Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

Benzinga  Oct 26  Comment 
AUD/USD is trading at 0.7683, up 0.0034. The pair is trading choppy and a little under the session highs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that year over year consumer prices (CPI) in Australia rose 1.3 percent in the third...
Benzinga  Oct 26  Comment 
USD/JPY is trading at 104.13, down 0.03. The pair is trading in the middle of the session range Wednesday morning. Market chatter about headline news and money flows is constant and has kept both buyers and sellers active. The overnight...
WA Business News  Oct 26  Comment 
The latest inflation figures won't eliminate the chance of another interest rate cut, but they do offer hope that the Reserve Bank won't feel compelled to go down that risky path.  Oct 26  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - The Australian dollar strengthened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Wednesday, after data showed that consumer prices in Australia advanced more than expected on year in the third quarter of 2016. Data...  Oct 25  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Australia will on Wednesday release Q3 figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is expected to add 0.5 percent on quarter and 1.1 percent on year after rising 0.4...
Benzinga  Oct 25  Comment 
USD/JPY is trading at 104.44, up 0.11. The pair is trading modestly choppy and just under the session highs. Market chatter about recent comments from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is making the rounds. Japan's Ministry of Internal...
Forex News  Oct 24  Comment 
The Australian dollar has continued to grapple against the power of the mighty US dollar. But today, AUD/USD attempted to fight its way back, setting a high at 0.7640 when just on Friday, it traded as low as 0.7587. This, however, does...
Channel News Asia  Oct 24  Comment 
Consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.2 per cent last month, compared to 0.3 per cent the month before, which mainly reflected the smaller decline in private road transport costs and, to a lesser extent, higher food inflation.  Oct 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - After the release of Eurozone flash consumer confidence data for October at 10.00 am ET Friday, the euro changed little against its major counterparts. The euro was worth 1.0871 against the greenback, 112.73 against the yen,...
Benzinga  Oct 21  Comment 
USD/CAD is trading at 1.3320, up 0.0090. The pair is trading at session highs. Statistics Canada reported that year over year CPI (consumer price index) for September was 1.3 percent versus 1.1 percent in August. On the month CPI rose 0.1...


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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