Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)  Feb 16  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data coupled with Fed Chair Janet Yellen's hawkish tone in her latest remarks on Capitol Hill helped spur expectations of a faster pace of Fed rate-hike in 2017. U.S....  Feb 15  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP obtains merger clearance for acquisition of retail portfolio from funds managed by CBRE Global Investors DGAP-News: CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): Acquisition/Acquisition CPI PROPERTY GROUP obtains merger clearance for...
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 15  Comment 
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Forex News  Feb 15  Comment 
The US dollar rallied briefly against its main forex counterparts as CPI and retail sales data released today beat expectations. Data released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the consumer price index for January was...  Feb 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Consumer prices in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The Labor Department said its consumer price index climbed by...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 15  Comment 
MarketWatch  Feb 15  Comment 
The prices Americans pay for goods and services surged in January by the largest amount in four years, mostly reflecting a rebound in the cost of gasoline that’s taking a bigger chunk out of household incomes.
SeekingAlpha  Feb 15  Comment  Feb 15  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Consumer Prices, retails sales report as well as industrial production data will have an impact on the trading for the day. Another focus is on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's second testimony before the House of...
Clusterstock  Feb 15  Comment 
Consumer prices rose by the most in four years in January, according to the Department of Labor.  The consumer price index (CPI) — comprised of a basket of items ranging from clothes to pills — rose 0.6% month-on-month (+0.3% expected). It...
Benzinga  Feb 15  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.0554, down 0.0023. Spain's National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that January CPI (Consumer Price Index) eased 0.5 percent versus a rise of 0.6 percent in December. Year over year January CPI in Spain rose 3...


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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