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Price indices of transport, storage and telecommunications


Definition:

Indices are calculated on the basis of a quarterly survey of prices of services representatives rendered by purposively selected economic entities, in which the number of employees amounts to 10 and more persons, with primary or secondary activity in the field of land transport and transport via pipelines, water transport, air transport, warehousing and support activities for transportation, postal and courier activities and telecommunications. The observation covers producer prices of selected services rendered in the country and outside the country to enterprises or persons representing the enterprise, public institutions as well as individual consumers. Price indices at the economic entity level are calculated as geometric means of price indices for representative items. Price indices for higher aggregation levels are calculated with the use of the Laspeyres formula i.e. as weighted averages of price indices for aggregates at lower aggregation levels. The weighting system for calculation of the aggregated price indices is based on the turnover generated in the base year and it is changed once every five years. Starting from the data for January 2015, price indices for transport, storage and telecommunications services are calculated using a weighting system based on turnover in 2015.



Indices are calculated on the basis of a quarterly survey on prices of services representatives (about 1.6 thousand quarterly) rendered by purposively selected economic entities (about 480 quarterly).


Source:
  • Regulation (EC) No 1158/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
    Place of publication: (Dz. Urz. UE L 191 z 22.07.2005, str. 1)

High-level terms

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