Price index of public expenditure
Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Prices and Costs
Related topics: Government FinanceNational Accounts
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No
The price indices of public expenditure (PIPE) measure the development of prices in the expenditure of central and local governments. The indices have been used for decision-making about central and local government finances, and for diverse studies. The indices are suitable for calculations at constant prices, and for estimations of volume changes in the public economy and expenditure. The base year of the index is 2005, indicated by the figure 100. With the central government the weight structure relates to the structure of expenditure in the financial statements of 2008, and with the local government to the structure of expenditure in the financial statements of 2008.
Index point figures on the development of prices in the expenditure of central and local governments. The data are used as deflators in calculations at constant prices concerning the public sector. The basic data may not be disclosed.
Classifications of the price indices of public expenditure, in central government branch of administration and type of expenditure, in local government area of function and type of expenditure.
Data collection methods and data sources
Own data collection, other price statistics.
Time of completion or release
Approximately 7 weeks from the end of the statistical reference quarter. The indices remain preliminary until the data of the index of wage and salary earnings are final.
The data are available starting from 1975. The index currently in use is 2005=100.
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Overall point figures are published in the Bulletin of Statistics and in the Statistical Yearbook of Finland.
Last updated 16.09.2011