Indicator List of Category: MONEY AND PRICES
 Indicator Unit Definition Consumer Price Index, Average Index Value An indicator of inflation that reflects changes in the cost of acquiring a fixed basket of goods and services by the average consumer. Consumer Price Index, Average, Annual % Change Percentage An indicator of inflation that reflects changes in the cost of acquiring a fixed basket of goods and services by the average consumer expressed as the average percentage change over the previous year. Consumer Price Index, End of Period Index Value Expressed in end of the period, not annual average data. A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the prices of goods and services that households consume. Such changes affect the real purchasing power of consumers’ incomes and their welfare. As the prices of different goods and services do not all change at the same rate, a price index can only reflect their average movement. A price index is typically assigned a value of unity, or 100, in some reference period and the values of the index for other periods of time are intended to indicate the average proportionate, or percentage, change in prices from this price reference period. Price indices can also be used to measure differences in price levels between different cities, regions or countries at the same point in time. [CPI Manual 2004, Introduction] For euro countries, consumer prices are calculated based on harmonized prices. Consumer Price Index, End of Period, Annual % Change Percentage Annual percentages of end of period consumer prices are year-on-year changes. Discount Rate Percentage The rate at which the central banks lend or discount eligible paper for deposit money banks, typically shown on an end-of-period basis. GDP Deflator (2010=100), \$ Rate GDP deflator is the implicit price deflator for GDP of which the movements in an implicit price deflator reflect both changes in price and changes in the composition of the aggregate for which the deflator is calculated. Here, the GDP implicit deflator is calculated as the ratio of GDP in current US dollars to GDP in constant US dollars (chain value measure). GDP Deflator (2010=100), National Currency Units Rate GDP deflator is the implicit price deflator for GDP of which the movements in an implicit price deflator reflect both changes in price and changes in the composition of the aggregate for which the deflator is calculated. Here, the GDP implicit deflator is calculated as the ratio of GDP in current NCU to GDP in constant NCU (chain value measure). Money Supply: M1 National Currency Units Money is the sum of currency outside banks and demand deposits other than those of central government. This series, frequently referred to as M1 is a narrower definition of money than M2. Money Supply: M1 plus Quasi-money National Currency Units Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government.This definition of money supply is frequently called M2. Wholesale Price Index (2010=100) Index Value Wholesale price index refers to a mix of agricultural and industrial goods at various stages of production and distribution, including import duties. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.