Book Price Information and BPI Index Calculation
The following links lead to national statistical databases for information about consumer price inflation, including for books:
- For France: INSEE
- For Spain: National Statistics Institute
- For Italy: Istat.it Download Tavole as XL, use Indice to identify Tavola wanted.
- For Germany: Federal Statistics Office
- To retrieve the German book price index for the years 2003-2007:
- 1) Go to: Federal Statistics Office
- 2) On the column of links on the left, click "GENESIS-Online"
- 3) Login as Guest
- 4) On the list of subject areas, scroll down to number 61 and click the blue/white arrow on that row
- 5) Click the blue/white arrow next to "Verbraucherpreise" for a list of consumer prices
- 6) Click the blue/white arrow under the Tables column of "Verbraucherpreiseindex für Deutschland"
- 7) Select the third choice, that with code "61111-0003"
- 8) Click "Value Retrieval" on the right hand side beneath the table
- 9) Scroll down to "Bücher", which has the code "CC0951"
Portuguese CPI statistics do not reach down to the category level of books, as far as I could find.
- For both present and past rates: FxTop