Tagged: Statistics New Zealand

Summer of stats part 3 – what we buy - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 03, 2010

A running series from Statistics New Zealand helping us make sense of the Food Price Index and the Consumers Price Index… Priceshifting – What we buy In recent years, about one sixth of our household spending has been on food. But what about the other five-sixths? What’s in the Consumers Price Index (CPI) provides an interesting snapshot. The CPI measures … Read More

Summer of stats part 2 – Of lettuces, strawberries and things - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 27, 2009

A running series from Statistics New Zealand helping us make sense of the Food Price Index and the Consumers Price Index… Priceshifting Statisticians are not particularly noted for their vegetarian inclinations, but they do exhibit an appetite for fruit and vegetables. They find lettuces especially fascinating. Source: Statistics New ZealandThe Food Price Index works on the basis of price per … Read More

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