Definition: Target sample

Category: Harmonised indices of consumer prices

Set of individual products that pertain to transactions from the target universe and for which price data are to be used for HICP compilation (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1148).

Set of product-offers within consumption segments for which the Member State plans to observe prices in order to achieve a reliable and comparable representation of the HICP target universe (Commission regulation (EC) No 1334/2007). European Union, Commission regulation (EC) No 1334/2007 of 14 November 2007 amending Regulation (EC) No 1749/96 on initial implementing measures for Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 concerning harmonised indices of consumer prices
European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1148 of 31 July 2020 laying down the methodological and technical specifications in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/792 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards harmonised indices of consumer prices and the house price index