People are spending more on vaping, including
e-cigarettes, but less on fading technology such as cordless
phones, CDs, and travel guides, Stats NZ said
today.

As a result of these changes in what the
typical New Zealander buys, the consumers price index (CPI)
basket of goods and services used to measure inflation is
being updated after a three-yearly review.

“The CPI
basket reflects New Zealand society and how tastes and
spending patterns change over time,” prices index
development team manager Fiona Smillie
said.

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