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The impact of oil price changes on Spanish and euro area consumer price inflation

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  • Luis J. Álvarez

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    (Banco de España)

  • Samuel Hurtado

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    (Banco de España)

  • Isabel Sánchez

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    (Banco de España)

  • Carlos Thomas

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    (Banco de España)

Abstract

This paper assesses the impact of oil price changes on Spanish and euro area consumer price inflation. We find, consistently with recent international evidence, that the inflationary effect of oil price changes is limited, even though crude oil price fluctuations are a major driver of inflation variability. The impact on Spanish inflation is found to be somewhat higher than in the euro area. Direct effects are increasing over time, reflecting the higher spending of households on refined oil products, whereas indirect ones, defined in broad terms, are losing importance.

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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Occasional Papers with number 0904.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:bde:opaper:0904

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Keywords: oil prices; consumer price infl ation; Spanish and Euro area inflation; DSGE models;

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