The consumers price index (CPI) records changes to the prices of consumer items bought by New Zealand households, giving a measure of inflation. The CPI measures price changes for food, housing, personal and health care, recreation and education, transportation, tobacco and alcohol, credit services, household operation, and apparel.
Statistics NZ is convening a consumers price index (CPI) advisory committee, which will meet on 8–10 May 2013 to undertake an independent review of the methods and practices used to compile the CPI and advise the Government Statistician on the CPI.
See CPI Advisory Committee 2013 for more details.
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Consumers Price Index – information releases
This quarterly release provides information on the price change of goods and services purchased by private New Zealand households.
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Time series data is available from Infoshare in the category 'Economic indicators' then the group 'Consumers Price Index'.
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Analytical retrospective superlative index based on New Zealand’s CPI: 2011 (published 2011)
Results of a review that involved reselecting and reweighting the basket of representative goods and services, and analysis of how the CPI would have tracked had the index not been reweighted in 2006 and/or 2008.
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