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1 Strategic Vision for the Voorburg Group on Services Statistics Louis Marc Ducharme Economic Statistics Branch Statistics Canada ICES-III Montréal June 2007 Session 4

2 Table of Content Origins, issues and choices. Vision and some challenges. Recent developments. What have we learned? Future work agenda.

3 Origins, Issues and Choices Lack of resources and conceptual difficulties. Convergence and sharing best practices. Standards for Measurement. Broad range of issues related to services. Prioritize, monitor and complete tasks on conceptual and methodological issues.

4 Vision Development of new concepts, methods and best practices in the areas of: Classification issues; Output measures; Price indices. Maintenance and improvement of knowledge base as well as dissemination of results should be carried out by the UN Statistical Division and UN Statistical Commission.

5 Recent Developments Content Development Framework: Mini presentations on current practices and methods; Integration of sessions on turnover and prices; Sector paper. Price Index Thesaurus. Country Reports and Scorecards.

6 Price Index Thesaurus Price methods: Direct use of prices of repeated services; Contract pricing; Model pricing; Unit values; Component pricing; Percentage fees; Pricing based on working time.

7 Price Index Thesaurus (2) Data type in the Survey: Percentages fees and related value; List prices; Input prices; Real transaction prices; Revenues and amount sold; Expert estimate.

8 Country Reports and Scorecards Progress report on recent development on turnover and prices. Level of alignment of turnover/output statistics and price indices for purpose of deflation. Scoreboard have been established for six industries in 22 countries. Half of the industry-level turnovers were or about to be aligned with its relevant price indices.

9 Scoreboard by Industry Freight Transport by Road (ISIC 4923). Management Consultancy (ISIC 7020). General Cleaning of Building (ISIC 8121). Storage and Warehousing (ISIC 5210). Passenger Rail Transport (ISIC 4911). Coastal Water Transport (ISIC 5011 & 5012).

10 Lessons Learned Structured timetable. Holistic approach. Common terminology. Scoreboard. Work between meetings.

11 Future Work Agenda MeetingMini- presentation Sector paper 2006Freight transportation by road (ISIC 4923) Management consultancy (ISIC 7020) 2007IT and Computer Services Freight transportation by road (ISIC 4923) Management consultancy (ISIC 7020)

12 Thank you Questions: ?


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