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Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies, Meeting

April 1, 2019
The Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre with the co-operation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ...

Palau CPI rebase: September 2016 = 100

July 21, 2018
Starting from the first quarter of 2018, the Palau Bureau of Budget and Planning has switched to calculating and publishing its quarterly Consumer Price Index (CPI) series based on an updated set of weights and basket of representative goods and services.

Launch of the PACHS17

June 20, 2018
Launching of the Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 (PACHS17)...

SPC-ABS workshop on updating the weight reference period of the Consumer Price Index

June 2, 2017
Between 29 May and 1 June 2017, statisticians from Pacific Island countries and territories came together in Noumea, New Caledonia for a workshop on updating the weight reference period of the consumer price index (CPI). The workshop was organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and aimed at training price index compilers on the use of data from expenditure surveys and other sources to rebase their CPI.

Regional classification of occupations and jobs common in Pacific Island countries and territories just released

June 15, 2016
SDD has released the Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016).

18th Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Annual Conference

June 11, 2016
The 18th OCO Annual Conference was held in Funafuti, Tuvalu from 1 to 3 June 2016.

Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics week in Thailand

May 14, 2016
May 2016 saw the organisation of the very first Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics (APES) week.

SPC-PFTAC Workshop on quality adjustments and item substitution in the Consumer Price Index

November 27, 2015
Between 23 and 27 November 2015, statisticians from Pacific countries and territories came together in Nadi, Fiji for a workshop on quality adjustments and item substitution.