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Subject: Christmas trees in the UK consumer price indices

1.  Christmas trees in the UK consumer price indices

Posted 6 days ago
I have just added a document to the library: "On a UK Consumer Price Series for Christmas Trees". It actually describes an agricultural price series (i.e. a producer price index) for Christmas trees. Timeliness issues would not permit it to be used as a proxy by the ONS, but it should inspire the ONS to start pricing Christmas trees itself. I am deeply grateful to David Fernall, Jane Brigham and Graham Brown of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for all the information that they provided me concerning the UK agricultural price indices (APIs).