Definition: Asterisk product
Purchasing power parities
A representative product so called because, when reporting prices, countries participating in Eurostat and OECD comparisons assign asterisks (*) to identify which of the products they have priced are representative. See also "representativity indicators".
Eurostat and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2005 Edition), "Eurostat-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities", Methods and Nomenclatures, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2006