GDP per capita, PPP ( AAA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 08.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries



  • (1) The Universal Postal Union in collaboration with UN Global Pulse and UNSD Comtrade (on-going project of testing the proxy within the UN Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics). Data availability: ~ 170 countries. Real-time data. Available since 2010 in terms of volumes (partial archives back to 1999). Availability of values for most countries starting in 2016-17
  • (2) MIT. Evolving number of countries available. Potential of accessing real-time data.


  • (1) The UPU consolidates international postal and parcels data from tracking system in real-time, gathering several billions records every year on each international e-commerce transaction (the system could be expanded to cover domestic transactions as well)
  • (2) Already potentially available through MIT\One billion prices project\"."