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Consumer Prices Index
Statistical tools to calculate the changes in consumers goods and services prices, and statistical measure of inflation
  • Metadata

  • Reports

  • Methodology

1.1
Contact organization
Dubai Statistics Center
1.2
Contact organization unit
Prices & Cost of Living Statistics Section Section
1.3
Contact name
Corporate Communication & Customer Service Section
1.4
Contact person function
Customer Care
1.5
Contact mail address
P.O. Box: 121222 Dubai, UAE
1.6
Contact email address
1.7
Contact phone number
800 DSC (372)
1.8
Contact fax number
009714 4290232
2.1
Metadata last certified
17/02/2021
2.2
Metadata last posted
17/02/2021
2.3
Metadata last update
17/02/2021
3.1
Data description
Consumer prices index is a statistical tools for measuring changes in the prices of consumer goods and services from time to other. It is widely used as accurate indicator for measuring trends in inflation and economic recession. Consumer prices index is a means for measuring changes in the currency purchasing power. Prices index is generally one of the important tools used in preparing national accounts by ridding the national gross income from the impact of prices changes
3.2
Classification

Classification used: COICOP 1999, UN

3.3
Sector coverage
CPI covers the whole household sector, more precisely the goods and services that are acquired by households
3.4
Statistical concepts and definitions
Consumer Price The price paid by the consumer for obtaining a good or service for household needs.
Division The group of goods and services on which a consumer spends on for household purposes.
Laspeyres Index A mathematical equation developed by Statistician Laspeyres for calculating price index by dividing prices of the year of comparison by the prices of the base year, and base year weights.
Price Index The average proportional changes in the prices of a certain goods and services between two time periods.
Base Period The time period that is compared to the current period.
Base Period Prices The prices of goods and services to which the current prices are compared.
Relative importance The ratio of goods and services importance within the consumer basket.
3.5
Statistical unit

Prices of Goods and Services spent by Household living in Emirate of Dubai

3.6
Statistical population

Sources of selling goods and services to the consumer

3.7
Reference area

Emirate of Dubai

3.8
Time coverage

CPI data are available from January 2008.

3.9
Base period

The index reference period is 2014=100.

• Index (2014=100)
• Percentage change

 - Monthly
- Quarterly
- Annually

6.1
Legal acts and other agreements

Dubai Statistics Center specializes in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system and shall be the only official source for the collection, analysis and publication of Statistical information and data in the Emirate adopting harmonized methodological international standards in the  collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data. For more information, please see the law number (28) related to Dubai Statistics Center

click here to view the law details

6.2
Data sharing
The data are shared with the local Government Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
7.1
Confidentiality - policy

Data confidentiality is governed by law number (28) for the year 2015 about Dubai Statistics Center, article number (9) 'Confidentiality of Statistical Data'.

Click here to view the law details

8.1
Release calendar

The reports of the project are published according to the statistical calendar displayed on the Dubai Statistics Center website according to the periodical publishing according to the GDDS standard (monthly).

8.2
Release calendar access
Click here to access Dubai Statistics Center calendar information

- Monthly

- Quarterly

- Annually

 
10.1
News release
Official website / newspapers / social media
10.3
On-line database
Available under specific permissions to particular entities
10.4
Micro-data access
Micro-data are not available to public due to data confidentiality considerations. However, aggregated data are published to public
10.5
Other
DSC Application, Interactive Statistics, Idash Board
10.6
Documentation on methodology

The project was implemented according to GSBPM where it takes into consideration statistical quality scopes according to Statistical   data quality charter for the Emirate of Dubai that is adopted by the center specially those related accuracy, objectivity and comparability, since the classifications and methodologies used make the results of this project comparable on national regional and international levels being based on international classifications and methodologies.

Click here to view Dubai Statistics Center Statistical Data Quality Framework

12.1
User needs
- Measuring changes in the prices of consumer goods and services from time to other
- Measuring trends in inflation and economic recession
- Measuring changes in the currency purchasing power
- Preparing national accounts by ridding the national gross income from the impact of prices changes
18.1
Source data
- Field survey
- Regestry Data
18.2
Frequency of data collection
- Monthly
- Quarterly
- Annually
18.3
Data collection
Questionnaire (weekly, monthly, Quarterly) is used for data collection with a pre-printed list of selected commidities and services for which prices are to be given.
Data collection goes through several processes:
- Visiting the source for the first time
- Introducing the survey and its objectives to the person in charge in the source
- the field staff member agrees with him/her on the data collection mechanism preferred (field/telephone/e-mail)
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Title Publishing Year File Type File Type Metadata
Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Monthly Percentage Change in Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Percentage Change in Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Monthly Inflation - Base year 2014 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Inflation - Base year 2014 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Monthly Inflation - Base year 2014 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Inflation - Base year 2014 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Monthly Inflation - Base year 2014 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Inflation - Base year 2014 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Consumer Price Index - Base year 2014 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Monthly Inflation - Base year 2014 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Inflation - Base year 2014 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
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Title Description Publishing Year File Type File Size
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2021 Document Icon 435 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2020 Document Icon 437 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2019 Document Icon 436 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2018 Document Icon 436 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2017 Document Icon 436 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2016 Document Icon 437 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2014 Document Icon 434 KB
Consumer Prices Index Methodology 2014 Document Icon 434 KB
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