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Prezzi al consumo (provvisori)

Consumer prices: provisional data

The Consumer Price Index measures the change in prices over time of a set of goods and
services (CPI basket) representative of Italian household consumption.

Istat estimates that in December 2011:

• the National Consumer Price Index for the whole nation CPI (see Italian NIC) - used to
measure inflation over the entire Italian economic system - rose by 0.4% compared to the
previous month and by 3.3% in comparison to the same month of the previous year;

• the EU Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices HICP (see Italian IPCA) - developed to
facilitate the comparison of inflation between Member States - rose by 0.3% compared to
the previous month and rose by 3.7% in comparison to the same month of the previous
year.

tags:
consumer prices, consumptions, CPI, HICP, inflation, statistics flash
theme:
Prices
document typology:
Press release
Reference period
December 2011
Date of publication
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Full text
(pdf 69 KB)
Methodological note
(pdf 107 KB)
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