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The consumer price index, abbreviated as CPI, measures the change over time in the prices of consumer goods and services acquired, used or paid for by households. It is an important measure of inflation in the European Union[1].

Headline inflation and core inflation

Headline inflation is the inflation that makes the newspapers' headlines and comprises all goods of the household's basket, as opposed to core inflation.

See also


  1. Eurostat, Statistics explained, Glossary, Consumer price index (CPI)
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