Accession Number : AD0775073

Title :   Ruble Price Levels and Dollar-Ruble Ratios of Soviet Machinery in the 1960s,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Becker,Abraham S.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Evidence from Soviet sources bearing on the movement of the wholesale prices of machinery is assessed with a view to inferring crude price indexes. Official indexes, constructed for the 1960s from a limited sample and weighted by 1961 output values, show an almost monotonic decline of machinery and metal working (MMW) prices between 1960 and 1967 and rough stability in other branches. One-time price increases in a number of materials branches were instituted in the last half of 1967.

Descriptors :   *Commerce, *Machines, *USSR, International, Metalworking, Money, Value, Industries, Economics

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE