E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy
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A new analytical article, "E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy," is now available in the Prices Analytical Series.
The article explores the effect of e-commerce on the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) and discusses the evolution of price collection and methods used in the context of an increasingly digitalized retail landscape.
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The article is based on Canadian price data collected for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), covering Canada.
The analytical article "E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy" is now available in the Prices Analytical Series (62F0014M).
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