This spreadsheet will notify users of changes to the CPI Commodity Classification (CPICC) to be applied in the 16th series Consumer Price Index (CPI) and provides a correspondence between the 15th and 16th series CPICC.
The introduction of the 16th series CPI has provided the opportunity to review and update the CPICC. To enable greater international comparability of price inflation a review was undertaken to align where possible the CPI with the United Nations Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose (COICOP). As a result there has been considerable re-naming and some re-ordering of the items in the classification. However, the coverage remains largely the same as the 15th series CPI.
The 16th series CPI will be introduced from September quarter 2011.