The Information Source of Turkey
RELEASE DATE: 05 April 2021
Data Dissemination Group
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No: 37381 05 April 2021 Hrs: 10:00
Consumer Price Index, March 2021
Consumer price index (CPI) increased by 16.19% annually and 1.08% monthly
A rise in general index was realized in CPI (2003=100) on the previous month by 1.08%, on December of the previous year by 3.71%, on same month of the previous year by 16.19% and on the twelve months moving averages basis by 13.18% in March 2021.
Annual rate of changes in CPI (%), March 2021
The lowest annual increase was 2.87% in alcoholic beverages and tobacco
Clothing and footwear with 7.43%, communication with 8.01% and education with 8.33%, were the other main groups where lowest annual increases realized. On the other hand, transportation with 24.85%, furnishings and household equipment with 23.64% and miscellaneous goods and services with 21.49% were the main groups where high annual increases realized.
CPI annual rate of changes in main groups (%), March 2021
The lowest monthly increase was 0.04% in alcoholic beverages and tobacco
In March 2021, there was no change in transportation main group. Furnishing and household equipment with 0.54% and housing with 0.70% were the other groups that indicated monthly decrease amongst the main groups. On the other hand, health with 3.70%, education with 2.77% and hotels, cafes and restaurants with 2.60% were the main groups where high monthly increases realized.
CPI monthly rate of changes in main groups (%), March 2021
In March 2021, within average prices of 415 items in the index, the average prices of 93 items decreased and the average prices of 35 items remained unchanged while the average prices of 287 items increased.
The indicator for CPI having specified coverage (B) increased by 17.49% annually and 1.26% monthly
A risein CPI excluding unprocessed food, energy, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and gold was realized in CPI (2003=100) on the previous month by 1.26%, on December of the previous year by 3.73%, on same month of the previous year by 17.49% and on the twelve months moving averages basis by 13.25%in March 2021.
The next release on this subject will be on May 03, 2021.
|Consumer Price Indices (2003=100)|
|Weights by Main Expenditure Groups and Related Coverage Information|
|Consumer Price Index Basket in Main Groups Detail|
|Weights for Main Groups and Ttems of 2003=100 Based Consumer Price Index (Turkey)|
|2003 Based Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) by Expenditure Groups|
|2003 Based Consumer Price Index - Basket and Average Prices|
|Consumer Price Index (2003=100)|
|Influence of Main Expenditure Groups on Overall Index|
|Indicators For The CPIs Having Specified Coverages|
|Indicators for the CPIs Having Specified Coverages (2003=100)|
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Item baskets and the weights are updated at the end of every year and chained with the Laspeyres formulation. Every year in December new goods and services are added in the basket, goods and services which lost their importance are taken out and renewed weights are used in the calculation of index. Index is calculated by dividing current prices to the prices of previous December, which is “new price reference period (po)”, and then chained by multiplying it with the index numbers of December.
I = w . Pi /
I : index
Pi : current price
w : weight
It = wı . Pit / PDecember(t-1) . IDecember(t-1)
wı : new weight
t : time
Geometric average is used for the computations of commodity prices from commodity
Sources: Data sources of CPI basket and weights are household budget survey, institutional population individual consumption survey, foreign visitors survey, administrative data (cigarettes, insurances, games of chance etc.) and scanner data of chain markets.
Seasonal adjustment: Data are not seasonally adjusted.