Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)  1 hr ago  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Major Shareholding Notification DGAP-News: CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): Miscellaneous CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Major Shareholding Notification 01.10.2015 /...  Sep 30  Comment 
DGAP-DD: CPI PROPERTY GROUP english Notification concerning transactions by persons performing managerial responsibilities pursuant to section 15a of the WpHG Directors' Dealings notification transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS...  Sep 30  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - At 5:00 am ET Wednesday, Eurostat releases flash estimate for Eurozone inflation and unemployment data. Consumer prices are forecast to remain flat on a yearly basis in September after rising 0.1 percent in August. Economists...  Sep 29  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Following the release of German preliminary inflation data for September at 8:00 am ET Tuesday, the euro traded mixed against its major opponents. While the euro changed little against the franc, it dropped against the rest of...  Sep 29  Comment 
MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spanish consumer prices dropped for a second straight month in September and at a faster-than-expected pace, marking its biggest fall in eight months, preliminary data from the statistical office INE revealed Tuesday. The...  Sep 25  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP acquires 16.67% of its own shares CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): Share Buyback 25.09.2015 17:33 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer...  Sep 25  Comment 
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - The Japanese stock market opened sharply higher on Friday, but has pared most of its gains after data showed that consumer prices in Japan fell for the first time in more than two years. The data highlighted the need for the Bank...
Channel News Asia  Sep 23  Comment 
Consumer prices in Singapore fell 0.8 per cent in August, mainly due to a decline in Certificate of Entitlement premiums for cars, as well as a one-year road tax rebate for petrol vehicles. 
The Economic Times  Sep 23  Comment 
Rajan last week noted that without a favourable base effect, consumer prices would have risen at an annualised pace of around "mid five" percent.  Sep 23  Comment 
PRETORIA (dpa-AFX) - South Africa's consumer price inflation slowed at a faster-than-expected pace in August, after accelerating in the previous five months, figures from Statistics South Africa showed Wednesday. The consumer price index...


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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