Compilation of Export and Import Price Indices

02/18/2019 - 02/22/2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa

This is a joint seminar with East AFRITAC and the Common Market for Southern Africa (COMESA).

The main objective is to strengthen the participants’ knowledge of price indices concepts and methods. The focus will be on specific data sources and compilation procedures.

This five-day seminar will focus on specific issues and challenges relating to the implementation of international standards and best practices regarding the compilation of price indices. Topics will include general price indices issues, challenges, and problems such as developing/updating weights, selecting samples, quality adjustment issues, pricing difficult items, and others. Participants will be invited to list specific questions, topics, issues which will be discussed during the seminar.