6421.0 - Information Paper: An Analytical Framework for Price Indexes in Australia, 1997  
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This information paper has been prepared as a basis for user consultation on a strategy for enhancing the ABS statistical service in the field of price indexes. In recent years, there has been increasing international attention directed towards developing new approaches to the measurement of inflation. Accordingly, this paper presents a statistical framework which will enable the range of separate price index series to be drawn together and presented as a system of indexes designed to support the analysis of inflation.

Glossary and references
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Stocktake of Australian price measures
Chapter 3: An analytical framework for inflation measurement
Chapter 4: The domestic final purchases model
Chapter 5: Price Index of Household Consumption Purchases
Chapter 6: Underlying Price Index of Household Consumption Purchases
Chapter 7: Publication strategy
Appendix 1: Indicative weighting pattern and potential data sources for other Domestic Final Purchases component indexes
Appendix 2 - Assessment of methods for estimating an Underlying Price Index of Household Consumption Purchases