Journal Article

Core CPI: excluding food, energy ... and used cars?

Abstract: Although used car prices represent only a small portion of the consumer price index, their extreme volatility has had a major impact on the measured inflation rate. To explain this relationship, the authors describe how used cars are treated in the CPI and explore what might cause the wide swings in used car prices.

Keywords: Automobile industry and trade; Consumer price indexes;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Current Issues in Economics and Finance

Publication Date: 1996

Volume: 2

Issue: Apr

Order Number: 4