Consumer Price Index Manual : Theory and Practice

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 25, 2004

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.

Series:

Manuals & Guides

Subject:

Notes:

Full Text in English available on the International Labour Organization website. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian

English

Publication Date:

August 25, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9789221136996/2663-3744

Stock No:

CPIMEA

Format:

Paper

Pages:

572

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