Latest release

Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods

Provides a comprehensive description of the Australian Producer Price Indexes (PPI) and the International Trade Price Indexes (ITPI)

Reference period
2022
Released
29/04/2022
Next release Unknown
First release

Preface

This publication documents the concepts, sources and methods used to compile the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) and International Trade Price Indexes (ITPI).

This publication is a guide to Australia's Producer and International Trade Price Indexes. It aims to provide users with an explanation of: 

  • The historical background 
  • Their underlying conceptual framework
  • The data sources and methods used to compile the indexes
  • The presentation and publication of the price indexes
  • Their relationship to other economic statistics

Editions

This is the third edition of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods. The chapters released in this edition have been updated to reflect changes made to the sources and methods used to compile the Australian Producer and International Trade Price Indexes since the second edition.

This is consistent with the following ABS publications, inclusive of the most recent releases:

The first edition of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods, in its current format, was published in August 2006. 

Release of Producer and International Trade Price Index data

The PPIs and ITPIs are compiled quarterly by the ABS for quarters ending in March, June, September and December each year. The quarterly index numbers are published no later than 33 days after the end of the reference period in Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6427.0), and International Trade Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6457.0).

 

ABS contacts

The ABS will periodically update this document. Comments and requests for further information about the topics covered in this publication should be directed to:

Director
Producer & International Trade Price Indexes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
Belconnen, ACT, 2616
Email: producer.prices@abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.

 

History of changes

April 2022

November 2015

  • Updates include references to Input Output tables, weight reference periods and link periods relating to Producer Price Indexes (PPI). From the September quarter 2015 the Producer Price Indexes' weights were updated using data from the 2012–13 Australian National Accounts: Input–Output (I–O) Tables.

Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 6429.0