanish and French language versions. The work is organized by the IMF.
• Work to produce a Handbook on Real Estate Price Indices, coordinated by Eurostat, has been initiated with the purpose of having the Handbook finalized in 2012.
• The Ottawa Group on Price Indices held its 11th meeting in May 2009 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Statistical Office of Switzerland.
• The international Expert Meeting on Consumer Price Indices, organized jointly by UNECE and ILO, will take place in May 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.