Purchasing Power Parities (seven surveys)
Collection of prices and data for a number of surveys for input to Eurostat Purchasing Power Parities Programme. Eurostat uses this data to establish purchasing power parities for all participating countries which are used to deflate GDP figures for the purposes of allocation of Structural Funding.
Currently surveys are done under an annual contract with Eurostat whereby the office agrees to collect data for transmission to Eurostat. A draft regulation is in preparation which will cover this area.
Annual. three surveys are performed per year. The salaries survey is performed on an annual basis. A further six consumer price surveys are held on a three year rotational basis with two surveys each year.
Retail/service outlets in the Dublin region.
The Golden Pages business listing for the Dublin region.
Varies by survey - average of 50-100 outlets/data providers surveyed for the consumer price surveys. The same sample of six Government Departments is surveyed annually for the salaries survey.
Principal Variables Collected:
Prices and product description are collected (in particular noting brand and size/quantity). Each country has to indicate which items are representative of consumption for that country. This becomes relevant in the calculation process.
Principal External Users:
Eurostat. Price level data is not (as a rule) issued to any other party.
Business Area Specialists:
The business specialists above can be contacted by e-mail using their email@example.com