Consumer Price Index (CPI) data has been used to construct new Australian Dietary Guidelines Price Indexes (ADGPIs) based on the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG) food groups. This updates work previously completed in 2015, which can be viewed here.
The CPI is an important economic indicator. It measures changes in prices of consumer goods and services purchased by households in Australia's eight capital cities. The CPI and monthly CPI indicator publications include detailed price indexes and inflation data for food and beverage products.
The ADG provide evidence-based advice on the amount and types of food that Australians should eat for good health, maintenance of a healthy body weight and the prevention of chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Aligning CPI food and beverage data with the ADG food groups provides policy makers and researchers with an indication of price change for the ADG food groups. This suite of indexes has been produced with funding and support from the Department of Health and Aged Care and is not intended to be published on an ongoing basis.
Further information on the ADG can be found at www.eatforhealth.gov.au. Interested readers may also wish to refer to relevant publications presenting dietary risk factor information from the National Health Survey and Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs.