CPI Increased 0.6% in January

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% in January on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index rose 2.5%.

Prices for all items less food and energy, the “core CPI,” increased 0.3% in January, a slight uptick from December. The index rose 2.3% for the 12 months ending in January.

The food index increased 0.1% after being unchanged for six months. Prices for food at home was unchanged, while prices for food away from home increased 0.4%. Over the past 12 months, food prices have fallen 0.2%.

The energy index increased 4.0% in January. The gasoline index posted a strong gain, rising 7.8% following a 2.4% December increase.

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