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Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures

Publication | August 2013
Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures

This publication presents the 2011 Asia and the Pacific regional PPPs and summary results of real GDP and its major components for the 23 participating economies.

This report presents the results of purchasing power parities (PPPs) in the 2011 International Comparison Program in Asia and the Pacific and background information on the concepts that underpin the results. The PPPs are disaggregated by major economic aggregates that enable robust cross-country comparisons. It includes variables such as per capita real gross domestic product, real per capita actual final consumption expenditure for measures of economic well-being, gross fixed capital formation reflecting investment, and price level indexes showing relative cost of living by economy.

Contents 

  • General Background
  • Main Results and Analysis
  • 2011 International Comparison Program in Asia and the Pacific - Governance and Methodology
  • Economy Experiences in Implementing the International Comparison Program
  • 2011 International Comparison Program Detailed Tables
  • Appendixes
  • Glossary of Terms
  • References