Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)

Benzinga  Jul 19  Comment 
GBP/USD is trading at 1.3175, down 0.0085. The pair is trading near the lows of the day. Market chatter about money flows and comments policy makers in the U.K. is constant and has kept both buyers and sellers active. Trading is...  Jul 19  Comment 
Consumer price index rose by 0.5% in the year ending in June, as air fares were pushed up by 11% owing to Euro 2016 Britain’s brief flirtation with deflation has receded further into the past after dearer air fares, the rising cost of driving...  Jul 19  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - At 4:30 am ET Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics releases U.K. consumer and producer prices for June and house price index for May. Inflation is seen rising to 0.4 percent in June from 0.3 percent in May. Factory gate...
BBC News  Jul 19  Comment 
UK inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 0.5% in June from 0.3% in May, figures show.
WA Business News  Jul 19  Comment 
The Reserve Bank says Brexit fears won't hit the global economy too hard, but more sluggish local consumer prices could set the scene for an August rate cut.
SeekingAlpha  Jul 15  Comment 
Clusterstock  Jul 15  Comment 
Consumer prices rose less than expected in June, according to the latest consumer price index.  Higher energy prices offset cheaper food costs, lifting the headline index.  CPI rose 0.2% month-on-month and 1% year-on-year. Economists had...  Jul 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Gold futures steadied Friday morning after losing ground earlier the week. Optimism about the U.S. economy and the prospect of an interest rate hike later in the year took away some of gold's lustre. The precious...
Benzinga  Jul 15  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1140, up 0.0035. The pair is trading just under the session highs. Market talk about European headline news is making the rounds. The overnight trading range is moderate. Eurostat reported the final reading for...


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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