Consumer Price Index n.s.a. reflects changes in prices of a basket of consumer goods and services in the specified month. The index shows price changes from the perspective of the consumer. The index calculation is not seasonally adjusted, i.e. it does not reflect annual changes occurring approximately at the same time and that are approximately equal in size. Such adjustments may include holidays, weather, production cycles, etc.
The index is calculated in comparison with the reference period prices. The reference period in CPI calculation is 1982.
Consumer Price Index characterizes inflation dynamics.
The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) n.s.a." macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.