Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

The Hindu Business Line  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Nifty November Futures (8,397) The Nifty futures is trading on a weak note today in spite of a strong consumer price index (CPI) and the index of the industrial production (IIP) da...  2 hrs ago  Comment 
PRAG (dpa-AFX) - Inflation figures from the big four Eurozone countries are among the important economic data scheduled for release on Thursday. At 2 am ET, German statistical office Destatis is scheduled to release its final consumer prices...  2 hrs ago  Comment  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Commodity Online  9 hrs ago  Comment 
The country's CPI inflation cooled off to 5.2% meanwhile index for industrial output (IIP) for Septemeber stands at 2.5%.
The Economic Times  Nov 12  Comment 
A 2.55% decline in car sales in October suggests the marginal recovery in September industrial production may not be sustained.
The Economic Times  Nov 12  Comment 
Foreign institutional investors have been buying both shares and debt in recent weeks, helping stocks climb to record highs for a second time.
Reuters  Nov 12  Comment 
India's core consumer price index (CPI) was estimated to have risen 5.85 percent in October from a year earlier, easing from an around 5.9 percent rise in September, according to a Reuters snap survey of four analysts on Wednesday.  Nov 12  Comment 
SOFIA (dpa-AFX) - Bulgaria's consumer prices fell at a slower rate in October, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Wednesday. Consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in October following the 0.8 percent fall in...
The Economic Times  Nov 12  Comment 
Starting today, we have some data points coming in, such as the data on inflation, both CPI, WPI as well as IIP.
The Economic Times  Nov 12  Comment 
Tracking the momentum, the Nifty index is expected to surpass its previous record high of 8383.05.
Reuters  Nov 11  Comment 
The rupee weakened for a fourth session in five on Tuesday as the dollar resumed its recent rally while profit-taking at the BSE Sensex failed to provide the local unit much impetus.


This article is about the Consumer Price Index. For the article on the company with ticker CPI or companies named CPI, see CPI (disambiguation).

The Consumer Price Index (CPI, or headline inflation) provides data on the month-over-month and year-over-year changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. It is the main inflation report for the futures and financial markets. Unexpected rises in this indicator usually lead to falling bond prices, rising interest rates, and increased market volatility.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures two kinds of CPI statistics: CPI for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W), and the chained CPI for all urban consumers (C-CPI-U). Of the two types of CPI, the C-CPI-U is a better representation of the general public, because it accounts for about 87% of the population. On top of that, the BLS also calculates Core CPI Index, which excludes goods with volatile prices like food and energy in order to measure core inflation. Consumer prices are important because consumer buying drives the economy. CPI examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, food and medical care. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and averaging them; the goods are weighted according to their importance. Changes in CPI are used to assess price changes associated with the cost of living.

CPI is one of the most frequently used statistics for identifying periods of inflation or deflation. This is because large rises in CPI during a short period of time typically denote periods of inflation and large drops in CPI during a short period of time usually mark periods of deflation.

Also see the Produce Price Index.

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