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International Comparison Program (ICP)

March 1999 - present


The International Comparison Program (ICP) is a worldwide statistical partnership to collect comparative price data and compile detailed expenditure values of countries' gross domestic products (GDP), and to estimate purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world's economies. Using PPPs instead of market exchange rates to convert currencies makes it possible to compare the output of economies and the welfare of their inhabitants in real terms (that is, controlling for differences in price levels). This series includes number of working papers provide information on ICP regional activities in countries, price surveys data, etc.



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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 31, 2016 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings : International Comparison Program (ICP) governing board inaugural meetings; ICP Africa task force meeting; national accounts seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean; eurostat PPP working group meeting; ICP Session at the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) 2016 Conference; center for global development report and recommendations; conference on sub-national PPPs, real GDP and living conditions comparisons; blog post by the World Bank development data group Director on the ICP; ... See More +

Working Paper 113263 DEC 31, 2016

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Operational guidelines and procedures for measuring the real size of the world economy (English)

The International Comparison Program (ICP) is a global statistical initiative that collects prices, national accounts expenditures, and related information from the world's economies in order to compare the purchasing powers of their currencies. ... See More +

Publication 99028 AUG 01, 2015

Brannon,Morgan; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Djayeola,Biokou Mathieu; Hamadeh,Nada; Mouyelo-Katoula,Michel; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Romand,Virginia; Song,Inyoung; Vogel,Frederic A.; Yamanaka,Mizuki; Abels,Miglena; Jerbi,Imededdine; Lee,Min Ji; Min,Kyung Sam Disclosed

Purchasing power parities and real expenditures of World economics : a comprehensive report of the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)

The International Comparison Program (ICP) is a large and highly complex worldwide statistical program conducted under the charter of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC). ... See More +

Publication 92494 NOV 05, 2014

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International Comparison Program (ICP) country software : user manual (English)

The ICP Country Software is a part of the International Comparison Program which includes a series of statistical surveys held worldwide to collect price data for a sample of commonly bought goods and services. ... See More +

Working Paper 90883 APR 16, 2014

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Regional coordinators eleventh meeting : minutes of meeting (March 3, 2014) (English)

The eleventh meeting of the international comparison program (ICP) 2011 regional coordinators (RCs) was held on March 3, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. ... See More +

Working Paper 90970 MAR 03, 2014

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2011 ICP global report outline draft as of February 21, 2014 : eleventh Executive Board meeting (English)

The purpose of international comparison program (ICP) is to compare the price and real expenditure levels of gross domestic product (GDP) and component expenditures across participating countries; a description of the basic requirements of international comparisons of GDP; and the definition of purchasing power parities (PPPs) and when they are used in lieu of exchange rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 90264 MAR 02, 2014

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Eleventh ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)

The eleventh meeting of the international comparison program (ICP) 2011 Executive Board took place on March 2, 2014 in New York. to: (i) review and discuss the final ICP 2011 global results; (ii) provide feedback on the outline of the ICP 2011 final report; and (iii) determine a date for publication of the ICP 2011 final global results. ... See More +

Working Paper 90263 MAR 02, 2014

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Findings of the second ICP results review group meeting : eleventh Executive Board meeting (English)

The purpose of the meeting was to review the results from the final computations of the global level purchasing power parities (PPPs) and real expenditures. ... See More +

Working Paper 91007 MAR 02, 2014

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Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)

This report provides the Commission with a comprehensive update on the status of the implementation of the 2011 round of the International Comparison Program (ICP), with specific emphasis on the activities that took place from November 2012 - November 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 91002 MAR 01, 2014

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Quality assurance framework for the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)

This report is a product of the Executive Boards meeting of the International Comparison Program (ICP) held in New York on February 21, 2010. The ICP quality assurance framework (QAF) is derived from the IMF-DQAF, which is the Data Quality Assessment Framework that has been developed by the International Monetary Fund. ... See More +

Working Paper 90206 FEB 21, 2014

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Understanding changes in methodology between the 2005 and 2011 international comparison programs : tenth Executive Board meeting (English)

This paper provides an overview of the technical decisions that underlie the results of the 2011 international comparison program (ICP) and concludes that there are no further steps or computations that will have any substantive impact on the final results. ... See More +

Working Paper 90262 JAN 24, 2014

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Tenth ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)

The tenth meeting of the international comparison program (ICP) 2011 Executive Board took place on January 24, 2014, at the World Bank in Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) to: (i) confirm the due diligence undertaken for the ICP 2011; (ii) ensure quality global results; and (iii) agree upon an action plan towards the release of the final global results. ... See More +

Working Paper 90261 JAN 24, 2014

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Lessons learned from use of basket of construction components (English)

The underlying principle of the Basket of Construction Components (BOCC) was that the construction costs of residential and non residential buildings and civil engineering works could be compared by pricing the major components going into the construction of each. ... See More +

Working Paper 90522 JAN 01, 2014

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Terms of reference : ICP tool pack testing (English)

The primary objective of the tool pack is to improve national and international data collection and processing capacity. Its aim is to strengthen key areas of data development, including: (a) supporting national price collection efforts; (b) standardizing price collection and gap filling methods within and across countries; (c) permitting data validation through a systematic procedure as the price data is moved back and forth through a hierarchy of processing to regional and global offices; and (d) ensuring data collection consistency over time and space. ... See More +

Working Paper 90331 JAN 01, 2014

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ICP computation task force meeting : issues around the calculation of PPPS and the publication of results for the Pacific region (English)

The Pacific region will be linked to other regions via three link countries that have participated in both the Pacific comparison and the Asian comparison (in the case of Fiji) and the OECD comparison (in the case of New Zealand and Australia). ... See More +

Working Paper 90821 DEC 03, 2013

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Fifth meeting of the ICP computation task force meeting (December 2-3, 2013) (English)

The fifth meeting of the computation task force (CoTaF) was held on December 2-3, 2013 at the World Bank in Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.). ... See More +

Working Paper 90824 DEC 03, 2013

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Fifth meeting of the ICP computation task force meeting (December 2-3, 2013) (English)

The fifth meeting of the computation task force (CoTaF) was held on December 2-3, 2013 at the World Bank in Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.). ... See More +

Working Paper 90795 DEC 03, 2013

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Minutes of the first meeting (November 19, 2013) (English)

The first meeting of the 2011 international comparison program (ICP) results review group was held on November 19, 2013 at the World Bank in Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.). ... See More +

Working Paper 91006 NOV 19, 2013

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Ninth ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)

The ninth meeting of the international comparison program (ICP) 2011 Executive Board took place on October 30, 2013, at the World Bank in Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) to address the critical stage of finalizing the computation process and publishing results. ... See More +

Working Paper 90260 OCT 30, 2013

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ICP 2011 global preliminary results : ninth technical advisory group meeting (September 25-27, 2013) (English)

This report presents tabular data on the following topics: parities; price level; expenditure shares (nominal); per capita expenditures (nominal); expenditure shares (real); per capita expenditures (real); country expenditure shares (nominal); expenditures (nominal); country expenditure shares (real); expenditures (real); per capita expenditures; expenditures (nominal); per capita relative expenditures (nominal); per capita relative expenditures (real); parities diagnostics; nominal expenditure shares diagnostics; and per capita expenditures (real). ... See More +

Working Paper 90787 SEP 27, 2013

Dikhanov, Yuri Disclosed

International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 30, 2016 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: ICP-Western Asia: sub-regional validation workshop; ICP-Asia: third technical evaluation and regional training workshop; poverty and shared prosperity 2016: taking on Inequality; and upcoming governance meeting. ... See More +

Newsletter 113261 SEP 30, 2016

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for June 30, 2016 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: ICP inter-agency coordination group meeting; CPI expert group meeting session; ICP-Asia training and technical evaluation workshop; annual bank conference on development economics: data and development economics; and quality assurance procedures for estimating PPPs at the 2016 European conference on quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 113260 JUN 30, 2016

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 31, 2015 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: Professor Angus Deaton wins Nobel Prize; third meeting of ICP Regional Coordinating Agencies; measuring global poverty: past, present, and future; ICP 2011 Evaluation and the UNSC 2016 session; innovations and alternative data sources to inform price statistics; and synergies between CPIs and PPPs and integration of survey activities. ... See More +

Newsletter 106043 DEC 31, 2015

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2015 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: $1.90 international poverty line incorporates 2011 PPPs; workshop on crowdsourcing food prices in Africa; 60th International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress; latest uses of ICP results; PPP info-graphics; regional activities; and ICP operational guide. ... See More +

Newsletter 106044 SEP 30, 2015

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2015 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: second meeting of the international comparison program (ICP) regional coordinating agencies; workshops and seminars; regional activities; and blog post on millennium development goal (MDG) monitoring using public private partnership (PPP) data. ... See More +

Newsletter 99387 JUN 30, 2015

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for March 2015 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: 2015 world development indicators featuring international comparison program (ICP) 2011 results; 46th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission; meeting of the ICP friends of the chair group; video tutorial on YouTube; revised operational guide; regional activities; and workshops and seminars. ... See More +

Newsletter 99386 MAR 31, 2015

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: international comparison program (ICP) in the media; ICP workshops; publications; 46th United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) session; and ICP video tutorials. ... See More +

Newsletter 99385 DEC 31, 2014

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: international comparison program (ICP) in the media; ICP workshops; publications; 46th United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) session; and ICP video tutorials. ... See More +

Newsletter 94375 DEC 31, 2014

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2013 (English)

This issue of the International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following headings: fifty-ninth International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress, ICP Toolkit V5.1, regional activities, and a special interview with Angus Deaton. ... See More +

Newsletter 83980 SEP 30, 2013

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2013 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: eighth technical advisory group meeting; ninth regional coordinators' meeting; special interview seven Mr. ... See More +

Newsletter 80662 JUN 30, 2013

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for March 2013 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: special interview six; and full interview.

Newsletter 76989 MAR 31, 2013

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for December 2012 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: seventh Executive Board meeting; governance activities; regional activities; materials and tools; and special interview five. ... See More +

Newsletter 76988 DEC 31, 2012

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for September 2012 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: seventh ICP technical advisory group meeting; seventh ICP regional coordinators meeting; seventh ICP Executive Board meeting; regional activities; operational tools and materials; and special interview four. ... See More +

Newsletter 76987 SEP 30, 2012

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2012 (English)

This newsletter includes the following heading: governance activities; regional activities; operational materials; outreach activities; special interview; milestones; and importance for International Comparison Program (ICP). ... See More +

Newsletter 72603 JUN 30, 2012

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for March 2011 (English)

This newsletter includes the following heading: governance meetings; special interview series 2 (cont'd); regional activities (cont'd); and materials and tools. ... See More +

Newsletter 68298 MAR 01, 2012

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for December 2011 (English)

This newsletter includes the following heading: data submission; ICP in Pacific Islands; ICP operational guide - additional guidance; and ICP seminar at the US Department of Agriculture. ... See More +

Newsletter 68297 DEC 31, 2011

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for November 2011 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: additional methodological guidelines; machinery and equipment; product brands; mission information; and construction. ... See More +

Newsletter 68296 NOV 30, 2011

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for October 2011 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: fifth ICP Executive Board meeting; Technical Advisory Group; fifth meeting of ICP regional coordinators; computation task force; Validation Expert Group; and regional activities. ... See More +

Newsletter 65788 OCT 31, 2011

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for September 2011 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: regional activities; internal workshop; machinery update; International Association of Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW); learned in Bangkok; and special interview. ... See More +

Newsletter 65787 SEP 30, 2011

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for August 2011 (English)

This International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter includes the following heading: special interview; ICP sessions at the International Statistical Institute (ISI) 2011 World Congress; and global office validation workshop. ... See More +

Newsletter 64857 AUG 31, 2011

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International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 31, 2016 (English)
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DEC 31, 2016 113263 Working Paper
Operational guidelines and procedures for measuring the real size of the world economy (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99028 Publication
Purchasing power parities and real expenditures of World economics : a comprehensive report of the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)
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NOV 05, 2014 92494 Publication
International Comparison Program (ICP) country software : user manual (English)
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APR 16, 2014 90883 Working Paper
Regional coordinators eleventh meeting : minutes of meeting (March 3, 2014) (English)
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MAR 03, 2014 90970 Working Paper
2011 ICP global report outline draft as of February 21, 2014 : eleventh Executive Board meeting (English)
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MAR 02, 2014 90264 Working Paper
Eleventh ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)
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MAR 02, 2014 90263 Working Paper
Findings of the second ICP results review group meeting : eleventh Executive Board meeting (English)
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MAR 02, 2014 91007 Working Paper
Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91002 Working Paper
Quality assurance framework for the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)
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FEB 21, 2014 90206 Working Paper
Understanding changes in methodology between the 2005 and 2011 international comparison programs : tenth Executive Board meeting (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 90262 Working Paper
Tenth ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 90261 Working Paper
Lessons learned from use of basket of construction components (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90522 Working Paper
Terms of reference : ICP tool pack testing (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90331 Working Paper
ICP computation task force meeting : issues around the calculation of PPPS and the publication of results for the Pacific region (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 90821 Working Paper
Fifth meeting of the ICP computation task force meeting (December 2-3, 2013) (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 90824 Working Paper
Fifth meeting of the ICP computation task force meeting (December 2-3, 2013) (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 90795 Working Paper
Minutes of the first meeting (November 19, 2013) (English)
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NOV 19, 2013 91006 Working Paper
Ninth ICP 2011 Executive Board meeting : minutes of meeting (English)
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OCT 30, 2013 90260 Working Paper
ICP 2011 global preliminary results : ninth technical advisory group meeting (September 25-27, 2013) (English)
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SEP 27, 2013 90787 Working Paper
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 30, 2016 (English)
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SEP 30, 2016 113261 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for June 30, 2016 (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 113260 Working Paper
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 31, 2015 (English)
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DEC 31, 2015 106043 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2015 (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 106044 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2015 (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 99387 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for March 2015 (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 99386 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 99385 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for December 2014 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 94375 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for September 2013 (English)
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SEP 30, 2013 83980 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2013 (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 80662 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for March 2013 (English)
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MAR 31, 2013 76989 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for December 2012 (English)
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DEC 31, 2012 76988 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for September 2012 (English)
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SEP 30, 2012 76987 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for June 2012 (English)
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JUN 30, 2012 72603 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : quarterly update for March 2011 (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68298 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for December 2011 (English)
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DEC 31, 2011 68297 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for November 2011 (English)
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NOV 30, 2011 68296 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for October 2011 (English)
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OCT 31, 2011 65788 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for September 2011 (English)
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SEP 30, 2011 65787 Newsletter
International Comparison Program (ICP) : monthly updates for August 2011 (English)
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AUG 31, 2011 64857 Newsletter