6440.0 - Information Paper: A Guide to the Consumer Price Index, 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/02/1999   
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Designed to promote understanding of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) among general users. Briefly covers such topics as: what is the CPI; to whom does the CPI relate; the composition of the CPI 'basket'; collecting the prices; how the CPI is calculated; and using the CPI. Also contains a table showing the weighting pattern of the 15th series CPI and examples of the items priced for the CPI.