Today, price statistics in the CIS countries develops as a complicated system based on common methodological principles, focused primarily on the needs of users. It based on the application of international standards and providing users with the statistical information for economic analysis and forecasting.
The methodological basis of price statistics are "
Consumer price index manual: Theory and practice" (ILO, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, UNECE, World Bank, 2004) and " Producers price index manual: Theory and practice" (ILO, IMF, OECD, UNECE, World Bank, 2004).

            The system of price indices compiled by the national statistical bodies, includes indices of prices and tariffs for goods and services in the consumer market, producer price indices of industrial production, producer price indices of agricultural products, indices of tariffs for cargo transportation, etc.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) characterize changes of the general price level of goods and services purchased by the population for non-productive consumption over the time period. The CPI measures the ratio of the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services at prices of the current period to its value in the prices of the previous (baseline) period, and does not account for changes in consumption patterns of the population.

Industrial producer price indices characterize changes of prices of industrial output over the period of time. They are computed on the basis of the observation of changes of these prices by registering prices of commodities-representatives. This observation is carried out with regard to the enterprises included in the sample survey.

Industrial producer price indices compiled by branches of economic activities, which are based on the statistical classification of economic activities of the European Union NACE red.2. or NACE, Rev.1.

Agricultural producer price indices - indicators of the dynamics of prices for realized agricultural products of all categories of agricultural enterprises in all sales channels.

      Construction producer price indices - calculated by aggregating of the price indices on elements of technological structure of investments into fixed capital (construction and installation work, machinery and equipment, and other works and costs). The shares of these elements in the total amount of investment into fixed capital are used as the weights.
















Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS