Capital Goods Price Index

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Capital Goods Price Index

A measure of inflation in New Zealand that considers what companies spend on capital assets, which are assets used to produce other assets. It is calculated by considering changes to prices in a basket of capital assets each quarter. Assets included in the index are: buildings (both residential and non-residential), land improvement costs, plant construction and machinery, and transportation equipment.
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The CGPI is an index of fluctuations in the prices of products traded between companies, such as crude oil, steel and various industrial components.
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The CGPI came to 104.9 in the fiscal year through March 31 against the base of 100 for 2005, for the fourth straight yearly expansion, the BOJ said in the report.
In November, the price of petroleum and coal products grew 19.9 percent from a year earlier, pushing up the CGPI 1.20 percentage points, while chemical prices expanded 4.5 percent, sending the index up 0.39 point.
The CGPI came to 101.2 in the fiscal year through March 31 against the base of 100 for 2000 for the third straight yearly expansion, the BOJ said in a preliminary report.
(TAP215) COLIN STEWART - COLLAGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC (CGPI).
The margin of growth from a year earlier in the CGPI has slowed and fell to the 1 percent level for the first time in 17 months, a BOJ official said.
(TAH205) COLIN STEWART - COLLAGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC (CGPI).
The margin of year-on-year growth in the CGPI has slowed and the 2.2 percent increase in January was the smallest since a 2.0 percent gain registered in November 2005, according to the official.
In December, the CGPI rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier to 101.4 for the 34th straight month of increase, with sharp gains in nonferrous metal and iron scrap prices.