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[IWS] BLS: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – OCTOBER 2014 [20 November 2014]

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – OCTOBER 2014 [20 November 2014]


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The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in

October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7

percent before seasonal adjustment.


Gasoline and other energy indexes declined, offsetting increases in shelter

and an array of other indexes to leave the seasonally adjusted all items

index unchanged. The gasoline index fell for the fourth month in a row,

declining 3.0 percent, and the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil also

decreased. The food index rose slightly in October, with major grocery

store food groups mixed.


The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in

October. Besides the shelter index, airline fares, household furnishings

and operations, medical care, recreation, personal care, tobacco, and new

vehicles were among the indexes that increased. The indexes for used cars

and trucks and for apparel declined in October.


The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the

same increase as for the 12 months ending September. The index for all

items less food and energy increased 1.8 percent over the span, and the

food index rose 3.1 percent. In contrast, the energy index declined 1.6

percent over the last 12 months.


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