Inflation explained


CBS’ chief economist Peter Hein van Mulligen explains in less than 5 minutes what exactly inflation is and how it is calculated by CBS.


00:00 - 01:46 What is inflation?
01:47 - 02:17 How does CBS calculate inflation exactly?
02:18 - 03:17 What do people buy?
03:18 - 03:51 Collecting prices
03:52 - 04:30 From CPI to inflation
04:31 - 04:47 Learn more?

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