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English definition of “headline inflation”

headline inflation

noun [U]
 
 
( UK headline rate of inflation [C, usually singular]) ECONOMICS
the rate of inflation that includes prices that change a lot, for example, those of food and energy: The increase in overall consumer prices boosted the annual headline inflation rate by a full per cent since the last quarter. →  Compare core inflation
(Definition of headline inflation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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