Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

For over 30 years, representatives from national statistical agencies have met to address selected problems in statistical methods. The Voorburg Group derives its name from the city in Netherlands where it first met in 1987. The experience with the Voorburg Group has shown that the international community can benefit greatly from such a process. These informal consultative groups are an innovative way to use country resources to improve and speed up the international standards development process.

The mission of the Voorburg Group on Services Statistics is to establish and maintain an internationally comparable methodology for measuring output and producer price indexes for the service industries. We focus on the development of concepts and methods, the sharing of best practices, and identification of classification needs. The Voorburg Group has contributed over the years to building up and sharing a considerable and growing body of knowledge of Service Sector Statistics. It has prompted international cooperation in the development of standards and has assisted in resolving statistical and measurement challenges in the Service Sector.

At this site you can search for all the papers presented at every meeting, view the agenda and participants for all meetings and get the latest Voorburg Group News.

The Reference Documents tab contains the Voorburg Group's Strategic Plan, Content Development Framework, Glossary, and Thesaurus, as well as international recommendations and manuals on national accounting and price measurement.

Next Meeting

The 35th meeting of the Voorburg Group on Service Statistics will be hosted by Statistics Finland in Helsinki, Finland from September 21-25, 2020.

Details regarding the meeting venue, registration, agenda etc. will be posted in the spring of 2020.

For further information on the Voorburg Group, please contact the co-chairs:

Marcus Friden
Statistics Sweden
E-mail: Marcus.Friden@scb.se
OR
Bonnie Murphy
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
E-mail: Murphy.Bonnie@bls.gov
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