New Zealand removes knitting needles from its “basket” of goods used to compute its Consumers Price Index, suggesting this item has become less important in NZ household spending.
New Zealand, people. The place with lots of sheep.
On the other hand, beans, parsnips (parsnips?), spring onions, soy sauce, and rice cookers were added to the CPI basket, and you know that all of those are very useful with lamb.
Consumers Price Index… it’s what’s for dinner.