Input to the Coal Mining Industry (Price Index of)
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The purpose of the Input to the coal mining industry indexes is to provide a measure of the changes in the prices paid for inputs to the (black) coal mining industry. The prices measured are the actual transaction prices, that is; the prices paid by (black) coal miners to suppliers for products delivered to mine sites.
The index is used extensively for domestic coal contracts and as an input to export contract deliberations. They are also used for benchmarking mining costs and as a sectoral measure of inflation in the inputs to the coal mining industry.
The price indexes of Input to the Coal Mining Industry, measures the changes in the prices paid for input to the Coal mining industry; namely the two types of (black) coal mining:
· underground mining.
The price indexes of Input to the Coal Mining Industry measure changes in the prices paid for inputs used in (black) coal mining.
The indexes are:
Price Indexes of Materials Used in Coal Mining, Australia was previously located in ABS Cat. no. 6415.0.
Since June Quarter 2001; Materials Used in Coal Mining indexes have been located in the compendium publication of Producer Price Indexes, Australia (ABS Cat. no 6427.0)
From the September quarter 2012, the Materials Used in Coal Mining index has been renamed ‘Input to the Coal Mining Industry’.
Currently items for pricing are selected in consultation with the mining industry.
Data is published as a percentage change and index number for the two series:
· Underground mining.
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Comments and/or Other Regions
The Input to the Coal Mining Industry indexes – (Open cut mining and Underground mining) are largely restricted to (black) coal mining in New South Wales and Queensland. As a consequence the mining industry indexes, in practice, measures price changes for input to the coal mining industry in those States.
Up to, and including, June 1997 collection was monthly. From that date collection is quarterly.
Price index series go back to the September quarter 1987.
Data availability comments
Data is currently available in catalogue number 6427.0, Producer Price Indexes, Australia and on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>.
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