Consumer Prices in OECD area rise by 1.9% in year to December 2009
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02/02/10 - Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to December 2009, compared with a rise of 1.3% in November 2009. Month-on-month, prices remained stable in December, compared with a rise of 0.1% in November 2009.
Consumer prices for energy went up by 8.5% in the year to December 2009, following a rise of 2.4% in November. Consumer prices for food fell by 1.0% in the year to December 2009, compared with a fall of 1.1% in November. Excluding food and energy, consumer prices rose by 1.6% in the year to December 2009, compared to a rise of 1.5% in November 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 2 March 2010.
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Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for OECD Countries and Major Non-Member Economies
OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI)