Consumer Price Index - CPI (CPIS)  12 hrs ago  Comment 
JAKARTA (dpa-AFX) - Iceland's consumer price inflation eased in June after accelerating in the previous two months, figures from Statistics Iceland showed Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent year-over-year in June, slower...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 23  Comment 
The CPI (M) has launched an Onam-specific organic-vegetable cultivation initiative in Kerala’s Ernakulam district which it plans to promote across the State in the future. The initiative — named ‘O...
Channel News Asia  Jun 23  Comment 
Singapore's consumer prices fell 1.6 per cent last month, following a 0.5 per cent decline in April and a 1 per cent fall in March.  Jun 20  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP: Release according to Article 26a of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Total Voting Rights Announcement 20.06.2016 08:29 Total Voting Rights...  Jun 17  Comment 
CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Major Shareholding Notifications DGAP-News: CPI PROPERTY GROUP / Key word(s): Miscellaneous CPI PROPERTY GROUP - Major Shareholding Notifications 17.06.2016 / 18:19 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this...  Jun 17  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Following the release of Canada consumer prices for May at 8:30 am ET Friday, the loonie pared some of its early gains against the other major currencies. The loonie was trading at 1.2888 against the greenback, 1.4501 against...
Reuters  Jun 17  Comment 
Japan's government kept its assessment of the economy unchanged this month but warned that consumer prices are rising at a slower pace, casting more doubt on policymakers' three-year effort to shake off deflation.  Jun 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Consumer prices in the U.S. rose by slightly less than expected in the month of May, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Thursday. The Labor Department said its consumer price index edged up by 0.2 percent in May...  Jun 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The U.S. consumer prices for May and weekly jobless claims for the week ended June 11 are due at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Ahead of the data, the greenback advanced against its major rivals. The greenback was worth 1.1166 against...
Clusterstock  Jun 16  Comment 
The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% in May, slightly less than expected, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Energy costs led the price increases that lifted the overall index, following a rebound in commodity prices including...


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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