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Organised by the National Institute of Statistics of Ita= ly
he treatment of seasonal products poses intractable problems and challen= ges for CPI compilers and has consequences for the interpretation and use o= f the indices. The workshop will discuss these problems and possible ways t= o improve the treatment of seasonal products, including the following topic= s: For which product groups, such as fresh food, clothing and footwear, may= the variable and the fixed weights approach be applied and what are the ex= periences from using these two approaches? What are the experiences with th= e European Union regulation on seasonal products for compilation of the Har= monized Consumer Price Indices (HICPs) of the EU member countries? How to d= eal with changing seasonality, i.e. when in-season months change from year = to year? What are the alternatives to the fixed and variable weights approa= ch?
Agenda of the workshop
The treatment of products seasonality in inflation estimate
Report to the plenary session