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Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index methodology and articles 1998-2004

Selected Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index methodology documents and articles published between 1998 and 2004.

Newer articles can be found on the current Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index methodology page.

Previous editions of the Basket of Goods and Services, Effects of the Budget, Updating Weights and Technical Manual can be found on the appropriate pages at Related links.

2004
Consumer Price Inflation since 1750 (244.5 Kb Pdf)
Changes to methodology employed in the CPI and RPI from February 2004 (178.2 Kb Pdf)
Relative Regional Consumer Price Levels in 2003 (97.2 Kb Pdf)
2003
The New Inflation Target: the statistical perspective 2003 (324.4 Kb Pdf)
The Introduction of Hedonic Regression Techniques in 2003 (49.4 Kb Pdf)
Developing estimates of relative regional consumer price levels (125.7 Kb Pdf)
2002
Estimated effects on the Retail Prices Index of the April 2002 budget (22.5 Kb Pdf)
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: goods and services indices (26.7 Kb Pdf)
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: methodological improvements and extensions of coverage from January 2002 (13.5 Kb Pdf)
2001
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: methodological improvements from January 2001 (35.8 Kb Pdf)
ONS and the Inflation Target (33.8 Kb Pdf)
2000
Price levels in 2000 for London and the regions compared with the national average (46.6 Kb Pdf)
A New Classification System for the Retail Prices Index (20.2 Kb Pdf)
Changing the Classification for the RPI 2000 (18.6 Kb Pdf)
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: update on methodological development, January 2000 (45.1 Kb Pdf)
1999 
The Seasonal Adjustment of RPIY (72.2 Kb Pdf)
1998
Three-year programme on RPI Methodology (100.4 Kb Pdf)
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: introduction (77.6 Kb Pdf)
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: historical estimates (106 Kb Pdf)
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