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Consumer Price Index

Program Information

  • The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on CPI data
  • Chronology of changes in the Consumer Price Index (HTML)
  • CPI Overview (HTML)
  • 2018 Geographic Revision Notice (HTML)
  • CPI-PCE code mapping (PDF)
  • CPI Requirements of CE (PDF)
  • Comparison of BLS price and spending measures (HTML)
  • 1998 revision item structure (HTML)
  • 1998 revision item concordance (HTML)
  • Consumer Price Index series title changes, since 2018 (HTML)
  • Discontinued Consumer Price Index series, since 2020 (HTML)
  • New published Consumer Price Index series, since 2021 (HTML)

Papers

  • Defining an Outlet: What Characteristics are Truly Price Determining? (PDF)
  • Sampling and Weighting of Commodity and Service Units for the Elementary Level of Computation of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (PDF)
  • Evaluating a Calibration Weighting Scheme for Elementary Indexes for Commodities and Services in the U.S. Consumer Price Index (PDF)
  • Estimating Dynamic Price Indexes (PDF)
  • A Note on the Effects of Extreme Price Values on Price Indexes (PDF)
  • Reconsideration of Weighting and Updating Procedures in the US CPI (HTML)
  • New Evidence on Outlet Substitution Effects in Consumer Price Index Data (HTML)
  • Improving the CPI's Age-Bias Adjustment: Leverage, Disaggregation and Model Averaging (HTML)
  • Treatment of Owner-Occupied Housing in the CPI (PDF)

Handbook of Methods

  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 1: CPI Geographic Sample, 2018 (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 2: Content of CPI Entry Level Items (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 3: Consumer Expenditure Sample Rotation Categories (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 4: Non-Consumer Expenditure Sample Rotation Categories (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 5: Consumer Expenditure UCC to CPI ELI Concordance (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 6: Items for which Average Price Data is Published (HTML)
  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 7: CPI Items by Publication Level (HTML)

 

Last Modified Date: November 10, 2021