|Unit||December 2000=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
The Consumer Price Index series measure the change in prices of goods and services bought for the purpose of consumption by the vast majority of households in the Slovak Republic.
Data are disseminated on the consumer price index (CPI), a chained Laspeyres index. From January 2005 SO SR starts compilation of the CPI as Laspeyres chained index with annually updated weights.
Please note that the total series, CPITTUM.ISVK, has been extended prior to January 2001 using the growth rate of the IMF-reported series IMFIFSIPCPIUM.ISVK. Because the IMF uses a base period of the entirety of 2000, rather than December 2000, the value for December 2000 is not perfectly equal to 100.
Comprehensive consumer prices of goods and services for the purpose of consumption were collected for the adjusted consumer basket, which covered 704 goods and services and about 90,000 price quotations from 13,400 retail outlets. The consumer prices of individual commodities include value-added tax and are collected during the initial 20 days of a reference month.
The CPI is divided into 12 divisions, 44 groups and 101 classes of the COICOP classification (COICOP version from December 1999).
Frequency of weight updates is every year.
From the population aspect the index covers about 90 percent households. It includes the following 5 main groups of population: employees (wage and salary workers), comprised of manual workers outside agriculture and non-manual workers; self-employed; farmers (mainly in co-operatives); pensioners; institutional households.
The entire territory of the Slovak Republic, i. e. urban and rural areas, but most of the prices are collected in urban areas.
The data are final when first released and are not subject to revision.
The table associated with this release is under: