2017 International Comparison Program for Asia and the Pacific: Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures — Results and Methodology

Publication | October 2020

This publication provides in-depth analyses of purchasing power parities and real expenditures for 22 economies in Asia and the Pacific.

  • US$49.00 (paperback)

The report provides a comprehensive account of the 2017 International Comparison Program (ICP) cycle for 22 economies in Asia and the Pacific. It provides in-depth analyses of estimates of purchasing power parities (PPPs), total and per capita real (PPP-converted) gross domestic product and its component expenditures, and price level indexes showing relative costs of living. The PPPs enable comparison in real terms across economies by removing the price level differences among them. This report also presents in detail the conceptual framework and methodological approaches used in implementing the ICP.


  • An Introduction to the International Comparison Program
  • Basic Concepts and Measures in the International Comparison Program
  • Main Results and Analysis
  • A Comparative Analysis of the 2011 and 2017 Regional Results
  • Governance and Organization of the 2017 International Comparison Program
  • Methodology and Approaches
  • Economy Results and Experiences in Implementing the 2017 International Comparison Program
  • A History of Global and Regional Comparisons of Prices and Real Expenditures
  • Summary and Moving Forward
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Poverty
  • Statistics
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taipei,China
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • 394
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS200012-2
  • 978-92-9262-395-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-396-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-397-5 (ebook)

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