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FIXED BASE INDEX

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French Equivalent: Indice à base fixe

Definition:
An index number for which the base period for the calculations is selected and remains unchanged during the lifetime of the index. This is in contradiction to a chain base index.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Cross References:
Chain index - ISI

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 07, 2004