6401.0.60.006 - Information Paper: An Update on the Annual Re-weighting of the Australian CPI and Living Cost Indexes, 2018  
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The update on the annual re-weighting of the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Selected Living Cost Indexes (SLCIs) summarises work undertaken by the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) to increase the frequency of the CPI and SLCIs weight updates. It communicates further research undertaken by the ABS, and empirical evidence regarding aspects of this work, specifically: (i) annually updating the weights of the SLCIs; and (ii) capital city expenditure weights in the inter-HES years.

In light of detailed investigations by the ABS, consultation with stakeholder, prices and national accounts international experts, the ABS is now in a position to implement annual CPI and SLCIs weight updates, starting December quarter 2018.