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Consumers Price Index: June 2017 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 July 2017
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Consumers Price Index: September 2017 quarter will be released on 17 October 2017.

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Data quality

Period-specific information

Reference period

We collected prices in April to June 2017. Stats NZ staff visited retail outlets during 1–22 May. We collect prices for food and non-food groceries each month, usually between the 8th and 17th of the month. Petrol, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetable prices are collected weekly. We collected quarterly postal survey prices at 15 May 2017.

British and Irish Lions tour

The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour took place from 3 June to 8 July. The impact of this tour on accommodation services, domestic airfares, food, parking, and other relevant products and services was mostly out of coverage due to being a) largely outside the pricing reference windows for the period (eg accommodation is priced as at 15 May), and b) mostly out of scope (tourist, rather than household, expenditure). Some impact of the Lions tour was captured in our prices for international airfares to Europe.

We collect prices for local (Super rugby and Mitre 10 cup) rugby admissions, but not for international fixtures.

Response rates

Postal
Target: 93 percent
Achieved: 94.97 percent

Field collection

Stats NZ price collectors gather prices directly from retail outlets.

Sample size

We collected about 100,000 prices from about 2,800 retail outlets and 2,300 other businesses and landlords.

General information 

Consumers price index – DataInfo+
General methodology used to produce the CPI and related metadata. 

Consumers price index concepts – DataInfo+
Definitions of terms used in this release.

Official Statistics System principles and protocols for producers of Tier 1 statistics
Statistics in this release have been produced in accordance with the Official Statistics System principles and protocols for producers of Tier 1 statistics for quality. They conform to the Statistics NZ Methodological Standard for Reporting of Data Quality.

Related information

Food price index
Measures the price change of food goods and services purchased by New Zealand households.

CPI sources and methods articles
Information about the basket of goods and services, and the sources and methods used to compile individual components of the CPI.

Electronic Card Transactions 
Measures the number and value of electronic card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants.

Retail Trade Survey
Measures the sales of a range of household and personal goods and services.

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