Study visit of the specialists from the State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices


The good practice of the organisation of price statistics at Statistics Lithuania was shared with colleagues from Macedonia. Certain technical issues related to the compilation of the CPI/HICP (sampling technique, weights, treatment of missing products and replacements, treatment of seasonal products, adjustment for quality differences, etc.), the calculation of specific price sub-indices, the compilation of the HICP at constant tax rates, national reference metadata in the Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS), the accessibility of documentation on the CPI/HICP, quality management, dissemination policy on the CPI/HICP were discussed.