Bread Price Index: A Pilot Case

Abstract

This note presents the methodology used by PriceStats for the computation and analysis of the bread indices used in its joint research project with the United Nations’ Global Pulse Initiative. The objective of this partnership was to investigate and show how scraping online prices could provide real­‐time insights on price dynamics, focusing on the case of bread. We first provide a short description of the data gathering process, before discussing the actual computation of the indices

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