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Definition: Paasche price index


The  is an index formula used in price statistics for measuring the price development of the basket of goods and services that is consumed in the current period. The question it answers is how much a basket that consumers buy in the current period would have cost in the base period. So it is also defined as a fixed-weight, or fixed-basket, index, because it uses the basket of goods and services and their weights from the current period. It is therefore also known as a "current weighted index".
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