Fixed basket and weightings

To measure the change in prices a fixed basket has been defined. This basket comprises a representative selection of goods and services consumed by private and collective households irrespective of their residence. The fixed basket is divided into 12 expenditure areas (main groups). Each main group is weighted according to the share of the households’ consumption expenditure it represents.


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