ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The Import Price Index and the Export Price Index are subject to periodic review. While an important objective of these reviews is to update item weights, the opportunity is also taken to reassess methodological aspects of the indexes. The information paper seeks user input on clarifying the key uses of the IPI and EPI, how well the indexes satisfy these uses and determining how the indexes can be improved. In addition, user views are sought on a number of technical changes which are proposed for the indexes. Submissions to the review were sought by 26 November 1999. Results of the review are expected to be implemented in the September quarter 2000 release of each of the index publications (Cat. Nos. 6414.0 and 6405.0).