National Institute of Statistics, Niger
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Accessed On: 18 August, 2017
The National Institute of Statistics (NIS), Niger provides users the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP). This index is harmonized said because it is the fruit of a common methodology to the eight member states of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) since 1996. The basis of this index was revised in 2008. The base 2008 HICP reference population for all African households in Greater Niamey. The basket includes 657 varieties considered followed in about 1,000 observation points. Over 6,000 price quotations are made each month. The weights used are from a survey of household expenditure carried out over 12 months.