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October 1990

An experimental price index for the computer industry

James Sinclair, Brian Catron

A pilot study that began in 1987 produced a new price index for computer industry products. Chief among the study's findings was that resampling would have to be done over a much shorter time period than the 5 to 7 years now in force for industries covered by the Bureau's existing Producer Price Index. This article introduces an experimental producer price index for the computer industry.

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