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In the chain index the comparison takes place always between successive calculation periods. In the chain index the change in two calculation periods is used to take forward the index point figure of the desired base period. In the chain index the weights are changed in principle in each calculation period.
At times the chain index is also mentioned in such cases where the comparison period is retained fixed in comparisons within the year, but the comparison period and the weight structure of the index is changed whenever the year changes.
Statistics using the definition
- Index of wage and salary earnings
- Cost-of-living index
- Price index of public expenditure
- Cost index of road transport of goods
- Consumer price index
- Cost index of bus and motor-coach traffic
- Cost index of civil engineering works
- Cost index for earth movers
- Cost index of forest machinery and vehicles
- Index of producer prices of agricultural products
- Producer price indices
- Cost indices of taxi and ambulance transport
- Index of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production
- Labour cost index
Validity of the definition
- Valid until (31 December 2078)