.

CPI Class RPI Section New Item Notes New or Dropped item

.

01.1.2 Meat 2110 Other Meat Oven-ready joint Replaces pork shoulder joint reflecting a longer-term movement to prepared food and replacing an item which was sometimes difficult to collect since joints are sometimes only available towards the end of the week and on weekends. NEW

.

01.1.6 Fruit 2128 Processed Fruit Dried fruit New item. Introduced to improve coverage of fruit products which have been identified as an under-represented area of the basket. It also reflects a distinct market and widens the coverage of processed fruit in the basket. NEW

.

02.1.2 Wine 3104 Wines & Spirits Off Sales Sparkling wine New item. Introduced to reflect spending on this type of item. NEW

.

03.1.2 Garments 5101 Men’s Outerwear Men’s casual shirt, long/short sleeve Replaces men’s casual long-sleeved shirt with the aim of improving coverage during the summer months when the item was difficult to collect. NEW

.

03.1.2 Garments 5102 Women’s Outerwear Women’s blouse/shirt New item. A second blouse/shirt has been added to the basket reflecting the expenditure. This second item is aimed at the casual end of the market. NEW

.

03.1.2 Garments 5103 Children’s Outerwear Girl’s jacket Replaces girls’ winter & girls’ summer jacket. Introduced to improve coverage of the item across the year and to remove seasonal items whose prices have to be imputed during months when they are not available. NEW

.

03.2.0 Footwear incl Repairs 5105 Footwear Women’s high heeled shoes Replaces women’s party shoes and women’s high heeled sensible shoes due to footwear being over-represented in the basket. NEW

.

04.3.1 Materials for Maintenance and Repair 4106 DIY Materials Medium density fibreboard (MDF) Replaces hardboard as more representative of this area of the market and reflecting the relative spending on the two items. NEW

.

06.1.2/3 Other Medical and Therapeutic Equipment 5201 Personal Articles Spectacle frames with single vision lens Replaces spectacle frames without lens reflecting the way in which outlets increasingly do not price frames separately from lens. NEW

.

08.2.0 Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services 4404 Telephone Charges Mobile phone applications Replaces mobile phone downloads. Introduced to capture price changes in this new expanding technology. NEW

.

08.2.0 Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services 4303 Electrical Appliances Smart phone handsets New item. Introduced to capture price changes in this new expanding technology. NEW

.

09.1.1 Equipment for the Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment Flat panel TV 14”-22” New item. Introduced to capture the differing price movements from the wider range of screen sizes available, in particular the top end where they form part of home entertainment systems. NEW

.

09.1.1 Equipment for the Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment Flat panel TV 23”-32” New item. Introduced to capture the differing price movements from the wider range of screen sizes available, in particular the top end where they form part of home entertainment systems. NEW

.

09.1.1 Equipment for the Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment Flat panel TV 33”+ New item. Introduced to capture the differing price movements from the wider range of screen sizes available, in particular the top end where they form part of home entertainment systems. NEW

.

09.3.1 Games, Toys and Hobbies 6303 Toys, Photographic and Sports Goods Craft kit New item. Introduced to improve coverage of this under-represented area of the basket. It also represents a distinct sector not previously covered within the class. NEW

.

09.5.1 Books 6304 Books and Newspapers Hardback book - fiction New item. Introduced to improve coverage of books which has been identified as an under-represented area of the basket. NEW

.

09.5.2 Newspapers and Periodicals 6304 Books and Newspapers Provincial newspaper Replaces morning & evening provincial newspapers where the distinction has blurred over time. NEW

.

12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 5202 Chemists Goods Hair conditioner New item. Introduced to improve coverage of this under-represented area of the basket and reflects spending on hair conditioners. NEW

.

12.7.0 Other Services not elsewhere covered 4402 Fees and Subscriptions Dating agency fees New item. Prices of services in this residual category vary greatly and dating agency fees have been introduced to improve coverage of this under-represented class. NEW

.

01.1.2 Meat 2107 Pork Pork shoulder Replaced by oven-ready joint reflecting a longer-term movement to prepared food. Also aimed at improving coverage since the pork shoulder was often only available towards the end of the week and on weekends. DROPPED

.

02.1.3 Beer 3102 Beer Off Sales Lager 4 cans Removed. The pack of four cans of lager has been removed to reduce the number of premium strength beers and rebalance the basket in this area. DROPPED

.

02.2.0 Tobacco 3201 Cigarettes Vending machine cigarettes Removed. Spending on vending machine cigarettes has been declining and current legislation will see these withdrawn during 2011. DROPPED

.

03.1.2 Garments 5101 Men’s Outerwear Men’s casual shirt, long sleeved Replaced by men’s casual long or short sleeved shirt in order to improve coverage during the summer months. DROPPED

.

03.1.2 Garments 5102 Women’s Outerwear Women’s casual outer jacket (e.g fleece) Removed. Women’s jackets remain represented in the basket by a separate women’s casual outer jacket and a women’s formal jacket. DROPPED

.

03.1.2 Garments 5102 Women’s Outerwear Women’s premium branded dress Removed. This reflects the reduced weight of dresses in the basket. Dresses remain represented by a women’s casual or formal dress. DROPPED

.

03.1.2 Garments 5103 Children’s Outerwear Girls’ summer jacket Combined with girls’ winter jacket to improve coverage of the item across the year and to remove a seasonal item whose price has to be imputed during months when it is not available. DROPPED

.

03.1.2 Garments 5103 Children’s Outerwear Girls’ winter jacket Combined with girls’ summer jacket to improve coverage of the item across the year and to remove a seasonal item whose price has to be imputed during months when it is not available. DROPPED

.

03.2.0 Footwear including Repairs 5105 Footwear Women’s high heeled sensible shoes Combined with women’s high heeled party shoes since footwear is over-represented in the basket. DROPPED

.

03.2.0 Footwear including Repairs 5105 Footwear Women’s high heeled party shoe Combined with women’s high heeled sensible shoes since footwear is over-represented in the basket. DROPPED

.

04.3.1 Materials for Maintenance and Repair 4106 DIY Materials Hardboard Replaced by medium density fibreboard (MDF) reflecting the market share of the two items. DROPPED

.

06.1.2/3 Other Medical and Therapeutic Equipment 5201 Personal Articles Spectacle frames (without lenses) Replaced by spectacle frames with single vision lens since outlets increasingly do not price frames without lens. DROPPED

.

08.2.0 Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services 4404 Telephone Charges Mobile phone downloads Replaced by mobile phone applications. DROPPED

.

09.1.1 Equipment for the Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment Flat panel TV 14”-25” Replaced by three sizebands of flat panel televisions to better measure differing price movements across the variety of television sizes available, particularly the top end where they form part of home entertainment systems. DROPPED

.

09.1.1 Equipment for the Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment Flat panel TV 26”-42” Replaced by three sizebands of flat panel televisions to better measure differing price movements across the variety of television sizes available, particularly the top end where they form part of home entertainment systems. DROPPED

.

09.3.3 Gardens, Plants and Flowers 6305 Gardening Products Rosebush Removed. A low weighted item in a section which is over-represented. DROPPED

.

09.3.4/5 Pets, Related Products and Services 4306 Pet Care Vet fees for spaying a kitten Removed. This section of the basket is over-represented and in some cases cat spaying may be free. Vet fees remain represented by annual booster injections. DROPPED

.

09.5.2 Newspapers and Periodicals 6304 Books and Newspapers Morning provincial newspaper Combined with the evening provincial newspaper as the distinction has become blurred over time. DROPPED

.

09.5.2 Newspapers and Periodicals 6304 Books and Newspapers Evening provincial newspaper Combined with the morning provincial newspaper as the distinction has become blurred over time. DROPPED