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a) The Services are intended to serve as an analytical tool that users might consult in connection with estimating official inflation trends and changes in real exchange rates for select economies. Our series are an estimation based only on certain data points that may change from time to time, are not exhaustive, and are not guaranteed to be accurate or appropriate for your use.

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f) We use proprietary models to estimate inflation in those sectors and sub-sectors for which there is no online information available or easy to obtain. In addition, for all sectors we may use techniques to compensate for methodological differences with official statistics.

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