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Data Change: Colombia - CPI - Rebased to 2018
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 09:54 ET
By Jaclyn Zylka
February 2019 -- For the detailed consumer price index for Colombia, concurrent with dissemination of results for January 2019, the source has advanced the base year from 2008 to 2018 (10 monthly series 1988 to 2018, replaced by 14 from 2019).

In response, we have:

  1. Archived the predecessors (December 2008=100, January 1988 to December 2018) by renaming with an "_08" specifier, marking metadata as "discontinued", and segregating in the catalog.
  2. Created replacement series (December 2018=100) with a start date of January 2019. The number of components has expanded from nine to 12.
  3. Extended the all-items index, from January 1954 to December 2003.
  4. Replaced our seasonally adjusted supplement to the all-items index, from January 1954.
  5. Refurbished the catalog.

Dataset properties:

  • Native name: Índice de precios al consumidor (IPC)
  • Classification: COICOP
  • Measurement: Fixed-base value index relative to 2018 (December 2018=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: January 2019

The series reside in the historical catalog (Colombia » Price » Consumer price index) and include, for example:

  • CPIHOS_08UM.ICOL = [DISCONTINUED] Consumer price index: Housing, (Index Dec2008=100, NSA)
  • CPITTUM.ICOL     = All items, (Index Dec2018=100, NSA)
  • CPIFBNUM.ICOL    = Food and non-alcoholic beverages [01], (Index Dec2018=100, NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.


See also

Related ReleaseConsumer Price Index
SourceBank of the Republic of Colombia
Release DateReference date
05 Aug 2019Jul 2019
05 Sep 2019Aug 2019
05 Oct 2019Sep 2019
05 Nov 2019Oct 2019
05 Dec 2019Nov 2019