Price Indices

Price Indices

In view of the tremendous economic developments in our contemporary world and the need to produce economic indicators to follow these developments and changes, the Department of Statistics (DoS) has established the Prices Division with the aim to construct and extract those indicators.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI):

  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is based on the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) in determining the goods and services whose prices must be collected as well as in determining the weights of goods and services.
  • The prices of goods and services are collected through a sample of shops from all governorates of the Kingdom.
  • The Laspeyres Formula is used in the calculation of the index number.
  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is issued monthly through a report on the index number, a press release and Excel tables containing the results.
  • The international Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose (COICOP) is used in addition to other international methodologies and recommendations.
  • As for the dissemination dates, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in the local and world press. Dissemination deadline is ten days after end of the reference month.
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The Producer Price index (PPI):

  • The Producer Price Index (PPI) is based on the data of the General Census of Economic Establishments as well as on the Industrial Statistics Survey during the census year to determine the economic activities that will be included in calculating the index number.
  • A sample of establishments whose data will be collected is drawn from the general frame of establishments.
  • Goods with significant relative importance produced by enterprises are identified.
  • The Laspeyres Formula is used in calculating the index number.
  • The Producer Price Index (PPI) is issued monthly through a report on the index number, a press release and Excel tables containing the results.
  • The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC – 4) is used in addition to other international methodologies and recommendations.
  • As for the dissemination dates, the Producer Price Index (PPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in the local and world press. Dissemination deadline is thirty days after end of the reference month.

The Industrial Production Index (IPI):

  • The Industrial Production Index (IPI) is based on the data of the General Census of Economic Establishments as well as on the Industrial Statistics Survey during the census year to determine the economic activities that will be included in calculating the index number.
  • A sample of establishments whose data will be collected is drawn from the general frame of establishments.
  • Goods with significant relative importance produced by enterprises are identified.
  • The Laspeyres Formula is used in calculating the index number.
  • The Industrial Production Index (IPI) is issued monthly through a report on the index number, a press release and Excel tables containing the results.
  • The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC – 4) is used in addition to other international methodologies and recommendations.
  • As for the dissemination dates, the Industrial Production Index (IPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in the local and world press. Dissemination deadline is forty days after end of the reference month.

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is based on the data of the General Census of Economic Establishments to determine the economic activities that will be included in calculating the index number.
  • A sample of establishments whose data will be collected is drawn from the General Frame of Establishments.
  • Goods with significant relative importance are identified by the enterprises.
  • The Laspeyres Formula is used in calculating the index number.
  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is issued quarterly through a report on the index number, a press release and Excel tables containing the results.
  • The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC – 4) is used in addition to other international methodologies and recommendations.
  • As for the dissemination dates, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is one of the indicators published quarterly in the local press. Dissemination deadline is thirty days after end of the reference month.
  1. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  2. The Producer Price index (PPI)
  3. The Industrial Production Index (IPI)
  4. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)

1. Consumer Price Index (CPI):1. Consumer Price Index (CPI):The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) on the international web sites and in the local press. Dissemination deadline is (TEN days) after end of the reference month.

2. Producer Price index (PPI):The Producer Price Index (PPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard(SDDS) on the international web sites and in the local press. Dissemination deadline is (THIRTY days) after end of the reference month.

3. Industrial Production Index (IPI): The Industrial Production Index (IPI) is one of the indicators published monthly in accordance with the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) on the international web sites and in the local press. Dissemination deadline is (FORTY days) after end of the reference month.

4. Wholesale Price Index (WPI):The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) is one of the indicators published quarterly in the local press. Dissemination deadline is (THIRTY days) after end of the reference month.

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