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# What is the base year for the consumer price index?

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has revised the Base Year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2010=100 to 2012=100 with effect from the release of indices for the month of January 2015.

Furthermore, how do you know what the base year is?

To calculate the Price Index, take the price of the Market Basket of the year of interest and divide by the price of the Market Basket of the base year, then multiply by 100. In this case we're interested in knowing the price index for 2007 and we plan to use 2006 as the base year.

What is the base year in GDP?

Nominal GDP, Real GDP, and Price Level. For example, if 1990 were chosen as the base year, then real GDP for 1995 is calculated by taking the quantities of all goods and services purchased in 1995 and multiplying them by their 1990 prices.

What is the base year for the CPI?

Currently, the reference base for most CPI indexes is 1982- 84=100 but some indexes have other references bases. The reference base years refer to the period in which the index is set to 100.0. In addition, expenditure weights are updated every two years to keep the CPI current with changing consumer preferences.