1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Price indexes provide summary measures of the movements in various categories of prices and are used to measure inflation, analyse and monitor price behaviour, and adjust contracts and government payments such as pensions.

This chapter provides time series, underlying concepts and methodologies for the price indexes produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). They are the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and related indexes, the Labour Price Index (LPI), House price indexes, Producer price indexes, and International trade price indexes.

Some information on price indexes can also be found in chapters 8 LABOUR, 10 HOUSING, 30 NATIONAL ACCOUNTS and 31 INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS AND TRADE.


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Statistics contained in the Year Book are the most recent available at the time of preparation. In many cases, the ABS website and the websites of other organisations provide access to more recent data. Each Year Book table or graph and the bibliography at the end of each chapter provides hyperlinks to the most up to date data release where available.