Côte d'Ivoire (Abidjan, Europeans)
Indice des prix à la consommation - Européens (Consumer Price
Index - Europeans).
The index is compiled monthly and relates to European families of
two or more persons in Abidjan.
1960 = 100.
Source of weights
The weights and selected items were derived from a household
expenditure survey conducted in June 1961 among European families
of two or more persons in Abidjan.
Weights and composition
||Number of items
||Approximate number of price quotations
|Fuel, light and water
|Clothing, footwear, household linen and various household equipment
|Cleaning materials, personal hygiene and medical expenses
Household consumption expenditure
Method of data collection
Prices for all items are collected by agents from five markets,
four large stores, and service establishments. Prices of local
food, fuel and certain other items are collected each day; prices of
imported food items are collected each week; and prices of all other
items are collected at the end of each month.
Rent is not included in the index, nor was it taken into account in
determining the weights.
Specification of varieties
Substitution, quality change, etc.
The index is computed according to the Laspeyres formula as a
weighted arithmetic average with fixed base, using weights
corresponding to June 1961.
Organisation and publication
Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, Direction de la
Bulletin mensuel de statistique (Abidjan).
Ministère des Finances, des Affaires économiques et du Plan,
Direction de la statistique: Supplément trimestriel to the
Bulletin mensuel de statistique (Abidjan), études et
rapports No. 3, 1962.