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Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice

Author/Editor: International Labour Office | International Monetary Fund | Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development | Statistical Office of the European Communities | United Nations | World Bank

Summary: The consumer price index (CPI) measures the rate at which the prices of consumer goods and services are changing over time. It is a key statistic for economic and social policymaking and has substantial and wide-ranging implications for governments, businesses, and households. This important and comprehensive Manual provides guidelines for statistical offices and other agencies responsible for constructing CPIs, and explains in-depth the methods that are used to calculate a CPI. It also examines the underlying economic and statistical concepts and principles needed for making choices in efficient and cost-effective ways, and for appreciating the full implications of those choices.
 
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Subject(s): Consumer price indexes | Inflation | Inflation rates
Notes: Full Text in English available on the International Labour Organization website. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian
 
English  
    Published:   August 25, 2004        
    ISBN/ISSN:   0   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   CPIMEA   Pages:   568
    Price:   US$125.00        
French  
    Published:   November 8, 2006        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-330-3   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   CPIMFA   Pages:   656
    Price:   US$125.00        
Russian  
    Published:   October 11, 2007        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-332-7   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   CPIMRA   Pages:   718
    Price:   US$125.00        
Spanish  
    Published:   November 8, 2006        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-331-0   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   CPIMSA   Pages:   658
    Price:   US$125.00        
     
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