Item Lookup

Data as of 09 Nov 2023, 23:59

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

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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.

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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
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Data source(s)
  • KPDN

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Connect directly to the data with Python.

# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet import pandas as pd URL_DATA = '' df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA) if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date']) print(df)

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