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Ottawa Group on Price Indices

2.7 Prices (Ottawa= Group on Price Indices)
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Ongoing Work:

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=E2=80=A2 Applied research in the area of price indices, especially cons= umer price indices.
=E2=80=A2 Papers and proceedings are available on= the group's website, http://www.ottawagroup.org/.

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Priority objectives:

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Undertake research with a view to providing advice to national statistic= al offices on:

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1. Emerging issues in price indices including developments in weighting = and calculation methodology as well as inclusion of new goods/services.
2. Procedures for dealing with quality change.
3. Price measuremen= t for 'difficult-to-measure' such as insurance, health, legal services, fin= ancial services, apparel, cars, telecommunications and items subject to rap= id technological change.
4. Use of scanner data to improve data quali= ty and reduce price index compilation costs.
5. Housing and residenti= al property price indices.
6. International comparisons including the= International Comparison Programme (ICP).

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Meetings:

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The Ottawa Group last met in May 2011 at Statistics New Zealand in Welli= ngton (12th Meeting). This meeting considered topics on:

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=E2=80=A2 scanner data,
=E2=80=A2 price measurement for 'difficult= to measure' products and services,
=E2=80=A2 housing and residential= property price indices,
=E2=80=A2 developments in weighting and calc= ulation methodology,
=E2=80=A2 intra and inter-national comparability= and international comparisons, and
=E2=80=A2 emerging issues in pric= e indices.

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The next meeting (13th meeting) will be hosted by Statistics Denmark in = 2013 at Copenhagen.


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