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Descriptor English: Purchasing Power Parity
Descriptor Spanish: Paridad del Poder Adquisitivo
Descriptor Portuguese: Paridade do Poder de Compra
Descriptor French: Parité de Pouvoir d'Achat
Tree number(s): SP1.001.042.060
Scope note: Adjustment that eliminates the distortions generated by the different price levels of a product, homogenizing the value of one or several products to be bought, to the same base currency. It is usually used to compare the total production of goods and services of one country with respect to another or to a group of countries. For comparative purposes, it is necessary to express the total production to the same base currency, since each country expresses its production in a local currency unit and this could be influenced by a high price level or vice versa. (Free translation from: https://bit.ly/2gNLzvf)
Allowable Qualifiers: ED education
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 2019
DeCS ID: 58009
Unique ID: DDCS058009
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Purchasing Power Parity - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062277
Scope note Adjustment that eliminates the distortions generated by the different price levels of a product, homogenizing the value of one or several products to be bought, to the same base currency. It is usually used to compare the total production of goods and services of one country with respect to another or to a group of countries. For comparative purposes, it is necessary to express the total production to the same base currency, since each country expresses its production in a local currency unit and this could be influenced by a high price level or vice versa. (Free translation from: https://bit.ly/2gNLzvf)
Preferred term Purchasing Power Parity



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