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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 January 2012:

  • 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 0.3% compared to the previous month and by 3.2% 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 – declined by 1.8% compared to the previous month and rose by 3.4% in comparison to the same month of the previous year.

Period: January 2012

Date of Issue: 03 February 2012

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