Inflation Rate

From Open Risk Manual


Inflation Rate. An economic indicator representing a change in prices of goods and services for a specified period, for a given statistical area

Inflation rate can be used to define changes, from period-to-period, in wages (Wage Inflation), house prices or producer inputs/outputs. It can be calculated month-over-month and quarter-over-quarter, as well as year-over-year, or on any periodic basis required by the publisher and its community of interest.

Issues and Challenges

Always either includes or excludes: Energy prices; Food prices. ALL inflation rates cite whether or not they exclude energy and food prices. If nothing stated it is assumed they include them.


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