A Consumer Price Index (or CPI) is a type of index where the prices of a basket of goods and services are tracked to gain insights into market segments
But beyond measuring the effectiveness of the central government’s economic policy, the CPI also gives businesses and citizens information about the price changes in the economy, which then helps them make informed decisions. The CPI statistics cover a wide range of individuals, including professionals, self-employed, the unemployed, and more. Some of the major groups of the CPI include housing, apparel, education, and communication. While the CPI is mostly effective, it often fails to capture regional variations in prices, and it also assumes that all buying patterns are homogenous.
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