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Consumer Price Index: Overview

The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

Quick Facts: Consumer Price Index
Subject areas Prices
Key measures
  • Consumer price indexes
  • Average prices
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses
Classification system Commodity
Periodicity of data availability Annual, Monthly
Geographic detail Census region, Metro area, U.S. City average
Scope Urban consumers
Key products
Program webpage

www.bls.gov/cpi

Last Modified Date: September 30, 2015