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Definition: Weighting reference period

Harmonised indices of consumer prices

The "weighting reference period" of an HICP (Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices) means the 12-month period of consumption or expenditure from which the weights are estimated for the compilation of the latest HICP index figures.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EU) No 1114/2010 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 as regards minimum standards for the quality of HICP weightings and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2454/97