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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…
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