consumer price index Definition in Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "consumer price index" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

consumer price index

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
( abbreviation CPI)
ECONOMICS a list of the prices of basic goods and services, showing how they change in a particular period of time, as a way of measuring inflation: The consumer price index hit a six-month high in October. The consumer price index was up 3.4%. →  See also cost of living index , retail price index
Translations of “consumer price index”
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售物價指數…
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售物价指数…
(Definition of consumer price index from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of consumer price index?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “consumer price index” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More