Inflation means that prices in an economy, the general price level, rise. The rate at which they rise depends on several factors.


What is inflation?

Inflation at present


The consumer price index - the CPI is measured and published every month by Statistics Sweden (SCB).


Current inflation rate

Jesper Johansson. Photo: Sveriges Riksbank

How is inflation measured?

Are house prices included in the CPI? Does the CPI capture the fact that more people are buying music on-line instead of CDs? Jesper Johansson, adviser in the Riksbank's Monetary Policy Department, explains what the CPI inflation measure actually entails.

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