Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

Benzinga  2 hrs ago  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1098, up 0.0032. The pair is trading just under the session highs. Market talk about money flows and economic data has kept both buyers and sellers active. Germany's Federal Statistical Office reported that...
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
AUD/USD is trading at 0.7470, down 0.0043. The pair is trading choppy and just above the session lows after showing gains early in the session. Market chatter about Australian economic data has kept both buyers and sellers active. The...
Benzinga  Jul 25  Comment 
AUD/USD is trading at 0.7459, up 0.0019. The pair's early gains have eroded. Trading is moderately choppy. Market chatter about U.S. data due out the rest of the week and money flows is making the rounds. The Australian Bureau...
The Economic Times  Jul 25  Comment 
The RBI, is likely to maintain status quo in the monetary policy meeting scheduled in August and most probably defer any decision to change the repo rates.  Jul 25  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - German flash consumer prices for July have been released at 8:00 am ET Thursday. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. The euro was worth 116.08 against the yen, 1.0897 against the franc,...
Channel News Asia  Jul 25  Comment 
The pace of decline slowed in June, as the base effect associated with the disbursement of Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates in May dissipated, say MAS and MTI.
Benzinga  Jul 22  Comment 
USD/CAD is trading at 1.3079, up 0.0006. The pair has moved down to unchanged on the session erasing the early gains. Statistics Canada reported that year over year CPI (consumer price index) for June was unchanged at 1.5 percent versus...
Benzinga  Jul 21  Comment 
Every month the Bank of Canada releases the Core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, as well as the Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales, which show the majority of economic activity. These reports come out about 20 days after the...
Benzinga  Jul 19  Comment 
GBP/USD is trading at 1.3175, down 0.0085. The pair is trading near the lows of the day. Market chatter about money flows and comments policy makers in the U.K. is constant and has kept both buyers and sellers active. Trading is...  Jul 19  Comment 
Consumer price index rose by 0.5% in the year ending in June, as air fares were pushed up by 11% owing to Euro 2016 Britain’s brief flirtation with deflation has receded further into the past after dearer air fares, the rising cost of driving...


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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