Olga Vasyechko https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7461-3086

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The purpose of this study is to contribute to the maintenance and compilation of the consumer price index (CPI) in the current extreme situation caused by the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. In these extreme conditions, official statistics is faced with the task of maintaining the regularity, completeness and quality of the production of statistical information, including the CPI, which is one of the key economic indicators. The interaction between the ideal and conditional concepts of the index and their practical implementation is considered as a potential source of compilation improvement. The author argues that the main factor of the modern criticism of the CPI is the systematic deviation of the practical form of the index from its theoretical foundations. One way to solve this problem is to use new sources of information, especially big data cash registers. In today's extreme conditions, cash data can extensively address the issue of limited and untimely access to primary data sources needed to compile the CPI, as well as promptly take into account the changes in consumption patterns caused by significant migratory flows from the dangerous areas, and changes in the supply offer due to the rupture of supply chains.


consumer price index (CPI), Russian military aggression against Ukraine, ideal concept of CPI, conditional concept of CPI, cash registers, Big Data.


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