Note 1-32

32 "Import competition factor (electrical goods)" refers to electrical goods that are in competition with imports and are affected by technological innovation. "Import competition factor (excluding electrical goods)" refers to items in competition with imports other than electrical goods (food, clothing, etc.) "Deregulation factor" refers to items whose prices changed mainly due to deregulation (electricity charges, air fares, etc.). Because it is possible for air fares, electricity charges, etc. to become more expensive due to crude oil price increases, depreciation of the yen, etc., these items are not necessarily always in a declining trend. "Technological innovation factor" refers to items for which improvements in performance through technological innovation are adjusted using the hedonic method (items for which improvements in quality are reflected as price decreases) (personal computers, cameras).