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Chapter 1 Introduction

Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2022
Released
29/04/2022
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The Producer and International Trade Price Indexes provide both industry and economy-wide price indicators for the Australian economy.

The Producer Price Indexes measure the change in the prices of products (goods and services) as they leave the place of production or as they enter the production process. The International Trade Price Indexes measure the change in the prices paid for imported products and the prices received for exported products.

This release provides a comprehensive description of the Producer Price Indexes and the International Trade Price Indexes.

The publication is separated into five sections to assist users with obtaining both a technical and practical understanding of the methodology used to compile the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes. The five sections of this release are:

  1. Introduction
  2. General Methodology
  3. Technical Methodology
  4. Practical Methodology
  5. Historical background

Each of the sections aims to provide a general flow for users to develop their understanding of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes.

At present the following indexes are published:

Producer Price Indexes
  • Final Demand
  • Mining Industries Producer Price Indexes
    • Input to the Coal mining industry
    • Output of the mining industry
  • Manufacturing Industries Producer Price Indexes
    • Input to the Manufacturing industries
    • Output of the Manufacturing industries
  • Construction Industries Producer Price Indexes
    • Input to the House construction industry
    • Output of the Construction industries
  • Services Industries Producer Price Indexes
    • Output of the Accommodation and food services industries
    • Output of the Transport, postal and warehousing industries
    • Output of the Information media and telecommunications industries
    • Output of the Rental, hiring and real estate services industries
    • Output of the Professional, scientific, and technical services industries
    • Output of the Administrative and support services industries
    • Output of the Public administration and safety industries
    • Output of the Education and training services industries
    • Output of the Health care and social assistance services industries
    • Output of the Other services industries
International Trade Price Indexes
  • Import Price Index
  • Export Price Index