ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This publication has been discontinued and is replaced by 6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia.
Presents producer price index numbers for the supply of commodities (goods and services) to the Australian economy in a "stage of production" (SOP) framework as discussed in the the Information Paper: Producer Price Index Developments, 6422.0 released on 25 March 1999. The indexes cover both domestically produced and imported commodities, individually and in aggregate, and represent an alternative arrangement of largely existing ABS producer price index series.
This publication is the first release of new economy-wide price measures designed to support the study of inflation, compiled within the statistical framework outlined in the 1997 Information Paper: An Analytical Framework for Price Indexes in Australia, 6421.0. A further publication dealing with Domestic Final Purchases is planned for release in 2001.