Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (PACCOICOP) 2020

The Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020 (PACCOICOP 2020) is a regional classification of goods and services purchased by individuals and households in the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). The manual has been derived from the United Nations (UNs) Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP) 2018 (white cover publication, pre-edited text). The only difference between the two is the inclusion of the non-consumption expenditure in the PACCOICOP as supplementary information. PACCOICOP 2020 has many uses, of which the major ones are:

  • for household expenditure statistics, based on the household income and expenditure surveys (HIES) conducted by PICTs on an ad hoc basis, and the analysis of living standards;
  • for establishing weights and aggregate prices of the Consumer Price Index (CPI);
  • for international comparisons of gross domestic product (GDP) and its component expenditure through purchasing power parities; and
  • for statistics relating to culture, sports, food, health, tourism and poverty.

PACCOICOP 2020 succeeds PACCOICOP 2012. All goods and services from the 2012 classification have a concordance with the 2020 classification at the commodity level of detail.

PACCOICOP is tailor-made for the Pacific and is expected to benefit users of economic as well as social statistics.

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