Training Course on 'Price Statistics and Indices' in Oman
Date: 10-13 November 2012
Venue: Muscat - Oman

The Centre organised training course on “Price Statistics and Indices” at the Ministry of National Economy Oman, on 12-14 November 2012. The course was provided by Mr. Cem Baş, an expert from the Turkish Statistical Institute and was attended by 20 staff members of Ministry of National Economy Oman.

The training course on “Price Statistics and Indices” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • General information about price indexes
  • Concept- Scope and Coverage of Consumer Price Indices (CPI)
  • Source of weights
  • Sampling Procedures
  • Treatment of seasonal products
  • Quality adjustments in general
  • Elementary aggregates
  • Data collection methods used in price data collection
  • Calculation of higher-level indices
  • Operation quality of CPI and chaining procedures
  • Data entry process and use of Index Calculation Software