OpenDOSM

Item Lookup

Data as of 12 Jan 2023, 11:00

Lookup table, to be left-joined against item code in the main PriceCatcher data.

How is this data produced?

Prices are collected and verified by groundstaff on a daily basis, with over 2 million prices collected every month.

What caveats I should bear in mind when using this data?

This data is collected for the purpose of price surveillance, and is excellent for high-frequency analysis of specific items in specific locations. Inflation surveillance requires a different approach, in particular to ensure proper representativeness. Inflation analysis should be conducted using DOSM's CPI data.

Metadata

Dataset description

Lookup table, to be left-joined against item code in the main PriceCatcher data.

Variable definitions
  • Item Code
  • Item Name
  • Unit of Measurement
  • Item Group
  • Item Category
Last updated

N/A

Next update

N/A

Data source(s)
  • KPDNKSH
License

This data is made open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). A human-readable copy of the license is available Here.

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Code

Connect directly to the data with Python.

# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet import pandas as pd URL_DATA = 'https://storage.googleapis.com/dosm-public-pricecatcher/lookup_item.parquet' df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA) if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date']) print(df)

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