Prices of a wide variety of goods and services are collected for use in a range of price indexes for a variety of economic sectors. A price index measures the change in price of a fixed basket of goods and services between two time periods. This change in prices over time is often called inflation. Price indexes available are the Consumers Price Index (CPI), Capital Goods Price Index, Farm Expenses Price Index, Food Price Index, Labour Cost Index, Overseas Trade Indexes (Prices), and Producers Price Index.
Capital Goods Price Index
This quarterly release provides information on the change in the general price level of fixed capital assets.
Consumers Price Index
This quarterly release provides information on the price change of goods and services purchased by private New Zealand households.
Food Price Index
This monthly release provides information on the rate of price change of food and food services purchased by households.
Labour Cost Index (All Labour Costs)
This annual release provides information on movements in base salary and ordinary time wage rates, and overtime wage rates. It also measures movements in the following non-wage costs: annual leave and statutory holidays, superannuation, ACC employer premiums, and medical insurance.
Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates)
This quarterly release provides information on movements in base salary and ordinary time wage rates, and overtime wage rates.
Overseas Trade Indexes
These quarterly releases provides information on changes in the levels of both prices and volumes of imports and exports of merchandise trade to and from New Zealand.
Producers Price Index
This release provides information on the change in the general level of prices for the productive sector of New Zealand.
Reports and articles
Food price index review: 2011
The food price index (FPI) measures changes in the prices that households pay for food. We have reviewed the contents of the FPI basket to make sure that the food items that we track accurately represent the purchases that New Zealanders make.
Prices time series data is available from Infoshare.
Price Index News
The quarterly Price Index News provides updates on development projects, information on index sources and methods, links to papers, and close analysis into specific areas of prices.
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