In order to create the index for transport consumer prices for year 1998, the values of HICP (index 2005) for EU 27 countries was used as a basis. From the raw data, the value of each year is divided by the value of year 1998 and then multiplied by 100.
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP)
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Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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