Housing prices rise again as does Food, but Airline Fares drop. Read More
Posts Categorized: Consumer Price Index
CPI-U: Index rose by 0.26% in June, driven mainly by gas prices
Motor fuel contributed the bulk of June’s increase in the All Items index for CPI-U, while the year-over-year inflation dropped slightly, though staying at 2.1% when rounded to one decimal place. Read More
January Inflation – Regional variation in Household Energy price.
New York metro area year/year household energy prices up 9%. Los Angeles metro’s down by 1%. Read More
Inflation – January prices unchanged except for household fuel bills.
Weather related household energy costs contributed 0.10% of the monthly rise of 0.14% in the CPI-U. Year to year inflation rose slightly to 1.58% (from a December rate of 1.50%). Read More
Consumer Prices: Gasoline creates a bounce to 1.5% in headline inflation.
Apart from motor fuel and home ownership, prices were little changed. Motor fuel prices rose in December, on an unadjusted basis – an unusual occurrence – and this gave rise to a relatively large adjusted rise. Unusual weather patterns in December may have had an effect. Read More
Consumer Prices: November indexes unchanged.
CPI-U and CPI-W both unchanged (to one decimal place) but with annual inflation rising to 1.24% from last month’s 0.96%, due to drop out of November 2012. Read More
Regional Inflation Rates – A few observations.
Inflation in the South running at almost twice that in the North-East. Los Angeles area experiencing price deflation, while the San Francisco Bay Area’s inflation rate is 60% higher than the national average. Read More