Consumer price indices (CPIs)
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CPIs: Index (2015 = 100), National Index, Percentage change on the same period of the previous year, Percentage change from previous period
CPI weights: Per thousand of the National CPI Total
Contribution to annual inflation: Percentage points
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16/11/2019 05:12:47
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The 'Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' contains all data that was previously contained in three different datasets: 'Consumer Prices', 'National Consumer Price Indices (CPIs) by COICOP divisions' and 'Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) by COICOP divisions'. For detailed information on the reorganisation of the CPIs data publication on OECD.Stat, please see: Reorganisation and contents of CPI datasets

The 'Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' dataset contains predominantly monthly statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 36 OECD member countries and for some non-member countries.

The ‘Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' dataset contains statistics on Consumer Price Indices including national CPIs, Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) and their associated weights and contributions to national annual inflation. The data series presented have been chosen as the most relevant prices statistics for which comparable data across countries is available. In all cases, a lot of effort has been made to ensure that the data are internationally comparable across all countries presented and that all the subjects have good historical time-series’ data to aid with analysis. Data are available monthly for all the countries except for Australia and New Zealand (quarterly data).
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Indicators have been prepared by national statistical agencies primarily to meet the requirements of users within their own country. In most instances, the indicators are compiled in accordance with international statistical guidelines and recommendations. However, national practices may depart from these guidelines, and these departures may impact on comparability between countries; in such cases the deviations from practices are described in metadata for the relevant country and subject coordinates. There is an on-going process to review and improve the contents of the database in order to maximise the relevance of the database for short-term economic analysis, for example, through the inclusion of new indicators reflecting new areas of analysis and policy making.
Consumer price indices (CPIs)Unit of measure used
CPIs: Index (2015 = 100), National Index, Percentage change on the same period of the previous year, Percentage change from previous period
CPI weights: Per thousand of the National CPI Total
Contribution to annual inflation: Percentage points
Date last updated
16/11/2019 05:12:47
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OECD statistics contact: stat.contact@oecd.org

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Statistical population
The 'Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' contains all data that was previously contained in three different datasets: 'Consumer Prices', 'National Consumer Price Indices (CPIs) by COICOP divisions' and 'Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) by COICOP divisions'. For detailed information on the reorganisation of the CPIs data publication on OECD.Stat, please see: Reorganisation and contents of CPI datasets

The 'Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' dataset contains predominantly monthly statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 36 OECD member countries and for some non-member countries.

The ‘Consumer Price Indices (CPIs)' dataset contains statistics on Consumer Price Indices including national CPIs, Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) and their associated weights and contributions to national annual inflation. The data series presented have been chosen as the most relevant prices statistics for which comparable data across countries is available. In all cases, a lot of effort has been made to ensure that the data are internationally comparable across all countries presented and that all the subjects have good historical time-series’ data to aid with analysis. Data are available monthly for all the countries except for Australia and New Zealand (quarterly data).
Key statistical concept
National CPIs are available at the most aggregate level: CPI All Items (COICOP 01-12) with a breakdown in 12 COICOP Divisions and some additional aggregates. Data are available at a monthly frequency for all countries except for Australia and New Zealand for which they are available at a quarterly frequency.

The annual expenditure weights are also available for the 12 COICOP Divisions (except Australia). Weights are defined as the proportion of total household expenditure spent on a given product during the weight reference period. The weights reported under year 'y-1' are those used for the computation of CPIs in year 'y' (e.g. the weights reported for the year 2014 are those used for the computation of CPIs in 2015).

The contributions to annual inflation are also available for the 12 COICOP Divisions (except Australia). They show how much each of the COICOP Divisions contributes to the annual inflation. All data are calculated by the OECD following the Ribe formula. However, data for Austria, Chile, Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United-Kingdom are directly calculated by the National Statistical Offices. For further information, please see: OECD calculation of contributions to overall annual inflation
Recommended uses and limitations
Indicators have been prepared by national statistical agencies primarily to meet the requirements of users within their own country. In most instances, the indicators are compiled in accordance with international statistical guidelines and recommendations. However, national practices may depart from these guidelines, and these departures may impact on comparability between countries; in such cases the deviations from practices are described in metadata for the relevant country and subject coordinates. There is an on-going process to review and improve the contents of the database in order to maximise the relevance of the database for short-term economic analysis, for example, through the inclusion of new indicators reflecting new areas of analysis and policy making.