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[IWS] BLS: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - JANUARY 2014 [20 February 2014]
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - JANUARY 2014 [20 February 2014]
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The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent
in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.6
percent before seasonal adjustment.
Increases in the indexes for household energy accounted for most of the
all items increase. The electricity index posted its largest increase since
March 2010, and the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil also rose sharply.
These increases more than offset a decline in the gasoline index, resulting
in a 0.6 percent increase in the energy index.
The index for all items less food and energy also rose 0.1 percent in January.
A 0.3 percent increase in the shelter index was the major contributor to the
rise, but the indexes for medical care, recreation, personal care, and tobacco
also increased. In contrast, the indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks,
new vehicles, and apparel all declined in January. The food index rose slightly
in January. The index for food at home rose 0.1 percent, with major grocery
store food groups mixed.
The all items index increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months; this compares
to a 1.5 percent increase for the 12 months ending December. The index for all
items less food and energy has also risen 1.6 percent over the last 12 months.
The energy index has risen 2.1 percent over the span, and the food index has
increased 1.1 percent.
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