Voorburg Group Meeting Rome 2018

33rd Meeting of the Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

The primary objective of the Group is to establish an internationally comparable methodology for measuring the constant dollar outputs of the services industries. The focus of the Voorburg Group is to develop concepts, methods, and best practices in the areas of services.

The Voorburg Group on Service Statistics was created in 1986 in response to a request from the United Nations Statistical Office (UNSO) for assistance in developing services statistics.

The main purpose of the Group is to serve as a forum for the exchange of views among National Statistics Offices as well as relevant International Statistical Organisations on services statistics. Since 2005, the primary objective of the Group is to establish an internationally comparable methodology for measuring the constant dollar outputs of the services industries. The focus of the Voorburg Group is to develop concepts, methods, and best practices in the areas of services. The scope of the Voorburg Group is centered on producer price indices (PPIs) for services, turnover by products, and classifications.

The Voorburg Group has contributed over the years to building up and sharing a considerable and growing body of knowledge on Service Sector Statistics. It has promoted international cooperation in the development of standards and has assisted in resolving statistical and measurement challenges in the Service Sector.

The meeting is hosted by the Italian National Institute of Statistics and will be held in Rome at the Hotel Quirinale, from Monday 24th to Friday 28th September 2018.