Consumer Prices in OECD area rise 0.2% in year to October 2009
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01/12/2009 - Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 0.2 % in the year to October 2009, a positive rate for the first time since May 2009. Month-on-month, prices increased by 0.1% in October, after remaining stable in September 2009.
Consumer prices for energy were down by 9.2% in the year to October 2009, following a fall of 13.9% in September. Consumer prices for food fell by 1.0% in the year to October 2009, compared with a fall of 0.4% in September. Excluding food and energy, consumer prices rose by 1.6% in the year to October 2009, after 1.5% in September 2009. etc.
Link to Consumer price indices for OECD countries and major non-member economies (data in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year).
The next publication of the OECD Consumer price indices will be on 7 January 2010.
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Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for OECD Countries and Major Non-Member Economies
OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI)