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Issue Date: February 14th 2019
Last modified: April 4th 2019

Scanner Data

The learning output from the Scanner Data Task Team.

Documentation Link: https://unstats.un.org/bigdata/taskteams/scannerdata/

Scanner data is a Big Data source being increasingly used in national statistical systems for the calculation of price indices as statistical offices explore ways to meet the expectation of society for enhanced products and improved, more efficient ways of working.

Many of the price measurement issues and methods for scanner data from supermarket chains and other retailers apply also to other big data sources (for example, online prices obtained from webscraping).

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