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6. SPECIAL ARTICLES
Household expenditure on information technology goods and services, Australia, 1998-99 (a)
(a) The table includes selected categories from 'Recreation' and total 'Recreation'.
6.2 Price indexes for computer services
As part of ABS' commitment to provide more statistics on service industries, the Producer Price Indexes section is now producing a quarterly publication, Producer Price Indexes for Selected Service Industries (Catalogue 6423.0). The publication covers the Transport (Freight) and Storage division, and the Property and Business Services division of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
The indexes will improve the quality of national accounts by providing more deflators for deriving real measures of economic growth.
The following ANZSIC classes comprise the Computer Services sub-division (783):
These classes as a total (Computer Services 783) contribute points to the Property and Business Services division index. For example, in June Quarter 2000, the Computer Services sub-division contributed 8.76 points towards the Property and Business Services division index of 107.95.
In June Quarter 2000, the most significant price movements occurred in:
Computer service price indexes, Australia, June quarter 2000
Note: Service indexes are output indexes ie. the valuation basis is basic prices (amount received by the service provider exclusive of indirect taxes, and transport and trade margins).
Base of each index - 1998-99 = 100.0
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7. FOR MORE INFORMATION....
For more information, please contact one of the following people:
Director, Science & Technology Statistics:
Phone: (02) 6252 5019
Assistant Director, R&D and Biotechnology Statistics:
Phone: (02) 6252 5627
Assistant Director, Information Technology Activity Surveys:
Phone: (02) 6252 5189
Assistant Director, Knowledge Economy and Society Indicators:
Phone: (02) 6252 5933
Assistant Director, Information Technology and Telecommunications Industry and Research:
Phone: (02) 6252 7895
Assistant Director outposted to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources:
Phone: (02) 6213 7192
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