Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)  8 hrs ago  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on 28 May 2015 DGAP-News: CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): AGM/EGM CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on 28 May 2015 28.05.2015 /...  May 28  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Belgium's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in May to mark the highest rate of inflation in more than a year, figures from Statistics Belgium showed Thursday. The consumer price index rose 0.56...
The Economic Times  May 25  Comment 
The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected underlying US inflation bolstered the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year.
Channel News Asia  May 25  Comment 
The consumer price index eased to -0.5 per cent in April from -0.3 per cent in the previous month, mainly due to a sharper price decline in oil-related items and a moderation in services inflation.
The Hindu Business Line  May 25  Comment 
The dollar marched to a two-month high versus the yen on Monday and carved out fresh ground against other major currencies after stronger-than-expected underlying US inflation supported the Federa...
New York Times  May 22  Comment 
U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years.
Yahoo  May 22  Comment 
Asia shares rose after Wall Street set another record high with prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike in June all but quashed.
Reuters  May 22  Comment 
Global equity markets dipped but remained near record highs on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expected U.S. interest rates to rise this year, a view that lifted bond yields and was bolstered by rising core consumer prices.


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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