Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
6429.0 - Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/08/2014 Released Today  
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

PREFACE


AIM OF THIS PUBLICATION

This publication documents the concepts, sources and methods used to compile the Australian Producer Price Indexes (PPIs) and International Trade Price Indexes (ITPIs). This publication also provides insight into the practical challenges faced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) compiling these Indexes, and how it deals with these challenges.

The update to this publication reflects changes in the concepts, sources and methods that resulted from the Information Paper: Outcome of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2012 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.004) and Implementation of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2012 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.005). The review led to some changes in the concepts, sources and methods on which the indexes are based.

The Australian PPIs and ITPIs are compiled in broad agreement with the guidelines contained in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Producer Price Index Manual, Theory and Practice (2004) and Export and Import Price Index Manual, Theory and Practice (2009). However, the IMF guidelines are not written from an Australian perspective. Accordingly, this publication aims to provide users of Australia's PPIs and ITPIs with an explanation of:

  • the historical background of the Australian Producer and International Trade Price Indexes
  • their relationship to other economic statistics
  • their underlying conceptual framework
  • the data sources and methods used to compile the indexes
  • the presentation and publication of the price indexes.


RELEASE OF PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEX DATA

The PPIs and ITPIs are compiled quarterly by the ABS for quarters ending in March, June, September and December each year. The quarterly index numbers are published no later than 33 days after the end of the reference period in Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6427.0), and International Trade Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6457.0).


ABS CONTACTS

The ABS will periodically update this document. Comments and requests for further information about the topics covered in this publication should be directed to:
      Director
      Producer Price Indexes
      Australian Bureau of Statistics
      PO Box 10
      Belconnen, ACT, 2616
      Fax: (02) 6252 7060
      Email: producer.prices@abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.