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Consumer Price Index Rose in April – Pumping Up Inflation

Once again energy prices, notably gasoline (prices at the pump), are driving headline inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.0% in April influenced heavily by a 153.5% annualized increase in the price of gasoline. Increases in separate indexes for food and core CPI (excluding food and energy) were in line with recent… Read More ›

CPI in March — A Modest Increase in Core Inflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March. Core inflation rose modestly in March. The Consumer Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.1% in March, after a 2.0% decline in February. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.8%… Read More ›

A Big Drop in Energy Prices in February

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February. The Consumer Price Index declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.0%, after a 0.3% increase in January. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.4% in February, slightly down from 3.6% in… Read More ›

Large Rise in the Core CPI in January

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was relatively flat in January. It rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.3%, after slipping 1.3% in December. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.6% in January, from 1.9% in December. In January,… Read More ›

Decline in Energy Prices in December

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3% in December, after rising in the previous two months, 2.4% in October and 0.3% in November. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual… Read More ›

Consumer Prices in November – Predicting Fed Action

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for November. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.3% in November, slower than 2.4% in October. Meanwhile, excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2% in November following 2.5% in… Read More ›

Rebounding Energy Prices in October

Energy prices rebounded and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose moderately in October. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.4% in October after a 1.8% decline in September and a 0.8% decline in August. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, “core” CPI rose at… Read More ›

Lower Energy Prices, Lower Consumer Prices in September

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.8% in September after slipping 0.8% in August. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.6% in September, faster than 0.9% in August. In September, energy prices dropped… Read More ›

Big Drops in Energy Prices in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.8% in August, compared to 1.6% rise in July. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.9% in August, slower than 1.6% in July. In August, energy prices… Read More ›

Slow Rise in Consumer Prices in July

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported consumer prices increased in July. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.6%, slower than 3.9% in June. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.6% in July. Energy prices were stabilized and rose at a… Read More ›