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Cost Indices for Refuse Collection and Slurry Pump (Quaterly)

The purpose of the indices is to show trends in prices for refuse collection and slurry pump. The indices are made at the request of Dansk Transport og Logistik (Danish Haulage and Logistic). Statistics Denmark started publishing cost indices for refuse collection and slurry pump for the period March 1997 to March 2000.

Statistical presentation

The indices show trends in prices for refuse collection and slurry pump.

2015 is the base year, i.e. 2015 =100.

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Statistical processing

The Cost index for refuse collection and slurry pump includes costs of labor, repairs and maintenance, fuel, tires, administration, insurance and capital costs. These are weighed together to form the total indices. The weights reflect the cost shares of the total costs of performing refuse collection and slurry pump.

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Relevance

The purpose of the indices is to reflect the development in the costs of refuse collection and slurry pump.

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Accuracy and reliability

The weighting for the new indices is established in cooperation with Dansk Transport og Logistik (the Danish Transport and Logistics Association) and Dansk Industri (Confederation of Danish Industry), who also fund the indices. Thus the indices are deemed representative for the waste collection and slurry pump works performed in Denmark.

Changes in the salary agreements often take effect from the month of March. The new agreements, however, are often not publicly available until the second quarter. Thus, they are not included until the calculation of the second quarter. This might produce a slight discrepancy between when the agreement actually take effect and when this effect shows up in the development of the indices.

Figures on statistical errors are not available.

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Timeliness and punctuality

  • The statistics are published quarterly at the beginning of February, May, August and November.
  • The statistics are usually published without delay in relation to the scheduled date.
  • The statistics are published compiled quarterly at the end of March, June, September and December.

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Comparability

The indices are comparable over time from 1997 until today. There are no international statistics which are directly comparable to the Danish indices.

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Accessibility and clarity

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