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6461.0 - Australian Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2005  
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Contents >> Appendix 3 - Tradables, non tradables and volatile items

All groups, tradables component: comprises all items whose prices are largely determined on the world market.

All groups, non-tradables component: comprises all items not included in the 'All groups, tradables component'.

All groups excluding ‘volatile items’: comprises the All groups CPI excluding Fruit and vegetables and Automotive fuel.

Market goods and services excluding ‘volatile items’: in addition to the items excluded from the series "All groups excluding ‘volatile items’", also excludes: utilities, property rates and charges, health, other motoring charges, urban transport fares, postal, education and child care.


TRADABLES AND NON-TRADABLES

The following table shows, for each CPI group, which expenditure classes have been classified as tradable and which have been classified as non-tradable. In aggregate 51 expenditure classes, accounting for approximately 47 per cent of the CPI by weight, have been classified as tradable. The remaining 38 expenditure classes, accounting for approximately 53 per cent of the CPI by weight have been classified as non-tradable.


TRADABLESNON-TRADABLES
Food
Cheese
Ice cream and other dairy products
Other cereal products
Beef and veal
Lamb and mutton
Pork
Other fresh and processed meat
Fish and other seafood
Fruit
Vegetables
Soft drinks, waters and juices
Snacks and confectionery
Tea, coffee and food drinks
Food additives and condiments
Fats and oils
Food n.e.c.

Alcohol and tobacco
Wine
Spirits
Tobacco

Clothing and footwear
Men's outerwear
Men's underwear, nightwear and socks
Women's outerwear
Women's underwear, nightwear and hosiery
Children's and infants' clothing
Men's footwear
Women's footwear
Children's footwear
Clothing accessories and jewellery
Fabrics and knitting wool

Housing








Household furnishings, supplies and services
Furniture
Floor and window coverings
Towels and linen
Major household appliances
Small electric household appliances
Glassware, tableware and household utensils
Tools
Household cleaning agents
Other household supplies

Health
Pharmaceuticals



Transportation
Motor vehicles
Automotive fuel
Motor vehicle parts and accessories

Communication



Recreation
Audio, visual and computing equipment
Audio, visual and computing media and services
Books
Newspapers and magazines
Sports and recreational equipment
Toys, games and hobbies
Pets, pet foods and supplies
Overseas holiday travel and accommodation

Education




Miscellaneous
Toiletries and personal care products
Food
Milk
Bread
Cakes and biscuits
Breakfast cereals
Poultry
Bacon and ham
Restaurant meals
Take away and fast foods
Eggs
Jams, honey and sandwich spreads







Alcohol and tobacco
Beer



Clothing and footwear
Clothing services and shoe repair










Housing
Rents
Electricity
Gas and other household fuels
Water and sewerage
House purchase
Property rates and charges
House repairs and maintenance

Household furnishings, supplies and services
Household services









Health
Hospital and medical services
Optical services
Dental services

Transportation
Motor vehicle repair and servicing
Other motoring charges
Urban transport fares

Communication
Postal
Telecommunication

Recreation
Sports participation
Pet services including veterinary
Other recreational activities
Domestic holiday travel and accommodation





Education
Preschool and primary education
Secondary education
Tertiary education

Miscellaneous
Insurance services
Hairdressing and personal care services
Child care


ALL GROUPS EXCLUDING "VOLATILE ITEMS"

The All groups excluding 'volatile items' series comprises the All groups CPI excluding the Fruit, Vegetables and Automotive fuel expenditure classes.


MARKET GOODS AND SERVICES EXCLUDING "VOLATILE ITEMS"

In addition to the items excluded from the series 'All groups excluding 'volatile items'', the 'Market goods and services excluding 'volatile items'' series excludes the following expenditure classes:

Electricity
Gas and other household fuels
Water and sewerage
Property rates and charges
Hospital and medical services
Optical services
Dental services
Pharmaceuticals
Other motoring charges
Urban transport fares
Postal
Preschool and primary education
Secondary education
Tertiary education
Child care


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