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CHANGES TO THE CPI PUBLICATION
This information paper describes changes to selected Consumer Price Index series from the March quarter 2015. This publication will be released on Wednesday 22 April 2015. The ABS will:
CHANGES TO SELECTED CPI SERIES
The Weighted median and Trimmed mean index numbers will be published to four decimal places in the time series spreadsheets. The percentage changes will be calculated from these index numbers and published to one decimal place. The full time series of these percentage changes will be recalculated and released with the March quarter 2015 issue. The Index numbers for both the Weighted median and Trimmed mean will be released in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 8 CPI: Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities". The percentage changes will be published in "TABLE 8. Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities" in the publication.
Also from the March quarter 2015, the ABS will include seasonally adjusted indexes for the CPI groups in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 15. CPI: Expenditure Class Index Numbers, Seasonally adjusted, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities". This table will be renamed to take account of the change. This spreadsheet will include each of the 11 CPI groups and selected analytical series for International exposure: Tradables and Non-tradables. These 13 new series have new series identifiers. The series identifiers for the CPI Expenditure class series are unchanged. Incorporating these new series has changed the location of the previous series (rows in the Index sheet, and columns in the Data1 sheet). Users who have developed automated extractions that make use of series being located in specific rows or columns need to know that CPI Expenditure class series have moved.
MOCKUPS OF THE TIME SERIES SPREADSHEETS
Mockups of both affected named time series spreadsheets are available from the Downloads tab. The mockup also includes details of changes to location.
New series introduced into this time series spreadsheet are:
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