Purchasing power parities, 2011

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Data for purchasing power parities (PPPs) and related series are now available for 2011. These include consumption- and expenditure-based data from the Canada/United States bilateral program as well as the update of PPPs from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) multilateral program.

These statistics incorporate the latest prices from the OECD's benchmark exercise for 2008. Current dollar expenditure and corresponding price indices from the Canadian System of National Accounts (released in May 2012) and the US National Income and Product Accounts (released in July 2012) have also been used in the bilateral program.

Available without charge in CANSIM: tables CANSIM table380-0037, CANSIM table380-0057 and CANSIM table380-0058.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number1901.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or the Media Hotline (613-951-4636; statcan.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.statcan@canada.ca).