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Participating Countries

The ICP was first established in 1968 as a joint venture of the UN and the International Comparisons Unit of the University of Pennsylvania, with financial contributions from the Ford Foundation and the World Bank. Starting with a modest project to undertake comparisons in 10 countries in 1970, further ICP rounds have been conducted in 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 (only partial), 1993, and 2005. By the time of the 1993 round, the ICP had expanded to the status of a truly global program. Coverage has increased from the initial 10 countries in 1970 to 118 in 1993, covering all regions of the world for the first time. OECD, in collaboration with the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) has continued to collect price data to estimate PPPs in its member states and currently operates on a three-year cycle. The 2005 ICP was the largest ICP round to date, covering 146 economies from five geographic regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America, and Western Asia, and the countries of the regular PPP program managed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT).

The current round brings over 180 countries under the ICP fold from six regions. The global program is run in close collaboration with the OECD/ Eurostat program. The OECD and Eurostat programs are, however, run independently from the global ICP formal management structure.

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Africa
1.Algeria
2.Angola
3.Benin
4.Botswana
5.Burkina Faso
6.Burundi
7.Cameroon
8.Cape Verde
9.Central African Republic
10.Chad
11.Comoros
12.Congo, Dem. Rep.
13.Congo, Rep.
14.Côte d'Ivoire
15.Djibouti
16.Egypt, Arab Rep.*
17.Equatorial Guinea
18.Eritrea
19.Ethiopia
20.Gabon
21.Gambia, The
22.Ghana
23.Guinea
24.Guinea-Bissau
25.Kenya
26.Lesotho
27.Liberia
28.Libya
29.Madagascar
30.Malawi
31.Mali
32.Mauritania
33.Mauritius
34.Morocco
35.Mozambique
36.Namibia
37.Niger
38.Nigeria
39.Rwanda
40.São Tomé and Principe
41.Senegal
42.Seychelles
43.Sierra Leone
44.South Africa
45.Sudan*
46.Swaziland
47.Tanzania
48.Togo
49.Tunisia
50.Uganda
51.Zambia
52.Zimbabwe
Asia & Pacific
1.Bangladesh
2.Bhutan
3.Brunei Darussalam
4.Cambodia
5.People's Republic of China
6.Fiji
7.Hong Kong, China
8.India
9.Indonesia
10.Lao PDR
11.Macao, China
12.Malaysia
13.Maldives
14.Mongolia
15.Myanmar
16.Nepal
17.Pakistan
18.Philippines
19.Singapore
20.Sri Lanka
21.Taipei, China
22.Thailand
23.Viet Nam
Commonwealth of Independent States
1.Armenia
2.Azerbaijan
3.Belarus
4.Kazakhstan
5.Kyrgyz Republic
6.Moldova
7.Russian Federation *
8.Tajikistan
9.Ukraine
10.Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
1.Anguilla
2.Antigua and Barbuda 
3.Argentina
4.Aruba
5.Bahamas 
6.Barbados 
7.Belize 
8.Bermuda
9.Bolivia
10.Brazil
11.British Virgin Islands
12.Cayman Islands
13.Chile*
14.Colombia
15.Costa Rica
16.Cuba
17.Curacao (former Netherland Antilles)
18.Dominican Republic
19.Dominica 
20.Ecuador
21.El Salvador
22.Grenada 
23.Guatemala
24.Guyana 
25.Haiti
26.Honduras
27.Jamaica 
28.Mexico*
29.Montserrat 
30.Nicaragua
31.Panama
32.Paraguay
33.Peru
34.St. Kitts and Nevis 
35.St. Lucia 
36.St. Vincent and the Grenadines
37.Suriname 
38.Trinidad and Tobago 
39.Turks and Caicos
40.Uruguay
41.Venezuela, RB
OECD - Eurostat
1.Albania
2.Australia
3.Austria
4.Belgium
5.Bosnia and Herzegovina
6.Bulgaria
7.Canada
8.Chile *
9.Croatia
10.Cyprus
11.Czech Republic
12.Denmark
13.Estonia
14.Finland
15.France
16.Germany
17.Greece
18.Hungary
19.Iceland
20.Ireland
21.Israel
22.Italy
23.Japan
24.Korea, Rep.
25.Latvia
26.Lithuania
27.Luxembourg
28.Macedonia, FYR
29.Malta
30.Mexico *
31.Montenegro
32.Netherlands
33.New Zealand
34.Norway
35.Poland
36.Portugal
37.Romania
38.Russian Federation *
39.Serbia
40.Slovak Republic
41.Slovenia
42.Spain
43.Sweden
44.Switzerland
45.Turkey
46.United Kingdom
47.United States
Pacific Islands
1.Cook Islands
2.Kiribati
3.Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 
4.Nauru
5.Niue
6.Northern Mariana Islands
7.Palau
8.Papua New Guinea
9.Pitcairn Islands
10.Samoa
11.Solomon Islands
12.Tokelau
13.Tonga
14.Tuvalu
15.Vanuatu
Western Asia
1.Bahrain 
2.Egypt, Arab Rep.*
3.Iraq 
4.Jordan 
5.Kuwait 
6.Lebanon 
7.Oman 
8.Qatar 
9.Saudi Arabia 
10.Sudan*
11.Syrian Arab Republic 
12.United Arab Emirates
13.West Bank & Gaza
14.Yemen, Rep.
* Country included in more than one region
   
Singleton Countries
Georgia  
Iran  
Turkmenistan



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