Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

newratings.com  10 hrs ago  Comment 
LJUBLJANA (dpa-AFX) - Slovenia's consumer prices declined for the eighth straight month in August, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. The consumer price index fell 0.3 percent year-over-year in...
newratings.com  12 hrs ago  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Following the release of Eurozone inflation data for August at 5.00 am ET Monday, the euro changed little against its major rivals. The euro was trading at 1.1206 against the greenback, 1.0796 against the franc, 0.7267...
newratings.com  Aug 28  Comment 
BERLIN (dpa-AFX) - German consumer prices rose faster-than-expected in August, preliminary data from Destatis showed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent year-on-year, same as in July. Economists had expected 0.1 percent gain. The...
newratings.com  Aug 28  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - At 8.00 am ET Friday, Destatis issued German consumer prices for August. Following the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. The euro was trading at 1.1269 against the greenback, 1.0813 against the...
newratings.com  Aug 28  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP - steady growth, improved operations, successful acquisitions and refinancing. DGAP-News: CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): Half Year Results CPI PROPERTY GROUP - steady growth, improved operations, successful acquisitions and...
newratings.com  Aug 28  Comment 
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with forecasts and slowing from 0.4 percent in June. Overall core consumer...
Clusterstock  Aug 27  Comment 
One effect of higher food prices in a given country is higher consumer price index (CPI) inflation. However, higher food prices affect people in different economies differently. This effect tends to be much greater for countries that are 1)...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 27  Comment 
The recent stock market crash is an “aberration” and markets will correct based on upcoming macro numbers — GDP and CPI inflation — which are likely to be positive, SBI Research said in a note tod...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 24  Comment 
Amid reports of the eroding base of Left parties, CPI’s State unit has launched an awareness campaign among cadres to make use of Facebook and Twitter. Already, leaders and cadre of the...
Channel News Asia  Aug 24  Comment 
The consumer price index in June came in at -0.4 per cent in July mainly due to the decline in Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums for cars.




RELATED WIKI ARTICLES
 
TOP CONTRIBUTORS


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.

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki