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6427.0.55.003 - Information Paper: Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/09/2011  First Issue
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CONTENTS


PREFACE

Introduction
Background
Scope of review
Consultation process


CHAPTER 1 - SUMMARY: ISSUES ON WHICH THE ABS SEEKS USER VIEWS

Background
Issues to be considered


CHAPTER 2 - PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEXES

Background
Purposes of the PPIs and ITPIs
Scope of the PPIs
Purpose and conceptual approach
ABS position
User comments


CHAPTER 3 - COVERAGE OF THE PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEXES AND MEETING STAKEHOLDER REQUIREMENTS

Background
The current coverage of the PPIs and ITPIs
Coverage expansion
Work underway
ABS position
User comments


CHAPTER 4 - THE ORGANISING STRUCTURE FOR THE PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEXES

Background
Analytical framework for price indexes
Stage of production framework
Alternative organising structures
ABS position
User comments


CHAPTER 5 - FREQUENCY AND TIMING OF THE PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEX RELEASES

Background
Frequency of releases
Release timing
Release timing - options for evaluation
ABS position
User comments


CHAPTER 6 - OTHER ISSUES

Introduction
Re-referencing the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes
Frequency of re-weighting the PPIs
Import and export price measurement
Consistency of ABS terminology
User comments


CHAPTER 7 - REVIEW SCHEDULE


APPENDIX 1

Valuation basis for Australian Producer and International Trade Price Indexes


APPENDIX 2

The Stage of Production concept


GLOSSARY


BIBLIOGRAPHY


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