Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

Channel News Asia  5 hrs ago  Comment 
The rise in the consumer price index was due to a larger increase in private road transport cost, which rose by 1.7 per cent in December following a 0.2 per cent rise in November.
Forex News  Jan 20  Comment 
The Canadian dollar today weakened against its major peers such as the US dollar following the release of retail data for the month of December that was below expectations. Statistics Canada reported that the Consumer Price Index...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
USD/CAD is trading at 1.3363, up 0.0041. Statistics Canada reported that year over year December CPI (consumer price index) edged up to 1.5 percent versus 1.2 percent in November. On the month Canadian CPI slipped 0.2 percent after a 0.4...  Jan 20  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Statistics Canada releases Canada retail sales for November and consumer price index for December at 8:30 am ET Friday. The CPI index is expected to be flat on month, following a 0.4 percent decline in November. Ahead of the...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 20  Comment  Jan 19  Comment 
DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - Ireland's consumer prices remained unchanged in December after falling in the previous two months, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. The consumer price index showed no variations in December from...
Forex News  Jan 18  Comment 
The US dollar had a small recovery on Wednesday from its losses yesterday. The greenback attempted, with limited success, to find upward momentum, a day after President-elect Donald Trump said the US currency is too strong. Traders’...  Jan 18  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Consumer prices in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose...
Benzinga  Jan 18  Comment 
The March U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 100.82, up 0.50. The U.S. Dollar Index is trading choppy and a little under the session highs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that year over year Core CPI (consumer price index) for...


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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