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Vaping in vogue as Kiwis hang up on cordless phones – Media release

23 October 2020

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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