underlying inflation meaning

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[Business]
noun [U]

(Economics )

the rate at which the prices of goods and services rise over a period of time, measured without considering prices that go up and down frequently, especially the costs of mortgages:

Underlying inflation, which excludes food, energy and mortgage costs, rose by 0.1 per cent last month.

HEADLINE INFLATION

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  1. a simple measure of underlying inflation : estimates for hong kong and the mainland
  2. a simple measure of underlying inflation : estimates for hong kong and the mainland
  3. and a variety of other gauges suggest that underlying inflation is on the high side and rising
  4. for a start, a pick-up in underlying inflation suggests that price pressure has seeped beyond commodities
  5. the sub-committee noted an information paper on measures of underlying inflation for hong kong and mainland china

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