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5 things to know before the World Market opens 19 April 2023

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5 things to know before the World Market opens 19 April 2023

Core Inflation Rate YoY (MAR) - United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the core inflation rate tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes some volatile price items.

Inflation Rate YoY (MAR) - United Kingdom

In United Kingdom, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: Transport (14%), Housing & Utilities (14%), and Recreation & Culture (13%). Food & Non-alcoholic Beverages account for 12%, Restaurants & Hotels for 11%, Miscellaneous Goods & Services for 9%¸ Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Maintenance of the House for 8%, and Clothing & Footwear for 6%. Others include: Alcoholic Drinks, Tobacco & Narcotics (5%), Education (3%), Communication (3%) and Health (2%).

Core Inflation Rate YoY Final (MAR) -  Euro Area

In Euro Area, the core inflation rate is calculated using the weighted average of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Price (HICP) aggregates, excluding energy, food, alcohol & tobacco that face volatile price movements.

Inflation Rate YoY (Q1) -  New Zealand

In New Zealand, the most important category in the consumer price index is Housing and Utilities (28 percent of total weight). Food accounts for 18 percent; Transport for 14 percent; Recreation and Culture for 9 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 8 percent; and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco for 7 percent. Household Goods and Services; Health; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; and Education account for the remaining 16 percent of total weight.

ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts -  Euro Area

In the Euro Area, benchmark interest rate is set by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. The primary objective of the ECB’s monetary policy is to maintain price stability which is to keep inflation below, but close to 2 percent over the medium term. In times of prolonged low inflation and low interest rates, ECB may also adopt non-standard monetary policy measures, such as asset purchase programmes. The official interest rate is the Main refinancing operations rate.

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