What are these terms "provisional headline inflation" and "imputed index" used to predict in terms of inflation?


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Headline Inflation:

Headline inflation is the raw inflation figure reported through the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Raw means it is not adjusted in any way (like core inflation that excludes energy and food prices). Provisional headline inflation just means the numbers are not final and subject to change.

Imputed Index

If some prices are missing statisticians will impute them (figure out what they likely should have been) using statistics, like in this report.

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by core inflation here? $\endgroup$ May 15, 2021 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ @RajorshiKoyal that is example of adjusted inflation $\endgroup$
    – csilvia
    May 18, 2021 at 11:03

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