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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.
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12-month percentage change, Consumer Price Index,selected categories, April 2021, not seasonally adjusted
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LATEST NUMBERS
Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.8%
in Apr 2021
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NEWS RELEASES
CPI for all items rises 0.8% in April; used cars and trucks among many indexes rising
05/12/2021
In April, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 4.2 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.9 percent in April (SA); up 3.0 percent over the year (NSA).
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May 2021 CPI data are scheduled to be released on June 10, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.6 percent for the 12 months ending March 2021, the largest over-the-year increase since August 2018. Food prices advanced 3.5 percent over the past 12 months, while energy prices increased 13.2 percent over that period. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent. read more »
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