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A simple method for constructing price indices for seasonal commodities

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The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily coincide with the official position of the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics. The author acknowledges the computing assistance of H.A. van der Grient.

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Balk, B.M. A simple method for constructing price indices for seasonal commodities. Statistische Hefte 22, 72 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02932820

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