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Economic Calendar Terms

CPI, core Tokyo

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and Telecoms
1-2, Kasumigaseki 2-chome
Tokyo 100-8926

The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of change over a specified period of time in the general level of prices of goods and services that a given population acquires, uses or pays for consumption. It compares a household's cost for a specific basket of finished goods and services with the cost of the same basket during an earlier benchmark period.