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Table 3 Swiss CPI weights and incidence in April 2020

From: Weighting bias and inflation in the time of COVID-19: evidence from Swiss transaction data

  Monthly Weight   Incidence  
Main group CPI inflation CPI Covid basket CPI Covid basket
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 0.71 10.54 23.70 0.07 0.17
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco –0.47 2.76 6.20 –0.01 –0.03
Clothing and footwear 0.26 3.40 1.52 0.01 0.00
Housing and energy –0.19 24.96 40.27 –0.05 –0.08
Household goods and services –0.80 3.79 1.69 –0.03 –0.01
Healthcare –0.08 15.69 6.11 –0.01 –0.01
Transport –1.74 10.97 7.90 –0.19 –0.14
Communications –0.06 2.94 4.75 –0.00 –0.00
Recreation and culture –0.89 8.37 0.08 –0.07 –0.00
Education 0.00 1.00 1.61 0.00 0.00
Restaurants and hotels –0.75 9.46 2.04 –0.07 –0.02
Other goods and services –0.09 6.12 4.13 –0.01 –0.00
  1. The CPI weight is the share of expenditure in a given category over total expenditures. The incidence is the monthly inflation rate multiplied by the weight. The sum of all the category incidence numbers is equal to the monthly inflation rate