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In Sweden I find no shift in the early 80'ies. According to the Central bureau of statistics:

Inflation i Sverige 1831-2006 - Statistik från SCB

Inflationstalen bygger på en tidsserie som bildats genom sammanlänkning av Myrdal-Bouvins konsumentprisindex (1830-1914), Levnadskostnadsindex utan direkta skatter och sociala förmåner (juli 1914 - juni 1954) samt Konsumentprisindex (juli 1954- ).

Lots of swedish (have I mentioned I like TribEXT?) but essentially the core of the matter is that since july 1954 inflation in Sweden has been based on a consumer price index. The items in the index change to accurately reflect the actual consumption.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 01:41:37 PM EST

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