Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.0626, up 0.041 The French National Statistics Institute of Statistics and Economic studies (INSEE) reported that December CPI (Consumer Price Index) rose 0.6 percent versus a year ago at 0.5 percent. On the month France's...  11 hrs ago  Comment 
PARIS (dpa-AFX) - France's consumer price inflation accelerated as initially estimated in December, latest figures from the statistical office Insee showed Thursday. Consumer prices climbed 0.6 percent year-over-year in December, slightly...
Mondo Visione  Jan 10  Comment 
Inflationary pressure could increase later this year, but light is at the end of the tunnel for heavy industry prices in China. That's according to new data out today from China's leading business school,  CKGSB . The CKGSB Business...  Jan 10  Comment 
BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - Consumer prices in China were up 2.1 percent on year in December, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for 2.2 percent, and down from 2.3 percent in November. On a monthly basis,...
The Economist  Jan 5  Comment 
Carrie trade THE death of Carrie Fisher, a much-loved actor in the “Star Wars” movies, left a hole in the force for fans. It may also burn a hole in the pockets of underwriters, syndicated under Lloyds of London. They may have to fork out...  Jan 5  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's consumer prices remained flat in December, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday. Consumer prices remained unchanged on year in December, as expected, after easing 0.3 percent in November and 0.2...  Jan 5  Comment  Jan 5  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - After the release of Swiss consumer prices for December at 3:15 am ET Thursday, the franc changed little against its major rivals. The franc was trading at 1.0167 against the greenback, 1.2511 against the pound, 1.0733...  Jan 5  Comment 
AMSTERDAM (dpa-AFX) - Dutch consumer price inflation accelerated in December to the highest level in nearly one-and-a-half years, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The consumer price index rose 1.0 percent...
Benzinga  Jan 4  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.0432, up 0.0014. Italy's National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported that that year over year December CPI (consumer inflation) rose 0.5 percent from a rise of 0.1 percent in November. On the month Italian CPI rose...
The Australian  Jan 3  Comment 
Electricity companies have begun hiking consumer prices around the country.


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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