Price Index News

About Price Index News

This quarterly newsletter provides information about price index statistics. It includes updates on development projects, information on index sources and methods, links to articles, and closer analysis of specific areas of prices.

To view any of the latest 12 issues of Price Index News, please click on the issue links above. Click on 'Previous issues' to access earlier issues.

The four other links above each lead to individual web pages with links to previous articles, published under the following headings:

  • Short stories (analytical articles with a prices theme)
  • Nuts and bolts (information on the data sources and methods we use to prepare price indexes)
  • Virtual papers (papers with a prices theme prepared by Statistics NZ or others)
  • Working with others (articles and papers about our prices-related work with others).

An additional web page – CPI sources and methods – is linked from the Nuts and bolts page above. CPI sources and methods contains CPI nuts and bolts articles under headings based on the 11 CPI groups.

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ISSN 2350-3092