Consumer prices last month

March 20, 2000

On September 28, 2000, the BLS released revised Consumer Price Indexes for January through August 2000. The article on this page contains revised data. For further information see 'Revisions in January to August 2000 CPI Data' available from the Consumer Price Index Homepage./cpi/cpirev01.htm

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.5 percent in February, following increases of 0.2 percent in each of the preceding four months. For the 12-month period ended in February, the unadjusted CPI-U increased 3.2 percent.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, February 1991-February 2000
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The food index, which declined 0.1 percent in January, increased 0.4 percent in February, reflecting in part a sharp jump in meat prices. The energy index rose 4.6 percent, its largest advance since a 6.0 percent rise in April 1999. The index for petroleum-based energy increased 8.0 percent and the index for energy services rose 1.1 percent.

Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent in February, the same as in January.

These data are a product of the BLS Consumer Price Index program.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices last month on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/mar/wk3/art01.htm (visited October 20, 2014).

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