Inflation

Inflation Indicators

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The Consumer Price Index is the most popular way to measure inflation. There are many other techniques, some more reliable and precise than CPI, but this is the one that's most commonly used and reported. The CPI measures inflation’s effects on a...

Producer Price Index (PPI)

The Producer Price Index measures inflation. The economy almost always has a little inflation, which is a good thing. However, too much inflation is not a good thing. The PPI measures inflation's effects on prices charged by domestic manufacturers...