|Information Release: Tokelau National Statistics Office, 31 January 2017
The Tokelau National Statistics Office (TNSO) collects quarterly prices from the co-op and bulk stores on the atolls Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo; as well as prices from some local service providers. It then calculates the Consumer price index (CPI) to provide the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by Tokelau households - a measure of local inflation. Internationally standardised groups of consumer items are used in the CPI to dampen the effect of major price fluctuations in individual items; these are weighted to reflect actual consumption patterns within Tokelau.
In the December 2016 quarter compared with the September 2016 quarter, the
|Tokelau is one of the world’s most geographically isolated countries, and home to about 1,500 people. Tokelau uses the New Zealand dollar as its currency; most of its goods are imported from Samoa.
The full information release on the Tokelau CPI, including graphs, tables and technical notes, is available from http://TokelauNSO.tk
For enquires please contact: Jaap (“iapi”) Jasperse, PhD
Statistics Adviser, Tokelau National Statistics Office, Apia, Samoa
Phone +685 729 4913, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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