The International Comparison Program (ICP) is being implemented as a true global initiative for the second time, with the reference year 2011. It will build on well programmed activities of a wide network of national and bi- and multi-lateral institutions that will engage in methodological research and review, survey activities and data processing and analysis in the areas of price statistics and national accounts and related fields with a view to estimating purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world’s principal economies. More ...
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The main results of the ICP 2005 round can be downloaded from DDP. DDP is a web resource for retrieving and reporting development-related data. Using its functionalities, one can prepare web reports, charts and maps which can be published and shared over the web. It provides powerful features to customize these reports and manage them. As far as ICP statistics are concerned, DDP includes data from the ICP 2005 round for 24 categories of expenditures and goods and services, including the GDP itself. These are:
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- Actual individual consumption (+/-)
- Food and non-alcoholic beverages
- Alcoholic beverages & tobacco
- Clothing and footwear
- Housing, water, electricity, gas
& other fuels
- Furnishings, household equipment
& household maintenance
- Recreation & culture
- Restaurants & hotels
- Miscellaneous goods & services
- Net purchases from abroad
- Individual consumption expenditure by households
- Individual consumption expenditure by government
- Collective consumption expenditure by government
- Gross fixed capital formation (+/-)
- Machinery and equipment
- Other products
- Changes in inventories and valuables
- Balance of exports and imports
For each country that participated in the ICP 2005, and for each of these categories, the system provides data for 17 indicators including: Exchange rate; Purchasing Power Parities; Expenditure shares of GDP; Total and per capita expenditures in US Dollars both in exchange rate term and PPP term; Price level index with the US or the whole world as a base. These data can also be downloaded for the regions or country groupings such as: Asia and Pacific, Africa, South America, OECD and Eurostat, etc.
DDP is developed and maintained by the Development Data Group (DECDG) and its partners.