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Producer Price Indexes for Selected Service Industries, Australia

Name of Collection

Producer Price Indexes for Selected Service Industries, Australia

Contact

Carolyn O'Rourke
Services Price Index Development

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Box 10
Belconnen ACT 2606
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 6081
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7060
Email:
client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet:
www.abs.gov.au

Purpose

To measure changes in prices of services provided by establishments classified to ANZSIC Division I, Transport and Storage and ANZSIC Division L, Property and Business Services.

Description

In recognition of the increasing contribution of service industries to the Australian economy, the ABS has embarked on a long-term development program to progressively extend the scope of the producer price indexes into the service sectors of the economy.

For most industries, quarterly index numbers are presented back to the September quarter 1998. The service industry price indexes are being developed within the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) framework. Indexes have been established for most of the industry classes within the
Transport and Storage Division and Property and Business Services Division of the ANZSIC. In respect of the transport industry, indexes are being compiled for important freight transport industries - road, rail, sea and air.

Because of the wide range of diverse industries involved, customised approaches to price collection have been adopted on a case-by-case basis. Extensive consultation was undertaken with industry associations and individual businesses to determine the most viable approach. An important consideration was to keep the workload involved in businesses completing their forms to a minimum.

Data Detail

Please note that the price indexes for Transport and Storage cover freight activities only. That is, passenger transport is excluded.

Industry classes for Transport and Storage are:
Road transport
Rail transport
Water transport - international sea transport and coastal water transport
Air transport - international and domestic air freight transport
Services to water transport - stevedoring, water transport terminals, and port operators.
Customs agency
Grain storage
Storage nec

Geographic Coverage

All indexes compiled represent activities across Australia. State indexes are not available.

Frequency of Data Availability

The ABS has commenced releasing indexes on an on-going basis. The first issue of a new quarterly publication entitled,
Producer Price Indexes for Selected Service Industries, Australia (cat. no. 6423.0) was released for the March quarter 2000 on April 18. The reference base period is 1998-99=100.0. For the service industries represented in 6423.0, quarterly index numbers are presented back to the September quarter 1998. Where available, indexes will be presented previous to September quarter 1998.

Historical Data

First results from this service industry development program were published in March 1999, by way of experimental indexes, in
Information Paper, Producer Price Index Developments (cat. no. 6422.0).

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