Price index of public expenditure

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http://www.stat.fi/til/jmhi/index_en.html
Main topic: Prices and Costs
Related topics: Government FinanceNational Accounts
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No

Description

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.

Data content

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 used

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.

Updating frequency

Quarterly.

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.

Time series

The data are available starting from 1975. The index currently in use is 2005=100.

Keywords

central government expenditure, central government finance, government expenditure, government finance, indices, municipal finances, price index of basic municipal services, price index of public expenditure, price indices, public sector

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/jmhi/yht_en.html

Additional information

Overall point figures are published in the Bulletin of Statistics and in the Statistical Yearbook of Finland.


Last updated 16.09.2011

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