Training Course on 'Price Statistics and Indices' in Afghanistan
Date: 18-21 November 2012
Venue: Kabul - Afghanistan

The Centre organised training course on “Price Statistics and Indices” at the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) Afghanistan, on 18-21 November 2012. The course was provided by Ms. Sa'adiah Ahmad, an expert from the Department of Statistics, Malaysia and was attended by the relevant staff members of the Central Statistics Organization Afghanistan.

The training course on “Price Statistics and Indices” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • General information about price indexes
  • Concept- Scope and Coverage of Consumer Price Indices (CPI)
  • Data collection methods used for price data
  • Determination of Items and Weights in the CPI Basket of Goods and Services
  • Malaysia’s Household Expenditure Survey (HES)
  • Adjustments for Quantity Change, Item Substitution, Quality Aspect in Compliance to MS ISO 9001: 2008
  • Calculation of CPI – National level
  • Calculation of CPI – Regional Level
  • Data analysis and dissemination